Courses & Units

Remote Sensing: Drone Photogrammetry KGG544


  1. This unit is offered in a blended on-campus mode.  The unit delivery comprises one 2-hour online video conferencing session per week.  This session is shown in the Unit timetable.  Students may join this session from personal computers on-campus or from their work or home.  The practical work for this unit can be completed off-campus, but students are encouraged to use on-campus PC laboratory facilities that have the required high-performance computing and required software installed.
  2. This unit includes on-campus support and facilities for students enrolling in cross-institutional mode from the University of South Australia (Master of Surveying) program.


This unit provides you an understanding of the mathematical principles of photogrammetry and their application to a variety of spatial measurement tasks, particularly airborne topographic mapping, but also terrestrial methods employed in disciplines such as engineering, architecture, and archaeology. Key topics include the selection of cameras for mapping tasks, the mathematical foundations of photogrammetry, the operation of digital photogrammetric software, methods of camera calibration, and adjustment theory for large photogrammetric projects. The unit also provides knowledge and skills in flight planning for aerial photography and airborne laser scanning. This unit is offered at the graduate level.


Unit name Remote Sensing: Drone Photogrammetry
Unit code KGG544
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

Darren Turner

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,798.00 031103

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Teaching Pattern

Teaching and tutorial sessions: 13 weekly 3-hour online sessions; 39 hours independent practical


3-hr exam (40%), 3 practicals (45%), on-line quizzes (5%), research investigation (10%)

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