Master of Applied Science (Geographic Information Systems)

Course 462-GS (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 AUSTRALIA

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Course Overview: This course is normally examined by thesis alone and likely research areas include: land and geographic information systems; design and modelling of spatial information systems; environmental modelling and visualisation; spatial analysis; cadastral systems and land administration; high precision measurement; precise surveillance and monitoring surveys; integrated geodesy and geodetic surveys; analytical photogrammetry and digital mapping; close range and videometric photogrammetry; image analysis and remote sensing; heritage recording; hydrographic surveying; and network adjustments and numerical processes. Students will normally enrol in Research subject 451-602 .
Objectives: On successful completion of this course, students will have acquired proficiency in:
  • the definition of a research proposal

  • determining an appropriate research methodology

  • data analysis and evaluation

  • appropriate review and evaluation techniques for literature surveys

  • reporting to an acceptable standard in the form of a thesis embodying the project and its outcomes

  • understanding the role of research in Geomatic Engineering, as evidenced by the production of a thesis and the fundamental principles underlying the selected study

  • the technical characteristics of the selected study and technical requirements in carrying out the proposal

  • sustained original investigation of a defined area of research specialisation

Course Structure & Available Subjects: -
Subject Options: Applicant s are required to complete 150 points of study: a minimum of 100 points research (66%) and 50 points coursework (34%). Applicants can elect to take a greater amount of research if desired. Applicants will normally enrol in the research subject 451-605 .
Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirement is a 4-year undergraduate degree at honours level. Consideration may be given to applicants holding other qualifications and relevant industry experience.
Core Participation Requirements: -
Graduate Attributes: -
Generic Skills: -

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