Courses & Units

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems JFA240

Launceston

Introduction

The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will emphasize applications of GIS in marine resource management.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Unit code JFA240
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Ecology and Biodiversity|Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture|Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr Andy Fischer

Teaching staff

Dr Andy Fischer and Ms Anna Grage

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 X 1h lecture, 1 X 2h practical

Launceston and Cradle Coast: Coursework delivered via audio recordings, linked PowerPoint resource, and required readings (MyLO media). Weekly 3-hour practicals on campus.

Assessment

Coursework 100% (made up of 40% lab reports & 20% mid term exam and semester long GIS research project 40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Please refer to the Co-Op Bookshop link below for all textbook requirements.

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