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Remote Sensing (GEOM90005)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOM90005
Semester 2
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To introduce students to the techniques and technology of remote sensing: the extraction of information from satellite and airborne image data. This subject assumes prior knowledge of image processing techniques such as that acquired in subjects such as GEOM30009 Imaging the Environment. Students passing this subject will have the skills to work under supervision in a spatial information or remote sensing agency of consultancy providing services, for example, to natural resource managers.


Use of image processing systems. High level digital image processing, correction and classification; applications of remote sensing in the geosciences, engineering, and resource assessment and inventory; image data in geographic information systems. Detailed application studies in emergency/disaster management, environmental assessment and geological mapping.

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Describe the acquisition of remotely sensed data
  2. Process remotely sensed data to achieve client-driven outcome
  3. Describe the use of remotely sensed data in environmental modelling and in the solution of resource management problems
  4. Communicate the analysis and interpretation of remotely sensed data to a client.

Generic skills

On successful completion students should have:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
  • Ability to manage information and documentation

Last updated: 3 April 2019