Python Computer Vision Mini-Degree [2022]

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Computer vision is one of the core technologies powering the next generation of consumer and enterprise applications. From detecting counterfeit bills to advanced security systems, daily medical diagnostics, monitoring the health of livestock, and more, computer vision is in high demand throughout nearly every industry – and so is the need for trained developers with these skills.

The Python Computer Vision Mini-Degree is designed to quickly get you developing computer vision and Internet of Things (IoT) applications with Python, NumPy, and OpenCV. You’ll master the core concepts underlying computer vision – including image representation and manipulation, pattern detection, and video and optical flow. As you learn, you’ll build real portfolio-ready projects, including a smart speed camera, an Instagram-style image filter, a smart security camera, and more.

By developing a comprehensive understanding of this powerful technology, you’ll be prepared to take on the world as a well-informed and highly prepared developer.


You will master:

  • Python programming basics
  • Functional arrays and matrices with NumPy
  • Capturing speed with optical flow
  • Image manipulation
  • Movement detection


Build Computer Vision Projects

Create a portfolio of computer vision projects, including:



Level 1 Python Computer Vision Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 1: Python Fundamentals
  • Python language basics
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Arrays & matrices with NumPy

Level 2 Python Computer Vision Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 2: Image Processing 
  • Edit contrast, brightness, & grayscale
  • Create custom image filters
  • Understand convolution
  • Build an Instagram-style photo editing app

Level 3 Python Computer Vision Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 3: Optical Flow
  • Track objects in video
  • Determine object speed
  • Camera intrinsics
  • Visualize object speed & path in realtime
  • Create a speed camera app

Level 4 Python Computer Vision Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 4: Smart Applications
  • Summation notation & image similarity
  • Video processing
  • Detecting movement in live footage
  • Triggering actions from detections
  • Build a smart security camera


100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to start developing with computer vision applications with Python – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses perfect for more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.


Why Learn Computer Vision?

Computer vision is a fast-growing industry where developers are highly in demand. Worldwide, the majority of companies are already using or planning to use computer vision in their operations to increase efficiency. This has resulted in both vast investments in the industry as well as a huge market increase for computer vision.

Percentage bars showing frequency of computer vision adoption in organizations

List of Computer Vision facts

Bar graph showing the computer vision market forecast

Bar graph showing the worldwide AI funding

As you can imagine, both job growth and salaries for computer vision have made lucrative opportunities for many developers – and there is no better time to jump into the industry!

List of base salaries for Python-related fields, including computer vision engineer

Bar graph showing job growth for Python-related fields


We start with the absolute basics and go through everything step-by-step – so even if you have zero experience in programming, you’ll be able to easily follow along.

More experienced? Whether you’re wanting to brush up, expand your skills, or learn a new technology, our courses are structured in a way that makes it easy to skip ahead to the lessons that are relevant and interesting to you.


Zenva’s courses feature quick challenges that will speed up your learning.

Access live coding lessons where you can practice coding right in your browser, and instantly see the results of any changes you make to the code:

Reinforce key concepts with in-course quizzes, which appear throughout courses:


Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.


Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.

With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!

✅ Watch video lessons

✅ Download course printouts

✅ Explore interactive lessons

✅ Practice with source code

✅ Build real projects

✅ Earn completion certificates


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Basic to intermediate Python skills are necessary in order to get the most out of this curriculum. If you are entirely new to Python and programming in general, we'd recommend starting with the Python Mini-Degree first.

Why should I learn programming?

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

What time commitment is needed?

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there! 🙂

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