Courses & Units

Environmental and Spatial Data Analysis KSM605

Launceston

Introduction

Environmental scientists increasingly need to deal with complex and large quantitative data sets collected from a variety of sources (i.e. remote sensing, moored instrumentation arrays and autonomous vehicles). As a result, computational and data analysis skills are highly desirable and useful across the many sub-disciplines of the environmental and marine sciences. This unit provides and introduction to processing, visualizing, and interpreting quantitative, spatial marine and environmental science data using scientific computing techniques. Computation methods and visualizations will be performed using a variety of software and computing languages including MATLAB, ArcGIS and Python.

Summary

Unit name Environmental and Spatial Data Analysis
Unit code KSM605
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator

Andrew Fischer

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply the basics of computer programming and mathematical principles relevant to marine science.
  2. Apply an understanding of data aggregation, processing and visualization to marine management.
  3. Construct custom tools that automate computation and visualization tasks.
  4. Apply computation skills in addressing a timely and relevant marine science question.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 hr lecture and 2 hr tutorial weekly

Assessment

Tutorials and weekly lab reports (30%), exam 1 (15%), exam 2 (15%), Final exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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