Global Opportunities

CEG2709 : Applied Remote Sensing and Image Processing

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module develops a detailed understanding of remote sensing, with a focus on sensor characteristics, advanced image processing techniques and real-world applications. Students will be introduced to the latest research and developments in remote sensing technology and techniques and will gain an insight into applications from across the geosciences.

Outline Of Syllabus

Advanced consideration of the interactions of electromagnetic radiation with the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. Hyperspectral, thermal and radar remote sensing. Field spectroscopy. Advanced image pre-processing and processing techniques. Applications of remote sensing in mapping, environmental Earth observation and global change monitoring. Challenges and opportunities for remote sensing now and in the future.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Completion of coursework
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading11:001:00Reading and preparation for critical review workshop.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical43:0012:00Cluster computer practical
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading200:4515:00Lecture follow up
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops12:002:00Critical review workshop
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study140:0040:00Reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Specialist knowledge of sensor types, data acquisition and processing and applications is primarily taught through lectures, supported by practicals developing image processing skills in applied contexts. Development of skills in critical review of remote sensing literature and identification of appropriate processing methodologies will be assisted by a seminar and independent study.

Alternative will be offered to students who are unable to be present in person.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M100Approx. 2000 words (10 hours effort)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment2MFormative Canvas "quizzes" completed during the 3 non-assessed computer practical sessions.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A coursework submission, comprising a linked critical review and development, application and testing of an image processing methodology will assess understanding of theoretical concepts and competencies in critical review of literature, independent development of image processing methodologies and data analysis and presentation. Progress in non-asessed practicals will be confirmed via formative Canvas quizzes, completed in the practical sessions and providing immediate feedback on understanding.

Reading Lists