- Code ENVS6319
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Environmental Science
- Areas of interest Geography, Environmental Studies, Social Research, Advanced Computing, Resource and Environmental Management
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Critically appraise spatial environment and society research and applications
- Critically synthesise and apply that knowledge to formulate innovative applications relevant to their professional experience
- Pursue investigation of a topic involving remote sensing and/or GIS with limited guidance
- Debate and communicate the results of that investigation in seminar and written formats
- Examination – GIS (25%) (LO1, LO2)
- Examination - Remote Sensing (25%) (LO1, LO2)
- Short research paper - GIS (25%) (LO3, LO4)
- Short research paper - Remote Sensing (25%) (LO3, LO4)
WorkloadUp 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 lab work and research..
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis or equivalent is strongly recommended.
Knowledge equivalent to that acquired by taking ENVS6015 is assumed.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8813||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|