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Area/Catalogue
GEOE 5001

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
012427

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

To introduce the concepts and components of a geographic information system (GIS) and teach the essential skills of operating a functional GIS through the use of ArcGIS software package.

Course content

By completing this course, students will learn the key GIS concepts including spatial data structures, data sources and transfer methods, projections and coordinate systems, geo-referencing, metadata and geo-database design. Students will be able to recognise various GIS formats and perform spatial query and display, spatial analysis using census and network data and automate the processes using model builder. This course will introduce a few selected cases of GIS application in different disciplines. Concepts presented in lecture will be put into practice through hands-on laboratory exercises utilising the GIS software product ArcGIS 10.x (ESRI, Inc.)

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 12 weeks
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Computer Practical 2 hours x 12 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Tutorial work 1000 words approx. 30% N/A
Continuous assessment 500 words approx. 35% N/A
Research paper 3000 words 35% N/A
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Tutorial work 1000 words approx. 30% N/A
Continuous assessment 500 words approx. 35% N/A
Research paper 3000 words 35% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments

Degrees this course is offered in

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