122.037 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, VO, 2.0h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the data acquisition process of satellite- and airborne sensors with physical models and can assess the  usefulness of remote sensing techniques in different applications.

Subject of course

  • Physical basics
  • Atmospheric effects
  • Remote sensing platforms
  • Multi-spektral Imagers
  • Laser scanning
  • Microwave remote sensing

Teaching methods

The lecture follows the available script, which is also suitable for self study. The following teaching methods are used:

  • On-line lectures with slides and interactive questions
  • Selected derivations are explained in videos
  • TUWEL quizzes to recap self study material

Mode of examination


Additional information





Course dates

Tue14:15 - 15:4506.10.2020 - 15.12.2020 (LIVE)Live-Online-Vorlesung
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing - Single appointments
Tue06.10.202014:15 - 15:45 Live-Online-Vorlesung
Tue20.10.202014:15 - 15:45 Live-Online-Vorlesung
Tue03.11.202014:15 - 15:45 Live-Online-Vorlesung
Tue17.11.202014:15 - 15:45 Live-Online-Vorlesung
Tue01.12.202014:15 - 15:45 Live-Online-Vorlesung
Tue15.12.202014:15 - 15:45 Live-Online-Vorlesung

Examination modalities

The performance of the students is assessed via a written on-line multiple chouce exam. The written exam combines thematic questions with the derivation and application of physical models.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu10:00 - 11:3004.11.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97735078166written30.09.2021 12:00 - 02.11.2021 23:00TISSOnline MC Prüfung 2021-11-04

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
29.09.2020 09:00 31.10.2020 23:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 221 Geodesy and Geoinformation 3. Semester
033 266 Environmental Engineering 3. Semester


A script is available from TU Verlag: http://shop.tuverlag.at/de/tu-wien-skripten/inst-department-geodaesie-geoinformation

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge in mathematics and physics

Accompanying courses