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
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Fisheries and Aquaculture
Coordinator Doctor Andrew (Andy) Fischer
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the basics of computer programming and mathematical principles relevant to marine science.
  • Apply an understanding of data aggregation, processing and visualization to marine management.
  • Construct custom tools that automate computation and visualization tasks.
  • Apply computation skills in addressing a timely and relevant marine science question.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010799 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Textbooks

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