This module provides a thorough introduction to the field of Geographical Information Science. The course covers the key theoretical principles but it also provides many practical hands-on exercises using current state-of-the-art Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
GIS are databases that can handle spatial information in a far greater variety of ways than was previously possible with paper maps. By capturing, manipulating, integrating and displaying digital spatial data, a wide range of different analyses can be carried out and questions addressed. Everything from environmental work - linking maps of different farming practices with environmental models of soil erosion, to social research - how standard of living in different areas is related to health and disease.
Although GIS is a crucial analytical tool in environmental science, it is also has a major impact in other subjects (business, civil engineering, community studies), as well as outside universities (local councils, utilities, consultancies). The module evaluates how GIS can be used for spatial query and analysis, while at the same time evaluating the quality and the effectiveness of the resultant products in terms of their use.
|Course Tutor||Dr Elsa Joao|
|Class Times||Tuesdays 9.00-13.00 (tbc)|
|Dates||Jan 2013 - Mar 2013|
To apply for any Open Access postgraduate module, please click on the grey 'apply' button below for 'Part-time non-graduating civil engineering'. This is a general online application that covers all Open Access modules offered by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Within the form you should select which module(s) you wish to apply for.
We are now accepting applications for September 2013 and January 2014 intakes for modules via Open Access. To apply for modules beginning in January select the link for that academic year - the preceding September intake.
If you make sufficient progress in your modules and you decide to build up your modules towards a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or eventually MSc, you may be transferred to the appropriate programme at a later stage.
Class times are provisional and will be confirmed at the start of the academic semester.
Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.