Geographic Information Science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used in a wide range of disciplines to investigate, analyse, and communicate spatial information. This unit covers the underlying theory/concepts of GIS, application areas, the use of commercial GIS software, and develop for students a GIS skills set. Through practical sessions within this unit you will acquire skills in using GIS. Supporting lectures address the principles of spatial data representation, data structures, cartography, projections, data models, and spatial analysis. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of GIS for the input, management, and querying of spatial data, and these essentials are illustrated with a range of interesting environmental and social applications. Irrespective of your discipline, the skills and concepts acquired in this unit will benefit your appreciation of the spatial nature of information and interpretation of spatial data characteristics. In this unit, with a research investigation in the GIS domain, you will develop the foundation of your research trajectory. This unit is offered at the graduate level.
|Unit name||Environmental Geographic Information Science A|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Geography and Spatial Sciences|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,798.00||031103|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 1x 3 hour practical weekly, online discussion forums, two 3-hr tutorials
2-hr exam (40%), three practical assignments (30%), MyLO quizzes (10%), research investigation (20%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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