SLE332 - Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Scientists


2023 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 S320, S393, S398


One of SLE239 or SLE226 or SLE216



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 online class per week, 6 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, organisation, manipulation and integration, managing GIS projects, 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 to create their own GIS to address a real environmental question.

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