GSES Graduate Courses

CEE Core Courses

  1. CIVE 6376: Physical Geodesy (3 cr)
  2. CIVE 5380/6380: Introduction to Geomatics and Geosensing (3 cr)
  3. CIVE 6382: Lidar Systems and Applications (3 cr)
  4. CIVE 6384: Satellite Altimetry and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (3 cr)
  5. CIVE 6386: Survey Measurements and Analysis (3 cr)
  6. CIVE 6393: Geostatistics (3 cr)
  7. CIVE 7342: Engineering Geographic Information Systems (3 cr)
  8. CIVE 7380: GNSS/INS and Augmented Systems for Positioning and Navigation (3 cr)

ECE Core Courses

  1. ECE 6337: Introduction to Stochastic Processes (3 cr)
  2. ECE 6342: Digital Signal Processing (3 cr)
  3. ECE 6364: Digital Image Processing (3 cr)
  4. ECE 6397: Multi-Dimensional Image Processing (3 cr)

EAS Core Courses

  1. GEOL 4332/6323: Geoscience Applications of GPS and Lidar (3 cr)
  2. GEOL 6324: Satellite Positioning and Geodesy (3 cr)
  3. GEOL 6325: Remote Sensing (3 cr)

Short Course Descriptions

  1. CIVE 6376: Physical Geodesy

    Classic potential theory; Earth's gravitational field and reference fields; gravity anomalies and disturbing potential; gravity reduction; geoid determination

  2. CIVE 5380/6380: Introduction to Geomatics and Geosensing

    Introduction to horizontal and vertical curves computations; fundamentals of geodesy, geodetic reference systems, and map projections; introduction to GPS; principles of lidar technology; digital imaging and mapping

  3. CIVE 6382: Lidar Systems and Applications

    Principles of lidar; spaceborne, airborne topographic, bathymetric, mobile terrestrial, and static lidar systems; full-waveform lidar; boresight calibration; filtering and classification; multi-sensor fusion

  4. CIVE 6384: Satellite Altimetry and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar

    Radar measurement principles; range estimation and corrections; precise orbit determination; applications in geodynamics, ocean and ice surface monitoring, and hydrology; formation of SAR images; procedures of InSAR

  5. CIVE 6386: Survey Measurements and Analysis

    Introduction to matrices; non-linear equations and Taylor’s theorem; random vs. systematic errors; propagation of errors; weights; principle of least squares; adjustment of 1D, 2D, and 3D networks; error ellipses; optimization

  6. CIVE 6393: Geostatistics

    Characterization of spatial and spatiotemporal datasets; random variables; probability and statistics; parameter estimation; inferential statistics; time series analysis and kriging

  7. CIVE 7342: Engineering Geographic Information Systems

    Use of GIS in engineering applications, including hydrology, hydrogeology, water quality, and environmental resources

  8. CIVE 7380: GNSS/INS and Augmented Systems for Positioning and Navigation

    Modeling INS errors by linear state equations; multi-sensor integration of GNSS, INS, and alternative aiding sensors; practical aspects of inertial positioning and inertial error models; navigation system fault detection and integrity monitoring

  9. ECE 6337: Introduction to Stochastic Processes

    Probability spaces; random variables; distributions; functions of random variables; conditioning; limit concepts; sampling; correlations and power spectral analysis; linear estimation; orthogonal projections

  10. ECE 6342: Digital Signal Processing

    Sampling theory; use of DFT/FFT; design of FIR and IIR digital filters; quantization and finite word length effects; digital signal processing hardware

  11. ECE 6364: Digital Image Processing

    Nature of images; visual effects; acquisition of images; sampling, quantization, and two-dimensional linear processing; image enhancement and restoration; image coding; texture analysis; tomography

  12. ECE 6397: Multi-Dimensional Image Processing

    N/A

  13. GEOL 4332/6323: Geoscience Applications of GPS and Lidar

    Fundamental issues, hardware, software, and geoscience applications of GPS and lidar; understanding errors in GPS and lidar measurements

  14. GEOL 6324: Satellite Positioning and Geodesy

    Theory of satellite-based positioning technologies and GNSS; geodetic datum definition and coordinate systems; error modeling and data processing strategies

  15. GEOL 3383/6325: Remote Sensing

    Principles of remote sensing, data collection, and digital image processing; applications in geologic, environmental, and land-use studies, with emphasis on photographic, airborne/satellite, thermal, and active systems