Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of seminar |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Prerequisites:|| Prerequisite for this subject is - |
Study Period Commencement:
Not offered in 2011
|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 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 website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
Geographic Information Science (GIScience) is the science behind geographic information technology. It addresses fundamental questions of capturing, maintaining and communicating about space and time at geographic scale in an interdisciplinary manner, involving philosophy, cognitive psychology, linguistics, logics, geography and artificial intelligence. This subject will introduce into GIScience by studying selected advanced topics. It is run as a seminar, such that students will read and discuss during the semester some landmark papers of the discipline and focus on active research areas at the University of Melbourne. Attendance of research higher degree students will enrich the discussions by linking the topics to their current research. Students will gain an overview and significant insight into the way of thinking in GIScience, how to collaborate with researchers in this discipline, or about career pathways.
On successful completion the students will be able to:
|Prescribed Texts:||Variable reading lists of research papers, handed out at the beginning of the semester.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On successful completion students should have the: |
Master of Geographic Information Technology |
Master of Spatial Information Science
Master of Engineering (Geomatics) |
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