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National Marine Science Centre Coffs HarbourSession 3Session 3
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Unit description

Introduces students to the use of aerial drones in marine and environmental science, engineering, forestry, agriculture, visual arts and other applications. Students will obtain hands on experience piloting drones, planning operations and analysing associated data, and also learn about the role rapidly advancing drone technology will play in shaping our future.

Unit content

Use of drones in marine and environmental science, engineering, forestry, agriculture, visual arts and other applications.

Basic principles of safe drone flight in commercial applications and governing legislation.

Practical experience flying drones safely and planning operations to comply with relevant Southern Cross University policy and procedures.

Cutting-edge drone sensors (e.g. thermal, multispectral and Lidar imagery).

Building 3D models and video show reels, as well as analysing quantitative data from drone footage.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1explain and apply the principles of safe drone flight and regulations governing drone operations in AustraliaIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2proficiently plan and execute successful drone operations that comply with Southern Cross University policy and proceduresIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
3competently pilot a droneKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4utilise drone footage to build 3D models and video show reels, and analyse associated quantitative dataIntellectual rigourLifelong learning
5describe the characteristics and potential applications of cutting edge sensors available for drones.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain and apply the principles of safe drone flight and regulations governing drone operations in Australia
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. proficiently plan and execute successful drone operations that comply with Southern Cross University policy and procedures
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. competently pilot a drone
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. utilise drone footage to build 3D models and video show reels, and analyse associated quantitative data
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. describe the characteristics and potential applications of cutting edge sensors available for drones.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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