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EV5505 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), as well as hands-on experience using a GIS to address a real-world environmental issue.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate key issues and limitations in geography, mapping and remote sensing;
  • Analyse a range of spatial data and create effective maps using industry standard GIS software;
  • Work in teams to collect spatial data answering your own real-world question and communicate the findings effectively;
  • Explain key concepts in geography, mapping and remote sensing including scale, coordinate systems and spectral signatures.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV2502

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Stephanie Duce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Dr James Daniell, Dr Karen Joyce.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course assessment (45%); literature review (15%) (60%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Karen Joyce
Lecturers: Dr Stephanie Duce, Dr Karen Joyce.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 26 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course assessment (45%); literature review (15%) (60%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 11-Apr-2019
Coordinator: Dr Stephanie Duce
Lecturer: Mrs Mansi Sachdev.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 52 hours - Combined Teaching hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); on-course assessment (45%); literature review (15%) (60%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.