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This course covers the practical aspects of remote sensing and GIS. It is entirely hands on, and students learn through a series of exercises that becomes progressively more challenging and more specific to different geographical disciplines. By the end of the course students will be familiar with key remote sensing and GIS software and will have learned their fundamental tools. These are highly demanded skills in the job market at present, so this course is strategic for those students potentially interested in a job where these types of tools are employed.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course focuses on practical training in the use of remote sensing and GIS software and techniques to examine, analyse and present geographical issues. Emphasis is placed on giving students technical experience through project-based learning, with all sessions based in the computer lab and working with software such as ArcGIS and ERDAS Imagine. Project management and graphical presentation of results and analysis will also form a strong theme of the course. Students will be offered a range of projects to work on, which will reflect directly contemporary research being undertaken across the discipline of Geography and Environment. Staff in all areas of G&E will provide projects; computer practicals and support will be undertaken by GIS experts based in G&E.
Teaching on this course is progressive and practical. Therefore attendance at all classes is compulsory. Absence must be covered according to standard University procedures.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Coursework (100%): two project exercises. Resit: Resubmission of failed project work, with mark for those components to be capped at CAS9.
Surgeries will be integrated into the course.
Students receive individual, written feedback on their coursework using standard comments sheets.