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EV5513: APPLICATION OF GIS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, SOIL SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:38


Course Overview

Applications of GIS will provide you with the opportunities to become familiar with ArcGIS software and understand the application of GIS technologies to address environmental science research questions.

·         Provide increasingly important GIS skills on your CV

·         Practical based course so you learn how to use GIS as well as getting the theory

·         Range of real research examples used in environmental sciences

Guest speakers from relevant industry on application of GIS in their role

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Philip Smith

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MRes Environmental Science (Studied) or MRes Soil Science (Studied) or MSc Ecology & Environmental Sustainability (Studied) or MSc Forestry (Taught) (Studied) or MSc Soil Science (Studied) or MSc Environmental Science (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Topics covered in the course will include: Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Data collection using GPS Data processing, inserting XY data Creating and exporting maps Fundamentals of using a GIS software (ArcMap & ArcCatalog)

Associated Costs

None

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

100% continuous assessment.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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