Course syllabus

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High Performance Computer Graphics

EDAN35, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board A
Date of Decision: 2013-04-15

General Information

Elective for: C4, C4-da, D4, D4-bg, E4, E4-bg, F4, F4-bg, L5-gi, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The purpose of the course is to that the students shall comprehend the foundations about three-dimensional computer graphics using hardware accelerators. Furthermore, the student shall understand how graphics algorithms for hardware work, and the student shall be able to apply this in practice.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Graphics architectures, shader programming, graphics APIs, edge functions, perspectively correct interpolation, texturing, caching, filtering, fixed-point math, texture compression, performance analysis, antialiasing algorithms and culling algorithms.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written examination and completed course assignments. To qualify for the written examination students must have completed the assignments. The final grade of the course is based on the result of the written examination.

Code: 0113. Name: Compulsory Course Items.
Credits: 3,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: To qualify for a passing grade the laboratory work and the project must be completed. Contents: Laboratory work and a project.
Code: 0213. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: To qualify for the exam the compulsory course items must be completed. The final grade of the course is based on the result of the written examination. Contents: Written examination.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: EDA031 C++ Programming
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EDA075

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Michael Doggett,
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