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EVB221 Remote Sensing of the Environment

This Unit provides an introduction to Earth observation using remote sensing that includes properties of the basic resolutions of remote sensing, and interaction of the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with different features and phenomena. The technology and science that allow data collection, calibration and analysis are covered using a range of satellite and sub-orbital imagery sources. Students develop digital image processing and classification workflows to prepare and present geospatial information products with quantified accuracy. Students also develop and demonstrate their ability to use spectrophotometers, active remote sensing platforms and modern digital photogrammetry workflows. Students will be able to accurately use and create remotely sensed information products suitable to other geospatial and environmental applications. This Unit applies theoretical concepts to develop basic remote sensing skills suited to a range of environmental and development related fields.

Unit information

Unit code
EVB221
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Earth, Environment & Biological Sciences
Study area
Building and planning
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019 Gardens Point
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,169
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $5,304
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $5,904
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Assumed knowledge
Sound achievement in (English (4, SA) and Maths B (4, SA) is assumed knowledge.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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