The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Brief history of photography and photogrammetry; geometry of a single image; relative and absolute orientation; analytical and digital plotters; and camera and lens calibrations.

Availability2019 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Implement a range of photogrammetric measurement techniques.

2. Apply the theory of photogrammetry to a range of measurement problems.

3. Determine the precision that can be achieved by a variety of photogrammetry techniques.

4. Demonstrate how to use various photogrammetry software.

5. Reduce raw observational data from images to a usable form.

6. Analyse the results obtained and portray them in a cogent manner.


  • Brief history of photography and photogrammetry
  • Basic optics
  • Geometry of a single image
  • Characteristics of vertical imagery
  • Stereophotogrammetry
  • Orientation and transformations
  • Camera and lens calibrations
  • Mapping from aerial photographs
  • Close range photogrammetry
  • Introduction to laser scanning

Assumed knowledge

Content covered in courses:

SURV1200 Introduction to Surveying, SURV2210 Engineering Surveying, SURV2220 Surveying Methods and Equipment, SURV2230 Surveying Techniques and Computations, SURV3350 Analysis of Observations.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Single Photograph

Written Assignment: Stereophotogrammetry

Written Assignment: Close Range Photogrammetry

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Note: The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed in the lecture sessions.