Spatial Visualisation

Subject GEOM90007 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours lectures and 24 hours practicals
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours

The prerequisites for this subject are:

451610 Foundations of Spatial Information,
or equivalent subject



Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit


Prof Ian D. Bishop


Melbourne School of Engineering Office
Building 173, Grattan Street
The University of Melbourne
VIC 3010 Australia
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Subject Overview:


On successful completion of this subject students will have the ability to:

  • Identify and describe the principles and techniques associated with computer based visualisation of spatial information and environments.
  • Discuss a range of applications in support of communication and decision making in natural and built environments
  • 2-hours of written examination at the end of the semester (40%).
  • Four practical assignment reports of about 3 pages length each, due evenly throughout the semester (45%), and an oral presentation of 10 minutes at one of the lecture dates (15%).
Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject students will have the ability to:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Geomatic Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
Master of Applied Science (Geographic Information Systems)
Master of Geographic Information Technology
Master of Spatial Information Science
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering

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