• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Geography, Advanced Computing, Environmental Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bruce Doran
    • Prof Albert Van Dijk
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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

Upon successful completion, 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

Other Information

If you do not meet the requisites for this course, it may be possible to receive a permission code. If you are prompted for a permission code on ISIS, please request one online via the following form

Indicative Assessment

  1. Examination — GIS (25) [LO 1,2]
  2. Examination - Remote Sensing (25) [LO 1,2]
  3. Short research paper - GIS (25) [LO 3,4]
  4. Short research paper - Remote Sensing (25) [LO 3,4]

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Workload

The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

  • Face-to face component which may consist of 36 hours of computer laboratories.
  • Approximately 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.


Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 72 units towards a degree. Incompatible with ENVS6319.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Assumed Knowledge

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

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:
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
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8792 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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