Online Learning MS at CIS - Pre-Fall 2013

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The Center for Imaging Science offers the master of science degree in imaging science to students as an online learning program. This program is identical to the on-campus M.S. degree (project option) with a few alterations in scheduling and course offerings which are described below. Note that most Imaging Science online courses are taught in real-time using various Internet technologies at the same time they are taught face-to-face in a classroom. Ideally, online students will need access to broadband Internet and be able to deal with the limitations of learning advanced technical material without face-to-face interaction with the instructor and fellow students. However, since these online courses are recorded, they can be viewed by an online student after the class has occurred, thereby offering some flexibility to allow students to accommodate their work schedules. It is important to note that not all Imaging Science courses are taught online, so there are fewer electives and specialty tracks available in the online program. Applicants should also consider their learning styles and self-discipline when attempting this mathematics and physics intensive program. For example, it is much easier for on-campus students to form study groups and meet informally for review sessions, etc.

This program is designed so that students can complete the degree in three to four years by taking one or two courses each quarter. See the schedule below for course availability.

For the MS program, students choose a specialization track. The Online Learning Program offers four tracks:

More information about the program is available in the "Master of Science Imaging Science" link to the left and in the CIS Graduate Handbook. More information on the program is also available in the RIT graduate bulletin.

For information please contact Dr. Roger Dube, Online Graduate MS Program Coordinator, (585) 475-5836 or Dr. John Kerekes, Imaging Science Graduate Program Coordinator, kerekes@cis.rit.edu, (585) 475-6996. Please see our FAQ for answers to common questions.

For more information about Online Learning at RIT and enrolling in Online Learning courses, please visit their web page.

Information for New Students and Potential Applicants

Although our core course sequence begins in the Fall, interested students may still enroll for elective or specialty track courses or begin the application process at any time. They could then begin taking core courses the following fall. The permission of the instructor is required for entry into any class if a student is not matriculated. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Course Information

As mentioned above, the Online Learning MS requirements are identical to those of the local MS degree with the project/paper option. Students complete 45 credit hours of course work which are divided as follows:

Choose five of seven core courses @ 4 credit hours each = 20 credit hours. (1051-716 is required)
Project/Paper @1 cr. hr.
Remaining 24 credits (typically 6 courses @ 4 cr. hrs. each) divided between specialty track and elective courses.

Program Outline

The specific core course choices and distribution of specialty track and elective courses:

 

 

Course Number
Course Title
Credits
1051-716 Fourier Methods for Imaging (required) 4
1051-718 Digital Imaging Mathematics 4

1051-782

Digital Image Processing
4
1051-713 Probability, Noise and System Modeling
4
1051-719 Radiometry 4
1051-720 The Human Visual System 4
1051-733 Optics 4
  Specialty Track (to be selected from Color Imaging, Digital Image Processing, Medical Imaging, or Remote Sensing) 24
Project
1051-840 MS Project Paper (required to complete the degree) 1
*Electives
1051-736 Geometrical Optics and Lens Design 4
1051-780 Imaging with Wavelet Transforms 4
0307-834 Multivariate Statistics for Imaging Science 4
*Additional electives may be drawn from other specialty tracks or courses from other departments with the consent of your advisor
Total Credits = 45

Specialty Tracks

The online learning program offers four areas of specialization. Unique tracks may be created with the consent of an advisor. Please check the availability of courses in the schedule below.

Color Imaging Track, Master of Science, Imaging Science
Course Number Course Title Credits
1051-720 The Human Visual System 4
1051-775 Applied Colorimetry 4
1051-749 Color Reproduction 4
1051-816 Color Systems 4
1051-782 Digital Image Processing 4
     
  Elective(One) 4

 

 

 

Digital Image Processing Track, Master of Science, Imaging Science
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
1051-782

Digital Image Processing

4
1051-784 Pattern Recognition 4
1051-713 Probability, Noise and System Modeling
4
1051-714 Information Theory for Imaging Systems 4
     
  Electives (Four) 16

 

 

 

Medical Imaging Track, Master of Science, Imaging Science
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
1051-753 Ultrasound Imaging 4
1051-797 Principles of Computed Tomography 4
1051-730 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 4
1051-713

Probability, Noise and System Modeling

4
  Electives (Three) 12

 

 

 

Remote Sensing Track, Master of Science, Imaging Science
Course Number
Course Title
Credits
1051-719 Radiometry 4
1051-762 Remote Sensing: Sensor and Radiometric Image Analysis 4
1051-763 Remote Sensing: Spectral Image Analysis 4
1051-765

Remote Sensing Systems

4
  Electives (Three) 12

There is the possibility of taking electives from departments other that CIS, such as the Center for Quality & Applied Statistics (CQAS) (see their Online Learning description and course listing for more information. Electives must be approved by the coordinator for credit.

Project/Paper

Students enroll in course 1051-840 MS Project Paper supervised by a particular faculty for a 1 credit project/paper. This can be done any quarter usually after a student has completed most of his specialty track courses.

Current Schedule for Academic Year 2008

 

 

Please note that this schedule is subject to change and that not all courses are offered every year:

 

Course Number
Course Title Fall Winter Spring Summer
1051-713 Probability, Noise and System Modeling    

X

 
1051-714 Information Theory for Imaging Systems        
1051-716 Fourier Methods for Imaging

X

     
1051-718 Digital Image Mathematics  

X

   
1051-719 Radiometry

X

   
 
1051-720 The Human Visual System

X

     
1014-730 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

X

     
1051-733 Optics  

X

   
1051-736 Geometrical Optics and Lens Design    

X

 
1051-749 Color Reproduction  

X

   
1051-762 Remote Sensing: Sensor and Radiometric Image Analysis  

X

   
1051-763 Remote Sensing: Spectral Image Analysis    

X

 
1051-765

Remote Sensing Systems

X

X

X

 
1051-775 Applied Colorimetry

X

     
1051-780 Imaging with Wavelet Transforms    

X

 
1051-782 Digital Image Processing    

X

 
1051-784 Pattern Recognition    

X

 
1051-797 Principles of Computed Tomography        
1051-812 Medical Imaging Systems    

X

 
1051-816 Color Systems    

X

 
1051-840 MS Project Paper

X

X

X

X

0307-834 Multivariate Statistics for Imaging Science  

X

   

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