• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Geography, Social Research, Advanced Computing, Environmental Science , Resource and Environmental Management
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bruce Doran
    • Prof Albert Van Dijk
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENVS6319
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems have advanced rapidly in recent decades and now play an important role in environmental fields including land and water management, forestry, climate science, biodiversity conservation, urban and rural planning, and social research. Spatial data are becoming increasingly accessible and are being utilised by a wide range of government and research agencies, consulting firms and other private businesses. This course provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to use remote sensing and GIS data and techniques to address applications in environment and society. It provides a true enabling technology for the earth, life and social sciences and a rich source of computational and representational challenges for the computer sciences.  The course exposes students to a range of biophysical and social applications for remote sensing and GIS, from which each student independently investigates and writes a research paper. 

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Understand spatial environment and society research and applications
2. Synthesise and apply that knowledge to formulate new applications
3. Pursue a guided investigation of a topic involving remote sensing and/or GIS
4. Communicate the results of that investigation in seminar and written formats

Indicative Assessment

Examination (30%) (LO1, LO2)
Lab work (20%) (LO3)
Research plan oral presentation (10%) (LO4)
Research paper (40%) (LO3, LO4)

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Workload

Up to 130 hours, including 24 contact hours comprising lectures and guest seminars; 12 hours of computer labs; approximately 32 hours of self-study and reading; and up to 62 hours of independent research (the latter including 12 hours optional consultation labs).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 72 units towards a degree

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of ENVS2015 GIS and Spatial Analysis or equivalent is strongly recommended.
Knowledge equivalent to that acquired by taking ENVS2015 is assumed.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4337 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person

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