6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
Enrolment in the Master of Science
Remote sensing has become one of the important and widely applied methods for environmental and earth resource monitoring and evaluation. The information extracted from remotely sensed images may be used in many ways, e.g. as a basis for mapping land use/cover, for understanding environmental processes and for estimating biophysical variables. This unit will introduce the basic concepts and principles of remote sensing, and prepare students with image interpretation and digital image processing skills with an emphasis on the use of remote sensing imagery for vegetation, atmosphere, geology, water, soils and landform analysis.
On completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- To explain and apply the major concepts and principles of remote sensing and digital image processing for earth science applications.
- To identify the types of information that can be extracted from remotely sensed data on the environment and earth resources.
- To explain and apply the fundamental image interpretation elements (e.g., tone, texture, size, shape, pattern, site and association)
- To visually interpret aerial photos and satellite images.
- To conduct digital image processing and analysis using a digital image processing system to extract information.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Examination (2 hours): 50%
Practical work: 50%
- One 2-hour lecture and one 3-hour practical per week
- Seven hours of independent study per week
See also Unit timetable information
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Master of Earth Science