Remote Sensing and Structural Geology
University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Geology, Natural Sciences
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units20
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units2
Hours & Credits
On completing this module students will:
Know the principles of analysis and interpretation of aerial photography
Develop skills for acquisition and analysis of remotely sensed data, especially digital satellite image data.Have a conceptual understanding of map construction.
Understand principles and analysis of rock deformation
Develop skills for the structural analysis of deformed rocks.Have a conceptual understanding of tectonic settings and rock mechanics.
Principles of Aerial Photography/ air photo- interpretation
Principles of Satellite Imagery/Principles of electromagnetic radiation and their role in remote sensing
Understand the physical basis of remote sensing and the different
Image resolution types and their application in Earth science.
Image correction, interpretations and classification
Construction of Base Maps and Geological Maps.
Projection Techniques and Conventions.
Description and analysis of deformed rocks
Stereographic projection methods and techniques in structural analysis.
Concepts of stress, translation, rotation and strain.
Rock mechanics and tectonic settings
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.