The Master in Colour in Science and Industry is a two-year (120 ECTS) Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree, aiming to train the next generation of highly-skilled industrial experts in applied colour science, in various cutting-edge industries (photonics, optics, spectral imaging, multimedia technologies, computer graphics and vision) in a diverse range of sectors (including multimedia, health care, cosmetic, automotive, food-processing) bridging a talent gap in the industry where color experts are in high demand. The 2 areas of focus are spectral technologies and applied color imaging.

COSI is brought to you by a world-leading university-business cooperation of 4 European universities (University Jean Monnet, University of Granada, University of Eastern Finland and Norwegian University of Science and Technology), 5 Asian universities and 15 industrial leaders across the globe.

At the end of the COSI Programme, the student should be able to:

  1. describe and apply fundamental aspects of digital imaging, including optics, vision, maths, and computation, light, detectors and image processing;
  2. implement and apply current color and spectral technologies and other High-Tech devices used in digital imaging, demonstrating the ability to design and implement color and image processing algorithms;
  3. calculate a range of color quantities and image quality quantities, apply transforms, derive and implement color and image metrics;
  4. analyze color technology and machine vision problems into components, construct solutions and design processing workflows;
  5. model color and digital image processes and predict a range of quantities including visual and psychometric response, color appearance, perception of quality, spectral and colorimetric reproduction, 2D and 3D spatial models, display functions;
  6. evaluate own and previous work from both a theoretical and a practical perspective;
  7. select data sources and use data sources to obtain additional information;
  8. learn new knowledge, to understand the basics introduced, how and why they have been implemented in some applications;
  9. analyze, evaluate, and report the main concepts introduced;
  10. understand why some solutions may solve some problems while for other applications these solutions cannot be used;
  11. communicate clearly, to exchange with others, to interact with others, to work with a team;
  12. apply/implement principles introduced on practical tasks or industrial study cases;

The definition of above learning qualities is variable as they are the result of the close involvement of our industrial partners in the learning design of COSI. Hence they are likely to change from one semester to another to best meet the requirements of employers.

Complementary expertise & integrated approach

COSI is the answer to the lessons drawn from pioneer courses implementation, its intimacy to industry challenges and the continuing efforts of the founding partners to further unite and increase the attractiveness of the consortium.

A programme as interdisciplinary and innovative as COSI mobilized such a broad coverage of knowledge that it could not be provided at any single institution. This is why COSI is a highly integrated Master, encapsulating a collaborative model based on horizontal cooperation, applied at each stage of design, implementation and institutional learning.

A strong culture of dialogue and cooperation with industry has also been instrumental to achieve the right balance of academic/industry partnerships in COSI. In practice, these knowledge exchanges take shape into cross-licensing and jointly developed industrial projects.

Attract, select, and fund excellence.”

The COSI programme benefits from the financial support of the European Union-funded Erasmus+ Joint Master Degree programme. This support allows us to implement a very attractive scholarship strategy to attract the best students.

Participation costs differ if you’re from (i.e. hold the nationality of) a “Programme country” (member states of the European Union AND non-European Union countries situated in Europe) or “Partner Country” (basically the rest of the world). This distinction reflects the rationale of financial instruments of European Union external action, our main financial sponsor.

Participation costs for 2017/2019 intake are set as follows:

Programme Country Partner Country

2018/2019 (2 semesters)

3,000 €

7,000 €

2019/2020 (2 semesters)

3,000 €

7,000 €

Total participation costs (entire programme)

6,000 €

14,000 €

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Last updated November 16, 2018
This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2019
2 years
14,000 EUR
Programme Country: 6,000 € | Partner Country: 14,000 €
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