Fundamentals of Hydrography


Fundamentals of Hydrography provides an opportunity for you to revise and enhance your basic level understanding of hydrography and the marine environmental processes which affect it. Additionally, you will start to build your knowledge and understanding of the key hydrographic disciplines of geodesy, satellite positioning, underwater acoustics and horizontal & vertical positioning theories.

Includes lectures in
  • Geodesy
  • Satellite Positioning
  • Underwater Acoustics
  • Horizontal Positioning
  • Vertical Positioning
Key skills learned
  • Basic theories in geodesy relevant to hydrographic operations
  • Understanding of satellite positioning and remote sensing, alongside a review of their limitations
  • Basic acoustic theory with respect to the operation of survey equipment
  • Horizontal and vertical positioning theories and understanding of how a vessel or object is located within a positioning framework



13 weeks part-time study


30 transferable credits at academic level 4


Coursework only (Personal Development Portfolio) submitted on week 13.