This unit will give you advanced skills in the analysis and presentation of spatial data using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). There is an increasing demand for graduates with strong skills in spatial data analysis, particularly in the context of environmental management. The unit covers topics on interpolation, terrain modelling, multi-criteria decision analysis, geodatabases, and hydrological analysis. These topics are explored in lectures and weekly practicals. In the second half of the unit you will work on a GIS project and apply your new spatial analysis skills to tackle real-world GIS problems. Throughout the unit you will explore GIS research topics in the scientific literature that will prepare you for a research thesis. This unit is offered at the graduate level.
|Unit name||Environmental Geographic Information Science B|
|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|
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.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
13 x 2-hr lectures, 13 x 3-hr practicals, online discussion forums, two 2-hr tutorials
Assignment GIS MCDA exercise (15%), GIS Project (40%), Research investigation (15%), 2-hr exam (30%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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