NR331 Remote Sensing and Surveying

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 2. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. There may be some discrepancies to published unit information while we work through the University processes to approve the changes and reflect them through publication. Information about online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 10 June 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
08 August 2020 11 August 2020 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 48cp; or candidature in BEngTech 48cp including RSNR120; or candidature in DipIndiArch; or a postgraduate award; or 24cp and candidature in DipAgr
Co-requisites None
Restrictions NR531

Students enrolling in this unit require a basic mathematical understanding of algebra and geometry, please email the unit coordinator if you have any questions.

Combined Units NR531 - Remote Sensing and Surveying
Coordinator(s) Janelle Wilkes (
Unit Description

The unit content includes an introduction to basic surveying (including levels and total stations), mapping, global positioning systems and remote sensing technologies. This understanding is then integrated and applied to real world agricultural (including precision agriculture), archaeological and environmental scenarios to solve problems, make informed decisions, or manage opportunities at local scales.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of mapping and basic surveying including GPS and total stations;
  2. discuss and demonstrate the application of theoretical knowledge and technical skills in remote sensing to solve real world problems;
  3. analyse and apply a multi-disciplinary approach to solve complex problems using remote sensing data; and
  4. demonstrate the ability to research, synthesise, critically analyse, organise and communicate either technical remote sensing information, or surveying data.