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SLE239 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQE239

Unit chair:

D Whisson

Prerequisite:

SLE102

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week plus 2 hours of independent practical work per week

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

This unit introduces the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and includes both theoretical and practical components.  The unit covers basic mapping theory, data acquisition (GPS, digitizing and remote sensing) and display, 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

Four practical assignments (15% each) 60%, examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$3483$3503

* 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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