Course syllabus


EXTA50, 9 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2017-04-07

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: L2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The aim of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of concepts and methods in geodesy, surveying, photogrammetry and remote sensing.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

judge the quality of geographic data collected by surveying methods.


The course contains basic concepts and definitions in geodesy, map projections, transformations, surveying, computational techniques as well as introduction to photogrammetry and remote sensing.

Furthermore surveying techniques applied to cadastre is studied.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and satisfactory compulary assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0113. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination
Code: 0213. Name: Laboratory Work.
Credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved laboratory tasks.


Required prior knowledge: FMA420 Linear Algebra OR FMAB20 Linear Algebra AND FMA430 Calculus in Several Variables OR FMAB30 Calculus in Several Variables AND EDAA20 Programming and Databases.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: EXTA45, VGMA01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lars Harrie,
Course homepage:
Further information: Teaching includes lectures, labs, and excersizes with and without computer support.