We teach two undergraduate geomatics degree courses within the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences: B.Sc.(Hons.) Surveying and Mapping Science [H244] and B.Sc.(Hons.) Geographic Information Science [F862], and contribute to the B.Sc./M.EarthSci.(Hons.) in Earth Sciences [F641/F640] and the B.Eng./M.Eng.(Hons.) in Civil and Surveying Engineering [H202/H292]. We also share (with the School of Geography) the B.Sc.(Hons.) Physical Geography [FH82]. I am currently responsible for the following modules:
Introduction to GNSS and its Applications
(compulsory for SMS, GIS and Physical Geography at Stage 1; 10 credits in Semester 2). This
course provides an overview of Global Navigation Satellite Systems
(GNSS, including the US NAVSTAR Global Positioning System known as GPS)
and their use for metre-level positioning in surveying, GIS and other
geoscience and engineering applications. It provides the foundation for later, more specialised
courses in precise (mm-level) GNSS positioning (CEG2710) and in higher
CEG2719 GNSS for Geoscientists and Engineers (compulsory for CivSurv at Stage 2, optional for Earth Sciences at Stage 2/3; 10 credits in Semester 2). This course is an alternative to CEG1705, for programmes which need to cover this material at Stage 2 or 3.
CEG3707 Geohazards and Deformation of the Earth (compulsory for SMS at Stage 3, optional for others; 10 credits in Semester 2). This course introduces students to a variety of active research areas in geoscience, the capability of geodetic techniques to carry out experiments in these areas, the relationships between geoscientific phenomena and geodetic measurements, and a basic knowledge of the geophysical modelling techniques that can be applied to these measurements.
CEG2722 Informatics 2(led by Mr Phil James; compulsory for SMS and GIS at Stage 2; 10 credits split between both semesters). This module develops skills in the processing, analysis and manipulation of spatial data including vector, raster, image and position data. It builds on existing scripting skills and develops them in the spatial context. My contribution is a set of lectures and practicals introducing students to data processing within the Linux environment.
CEG3710 Offshore Surveying (led by Dr Stuart Edwards; compulsory for SMS at Stage 3, optional for others; 10 credits in Semester 2). This module provides an in-depth coverage of geomatics techniques as applied to offshore environments. My contribution is a set of four lectures on Kalman filtering.
We offer MPhil (normally 12-24 months full-time) and PhD (normally 36 months full-time) research degrees in Geomatics. Some suggested projects for potential students are listed here, or you can email me if you would like to develop a new idea.
Last modified 2017-Aug-04 by PJC.