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This course introduces the concepts, principles and techniques used for satellite remote sensing to civil and environmental engineering students. Topics include: 

Electromagnetic radiation
Principles of satellite remote sensing
Multispectral remote sensing
Hyperspectral remote sensing
Thermal remote sensing
LiDAR remote sensing
Radar remote sensing

Remote sensing applications in civil engineering

  • structural deformation
  • urban expansion

Remote sensing applications in geotechnical engineering

  • ground settlement
  • slope stability
  • mine subsidence
  • earthquakes

Remote sensing applications in environmental engineering

  • coastal erosion
  • bathymetry
  • water pollution
  • vegetation monitoring
  • groundwater extraction
  • oil spill 
  • flood
  • bushfire

Remote sensing applications in transport

  • road traffic conditions
  • ship detection
  • underground tunnelling
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Term 1



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