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Unit details

SLE239 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQE239

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Daniel Ierodiaconou

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Total of 70 hours of classes/seminars – cloud (online) based

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Geographic Information Systems are increasingly being used across a range of fields including environmental research, monitoring, and management as well as public health, urban planning, mining, infrastructure management etc. This unit aims to provide students with important theory and basic skills in GIS including data acquisition, storage, analysis and presentation; and basic competency in commonly-used GIS software.

The unit introduces the basic principles of GIS, and includes both theoretical and practical components. The unit covers basic mapping theory, data display and manipulation, simple spatial analysis, and the application of GIS to environmental research and monitoring.  Students will achieve basic competency in the use of widely-used GIS software through practical exercises.

Assessment

3 x assignments (20% each) 60%, final project 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3588$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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