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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

Please note that there may be changes in the form of examination for some courses taught Spring 2021. We aim to bring both the course description and the semester page of all courses up to date with correct information by 1 February 2021.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

The course gives an introduction to CMOS image sensor chips used in digital cameras. The entire signal chain from light to jpeg compressed image will be covered, incl. pixels and readout circuits, A/D conversion, digital image processing, and input/output interfaces.

Learning outcome

After completing this course, you´ll have:

  • basic knowledge of analog and digital circuits used in cameras
  • basic knowledge of construction and analyzation of pixels and readout circuits in CMOS
  • basic knowledge of digital image signal processing blocks such as black level compensation, noise filtering, color processing, and output tone mapping
  • basic knowledge of high dynamic range image sensors
  • basic knowledge of simulation and modelling of imaging sensor output
  • understanding of how noise and signal-to-noise ratio define image quality

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.

IN5350 and IN9350 will be assessed together in regards to the number of admissions, with priority given to PhD candidates with IN9350 in an approved study plan.

Prerequisites in analog/mixed-signal CMOS construction, digital imaging and linear circuit electronics are recommended.

Overlapping courses


2 hours of lectures per week, plus mandatory group exercises each week.

The course includes a mandatory image sensor relevant design project where the student can choose either analog design project, digital design project, or algorithm design project. Submission and approval of the mandatory project assignment must be done prior to the exam.

Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.


Oral or 4 hours written digital exam, dependent on the number of students.

All mandatory assignments must be approved prior to the exam.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: IN9350 – CMOS Image Sensor Design, INF5442 – Image Sensor Circuits and Systems (continued), INF9442 – Image Sensor Circuits and Systems (continued), INF5441 – CMOS billedsensor (continued)

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

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Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 20, 2021 10:16:54 PM

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