Geodesy is the study of the Earth's dynamic shape, size and gravitational field. Modern space geodetic observations underpin not only our ability to determine precise location on Earth and in orbit, but a broad number of scientific fields that address questions of direct societal relevance; the study of regional and global changes in mean sea level, quantifying changes to polar ice caps, determining the velocity of tectonic plates, measurement of surface deformation associated with geo-hazards and understanding changes in hydrology based on time variable gravity and associated ground deformation.
The unit is comprised of 4 problem based modules that each address a particular application of geodetic science in understanding our dynamic planet. In completing the learning modules, students will learn about the modern geodetic observation techniques including GNSS, VLBI, SLR, altimetry and space gravity.The practical component of the unit provides students with hands-on experience in analysing real-world data to investigate processes including sea level change, climate signals, glacial motion, plate tectonics and earth deformation.
|Unit name||Geodesy: Observing Our Changing Planet|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Dr Rachael Hurd|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,613.00||031101|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
1 hr Lecture per week, 2 hrs Self-directed learning per week (MyLO) and 3 hrs Tutorial\Practical class per week
Quizzes: 15%, Pracs: 45% and 2hr Exam 40%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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