Nanyang Technological University

Computer Graphics and Visualisation


Iowa State Course Substitution

Introduction to Computer Graphics

COM S 336

Course Info

International Credits: 3.0
Converted Credits: 3.0
Country: Singapore
Language: English
Course Description:
This course aims to introduce methods for visualizing data, especially in cases where simple plots and diagrams are insufficient. Information visualization and graphics rendering of abstract data involves various mathematical models, and has become important in modern science and technology. It has applications across many disciplines including interior and architectural designs, as well as engineering software systems that employ graphical presentations as a part of their user interfaces. You will be immersed into "visual mathematics", i.e you will learn how to see geometry and colors beyond mathematical formulas and how to represent geometric shapes and motions by analytic functions and algorithmic procedures. You will develop spatial visualization skills which permit you to perform 3D rotations and other transformations of geometric objects. You will also learn how a common personal computer, freeware, and de-facto standard software can be used for solving complex computer graphics problems. The course requires knowledge of engineering math and analytic geometry.


Evaluation Date:
January 10, 2019
Steven Kautz