NR531 Remote Sensing and Surveying

Updated: 24 October 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
24 August 2019 27 August 2019 Mandatory A requirement for Engineers Australia accreditation.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions NR331

Students enrolling in this unit should note a basic mathematical understanding is assumed of algebra, triangles, trigonometry and geometry. Please ensure you have revised these mathematical concepts before attempting this unit. For further information please email the unit coordinator.

Students will supply and wear a broad brimmed hat (no caps), long sleeved collared shirt, thick pants/trousers (no shorts) sunglasses, sunscreen, raincoat, and sturdy walking shoes/boots for field trips.

Combined Units NR331 - Remote Sensing and Surveying
Coordinator(s) Janelle Wilkes (
Unit Description

The unit content includes an introduction to basic surveying, mapping, global positioning systems and remote sensing technologies. This understanding is then integrated and applied to real world scenarios to solve problems or manage opportunities at local scales. There is then a choice of two modules (i) remote sensing technologies informing decisions including precision agriculture and environment, or (ii) surveying for Bachelor of Engineering Technology students including the use of levels, electronic distance measurements, and total stations.

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;
  4. demonstrate the ability to research, synthesise, critically analyse, organise and communicate either technical remote sensing information, or surveying data; and
  5. undertake critical research on technical remote sensing information and communicate to others in a range of verbal and written forms.