Visualisation with 3D Computer Graphics

7.5 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 5SD505

Education cycle
First cycle
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 15 February 2023
Responsible department
Department of Game Design

General provisions

The course is part of the minor field of study, Expression in Convergent Media.

Entry requirements

30 credits

Learning outcomes

The overall purpose is to provide basic knowledge and skills in the visualisation of many kinds of data using 3D computer graphics (CG) 

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • identify, formulate and find challenges within an issue related to 3D CG visualisation,
  • understand and apply basic theories and methods in digital image technologies used to construct 3D CG visualisation systems,
  • apply those 3D CG methods such as modelling, lighting and rendering to build and display their own visualisation system, and
  • formulate a project description for a minor visualisation project as well as complete and communicate this process, including its technical and theoretical background.


The course begins with a series of lectures in visualisation technologies and 3D/2D imaging techniques, such as digitization techniques and latest technologies in 3D CG. This is followed by instruction in 3D CG representation as well as visualisation exercises and tutorials. The course also includes a visualisation project carried out under supervision. The project consists of a visualisation of 2D and 3D digitized data using 3D computer graphics.


Instruction consists of lectures and seminars and includes a practical project work with active student participation.


Examination is in the form of a final assignment that will be issued at the end of the course consisting of two parts: 1) a production of a visualisation system and 2) a written reflective report and a verbal presentation on the production.

Grading is based on the degree of active participation in seminars, practices and projects. Pass requires that all components of the assignments are approved.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University´s disability coordinator.

Other directives

The course substitutes/overlaps the course Visualisering med 3D-datorgrafik(5SD010) at Uppsala University