SLE304 - Geographic Information Systems for Marine Environments


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125

Any two level 2 SLE-coded units.



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


SLE304 will allow students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills of geographic information systems (GIS) including the GIS software, types of data, database management, geospatial data manipulation, geospatial data interpretation and presentation and critical evaluation of processes and results. Applying the principles of remote sensing and knowledge of GIS software, students will manipulate GIS layers; collect and correct GPS data, querying and presenting GIS data; analyse spatial and temporal patterns; and identify the role, benefits, limitations and applications of GIS in studying aquatic ecosystems and water resources. In this unit, students will be required to acquire significant practical and theoretical knowledge of geospatial systems and analysis through extensive problem solving and practical application in geospatial tasks. This is a level-three unit and students are expected to work independently and as part of collaborative groups to solve problems and present work. The work must provide a synthesis of geospatial and be presented in a coherent, understandable and structured form.

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