Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures and 24 hours practical exercises; Non-contact time commitment: 96 hours |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Stephan Winter
|Subject Overview:||Introduction to the information society and information management; definition of GIS; overview of the range of GIS applications; the use of GIS for decision making; integration of GIS with other technologies; geographic referencing methods; geographic data structures and models; relationships between geographic features; database definition and modelling; introduction to the technology associated with GIS; data collection, manipulation, modelling, analysis and display; GIS and the Internet; and future trends in GIS.|
|Assessment:||A written exam consisting of a mid-semester test of 30 minutes (10%) and a 3-hour written examination at the end of semester (45%). Weekly assignments with practical exercise reports of about 4 pages length, equally weighted (45%).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On successful completion, students should have: |
Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems |
Graduate Diploma in Geographic Information Systems
Graduate Diploma in Geomatics Science
Master of Applied Science (Geographic Information Systems)
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management)
Master of Geographic Information Technology
R05 PE Master of Science (Environmental Science) |
R05 RA Master of Science - Geography (not offered until 2010)
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