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SLE332 - Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Scientists

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in S393, S398

Unit chair:

Desley Whisson


One of SLE239, SLE202 or SLE207



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 2 x 2 hour practicals per trimester.


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.


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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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