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Area/Catalogue
GEOE 2022

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101126

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To provide education in the area of remote sensing technology and its application in the environmental sciences.

Course content

Remote sensing introduction. Sensors used in remote sensing. Atmospheric transmission. Factors affecting spectral reflectance and emittance of objects on the earth's surface. Field measurements of reflectance. Image radiometric calibration. Image geometric calibration. Spectral signatures. Digital image display. Remote sensing digital image processing; simple filtering techniques. Spectral indices, processings of multi spectral images. Unsupervised and supervised classification. Ground truth collection. Accuracy assessment. Applications of remote sensing to environmental problems. This course is an applied science course which will introduce students to the science, art, and uses of remotely sensed data. They will learn about the collection, processing, analysis, and use of multiple types of remotely sensed data from lectures, field work, and computer lab assignments.

Textbook(s)

Jensen, J. R. 2006, Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, 2nd, Prentice Hall

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
GEOE 2026 Spatial Data Acquisition and Analysis

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Portfolio 10 entries 30% N/A
Group project 2500 words + maps per group (1250 per student) 40% 10 min presentation
Assignment 1500 words 30% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

Mr James Cameron
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School of Natural and Built Environments

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