MSc Imaging, Vision and High Performance Computing 12 months Postgraduate Program By Heriot-Watt University |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 201-250QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

33,300 GBPTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Electrical and Electronic

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Overview

A pioneering degree combining Heriot-Watt University's world leading expertise in Signal and Image Processing with the University of Edinburgh’s globally respected capabilities in High Performance Computing. Register interest now for September 2024.


The MSc Imaging, Vision and High Performance Computing is a newly developed programme of study for graduates of science, engineering, or computing backgrounds.


This degree will place you at the cutting-edge of science and technology, with skills in computational imaging algorithms and computer vision, as well as in High Performance Computing (HPC) hardware and software technologies. It is a programme of study which, for the first time, brings together the world-leading expertise of Heriot-Watt University in Signal and Image Processing with the University of Edinburgh's globally respected capability HPC.


You will graduate simultaneously from both the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.


Six reasons to study MSc Imaging, Vision and HPC in Edinburgh

  1. Data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts are among the most sought-after careers and Edinburgh is intended to be the Data capital of Europe, with strategic Data-Driven Innovation Hubs  such as the  Bayes Centre, the  National Robotarium, and the  Edinburgh International Data Facility.
  2. Scientists and Engineers with dual competence in Imaging/Vision and HPC are highly sought-after in both the academia and industry, and Edinburgh is also host to the Imaging Alliance , a geographic cluster of companies from both industry & academia, who share their technological skills & research expertise to stimulate new ideas. 
  3. You will acquire unique interdisciplinary knowledge at the interface between the foundations of Imaging and Vision, based on optimisation, machine learning, graph theory, and imaging technologies, and associated high-performance computing hardware and software technologies.
  4. You will be exposed to specialised applications in computational imaging and computer vision in a variety of domains, ranging from astronomy to medicine, and from computer graphics to autonomous systems.
  5. You will have access to advanced HPC systems available at EPCC, including Cirrus and ARCHER2.
  6. Our programme is run by international leaders in their field from both Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh.


A Partnership of World-Leading Departments 

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University is renowned for world-class research in imaging and vision. The School's Signal and Image Processing Lab is a leading centre for computational imaging and computer vision, both nationally and internationally. 


The School of Informatics at University of Edinburgh is one of the most renowned in the world. It provides academic governance to EPCC, the UK's leading supercomputer centre, which has a global reputation for innovative and leading-edge HPC research and training.


In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), which assesses the quality of research of UK higher education institutions, the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University were jointly ranked first for Engineering research in Scotland, and third in the UK. The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and EPCC have obtained similarly impressive results in Computer Science research, being ranked first in Scotland and sixth in the UK in REF2021


More into Statistics than HPC? 

If you are willing to embark on an MSc in Imaging and Vision, but are more interested in complementing your education with foundational statistical aspects rather than HPC, check Heriot-Watt University's MSc in Computational Data Science

Program overview

Main Subject

Engineering - Electrical and Electronic

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

Overview

A pioneering degree combining Heriot-Watt University's world leading expertise in Signal and Image Processing with the University of Edinburgh’s globally respected capabilities in High Performance Computing. Register interest now for September 2024.


The MSc Imaging, Vision and High Performance Computing is a newly developed programme of study for graduates of science, engineering, or computing backgrounds.


This degree will place you at the cutting-edge of science and technology, with skills in computational imaging algorithms and computer vision, as well as in High Performance Computing (HPC) hardware and software technologies. It is a programme of study which, for the first time, brings together the world-leading expertise of Heriot-Watt University in Signal and Image Processing with the University of Edinburgh's globally respected capability HPC.


You will graduate simultaneously from both the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University.


Six reasons to study MSc Imaging, Vision and HPC in Edinburgh

  1. Data scientists, data engineers, and business analysts are among the most sought-after careers and Edinburgh is intended to be the Data capital of Europe, with strategic Data-Driven Innovation Hubs  such as the  Bayes Centre, the  National Robotarium, and the  Edinburgh International Data Facility.
  2. Scientists and Engineers with dual competence in Imaging/Vision and HPC are highly sought-after in both the academia and industry, and Edinburgh is also host to the Imaging Alliance , a geographic cluster of companies from both industry & academia, who share their technological skills & research expertise to stimulate new ideas. 
  3. You will acquire unique interdisciplinary knowledge at the interface between the foundations of Imaging and Vision, based on optimisation, machine learning, graph theory, and imaging technologies, and associated high-performance computing hardware and software technologies.
  4. You will be exposed to specialised applications in computational imaging and computer vision in a variety of domains, ranging from astronomy to medicine, and from computer graphics to autonomous systems.
  5. You will have access to advanced HPC systems available at EPCC, including Cirrus and ARCHER2.
  6. Our programme is run by international leaders in their field from both Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh.


A Partnership of World-Leading Departments 

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University is renowned for world-class research in imaging and vision. The School's Signal and Image Processing Lab is a leading centre for computational imaging and computer vision, both nationally and internationally. 


The School of Informatics at University of Edinburgh is one of the most renowned in the world. It provides academic governance to EPCC, the UK's leading supercomputer centre, which has a global reputation for innovative and leading-edge HPC research and training.


In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021), which assesses the quality of research of UK higher education institutions, the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University were jointly ranked first for Engineering research in Scotland, and third in the UK. The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh and EPCC have obtained similarly impressive results in Computer Science research, being ranked first in Scotland and sixth in the UK in REF2021


More into Statistics than HPC? 

If you are willing to embark on an MSc in Imaging and Vision, but are more interested in complementing your education with foundational statistical aspects rather than HPC, check Heriot-Watt University's MSc in Computational Data Science

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6.5+
3.3+

First or strong upper second-class honours degree (or its overseas equivalent) with strong competence across signal and image processing and programming (C, C++, Fortan, Java, or Python). Suitable candidates are likely to have studied a first degree in electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, or physics.

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Sep

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

15,200 GBP
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International Students

33,300 GBP
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From top 10 rankings to opportunities to study abroad, there are many reasons to choose Heriot-Watt.  Here are just a few of them.

A rich heritage
We are proud that since our foundation in 1821 we have been outward-looking pioneers of education, in pursuit of knowledge to the benefit of society and the world.

Become a global student
Heriot-Watt provides you with the opportunity to become a global student both at our UK campuses and internationally. On our Edinburgh Campus you’ll find that about one-third of our students are from countries outside the UK, bringing a real international flavour to our community. This mix of people provides a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and build friendships that stretch across the globe.

We also encourage students to take part in our global student programme, Go Global, by participating in an Inter-Campus Transfer, Exchange or Erasmus+ for a semester or year of their degree.

A world-class reputation
We are world-renowned for excellence in teaching and research. We are ranked 235th in the world and 32nd in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2024), and almost 90% of our research outputs are classed as world-leading and internationally excellent (REF 2021). View our rankings.

Strong links to business and industry
Our taught programmes and research are informed by the needs of business and industry. We actively facilitate collaborations and partnerships, building strategic alliances and promoting knowledge transfer.

Globally employable graduates
Global companies actively seek out our graduates as they are work-ready. Our programmes are designed to ensure that students receive a relevant, careerorientated education. As a result, more than 95% are in employment or further study six months after completing their programme.

Worldwide network
When you join Heriot-Watt you become part of a global family. We have around 123,000 alumni worldwide. The Watt Club was founded in 1854 and is the oldest graduate club in the UK. Lifetime membership is automatic upon graduation from Heriot-Watt and is free to all graduates of the University.

Heriot-Watt is one of the world’s leading universities with strong links to international business and industry driven by our established reputation as a top research-led institution. Heriot-Watt is world-renowned for conducting ground-breaking research which is relevant to business and industry. We aim to find radical innovations and solutions to real world challenges for the benefit of society.

We offer over 180 Postgraduate courses that will provide you with the knowledge to solve real world challenges. There are around 2,400 postgraduate students studying at our Edinburgh Campus. It is a friendly, welcoming place, where you will have the opportunity to meet with students from all over the world.

Heriot-Watt is regarded as a top UK university across a range of subject areas. The QS World’s University Rankings ranked Heriot-Watt 302nd in the world, 39th in the UK and 7th in Scotland. 

The international outlook of our university has been ranked 37th in the world, 13th in the UK and 3rd in Scotland by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.  This is based on the percentage of the university's international staff, the level of international co-authorship of academic papers and the percentage of international students studying with the university.  The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide named Heriot-Watt University ‘International University of the Year 2018’.

REF 2014 named Heriot-Watt in the top 25% of UK universities, with 82% of our research ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. We ranked 9th university in the UK and 1st in Scotland for research impact. View our rankings.

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