Course syllabus

High Performance Computer Graphics
Högpresterande datorgrafik

EDAN35, 7.5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2024/25
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering LTH
Decided by: PLED C/D
Date of Decision: 2024-04-16
Effective: 2024-05-08

General Information

Main field: Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
Mandatory for: MVAR1
Elective for: C4, D4-bg, E4-bg, F4, F4-bg, L5-gi, Pi4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English

Aim

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

Contents

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 - (U, 3, 4, 5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
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 (50%), labs (20%) and project (30%).

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Modules
Code: 0314. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 1.5. Grading scale: UG - (U, G). Assessment: To qualify for a passing grade the laboratory work must be completed. The module includes: Laboratory work
Code: 0114. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4.0. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). 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, the labs and the project. The module includes: Written examination.
Code: 0214. Name: Project.
Credits: 2.0. Grading scale: TH - (U, 3, 4, 5). Assessment: To qualify for a passing grade the project work must be completed.

Admission

Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
Kursen överlappar följande kurser: EDA075

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Michael Doggett, Michael.Doggett@cs.lth.se
Course homepage: https://cs.lth.se/edan35