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SLE332 - Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Scientists

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB331

Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in S393, S398

Unit chair:

Desley Whisson

Prerequisite:

SLE202 or SLE207

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 2 x 2 hour practical classes per trimester

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

The principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their application to environmental science will be described.  The unit will cover spatial data types and their collection, data manipulation and integration, spatial analysis and display.  Student will complete practical exercises to achieve basic competency in widely used GIS software.  They will then apply their knowledge and skills in GIS to address a real environmental issue or question.

Assessment

Test 30%, two assignments (50%, 20%) 70%

Unit Fee Information

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