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91120 GIS and Remote Sensing

6cp
Requisite(s): 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09072 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09073 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Bachelor of Science Diploma Professional Engineering Practice OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10073 Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Science OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10074 Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of Science Diploma Engineering Practice OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10126 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Laws OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10162 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Business OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10223 Bachelor of Environmental Biology OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10227 Bachelor of Environmental Forensics OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10228 Bachelor of Marine Biology OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10242 Bachelor of Science OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10243 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts International Studies OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10330 Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10347 Bachelor of Advanced Science
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.

Requisite elaboration/waiver:

This subject must be taken in the final year of a course within the School of Life Sciences or students must have achieved at least 72 credit points of completed undergraduate study coursework.


Recommended studies:

basic familiarity with mathematic concepts and statistics

Description

Understanding the new landscape of science in which environmental and natural resource researchers and managers work with geospatial technologies is fundamental to any career in environmental science. Increasingly, employers of environmental scientists seek employees with geospatial skills that are essential in sustainable management of water, energy, pollution, forests, croplands, oceans and assessments of human impacts on the environment.

This subject provides students with a basic understanding of geospatial tools and technologies and their applications in environmental sciences and resource management. Geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and digital image processing are employed and applied to the characterisation of ecological landscapes, aquatic systems, biodiversity, disturbance events, and environmental health. In the GIS stream, students learn one of the most widely used GIS software packages, ArcGIS, in industry and science. In the remote sensing stream, students learn the basic physical principles of satellite earth observation systems and process digital satellite images for environmental monitoring applications. Experience on how to input data obtained by remote sensing (as well as other sources) into a GIS is also gained. Students apply their geospatial knowledge in solving hypothetical and real natural resource and environmental management problems in Australia and internationally.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


Detailed subject description.

Fee information

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