Postgraduate Course: GIS in the Field (PGGE11090)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course is comprised of a series of seminars from invited speaker drawn from National Mapping Agencies, consultancies, politicians and researchers associated with the field of geographic information. The students will explore a variety of debates relating to the GI profession, and gain a clear sense of career opportunities in geographic information science.
Students will attend a 3 day fieldcourse held at Kindrgoan during which time team led projects will be undertaken.
Field based technical sessions will be undertaken prior to the fieldcourse. Practical knowledge of field surveying techniques will be an essential prerequisite of the Field trip.
The EEO seminar series is an integral part of the GIS in the field course. Students should plan on attending all seminars.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of this module, students should have achieved and demonstrated, or be able to achieve and demonstrate, the ability to:
-Through staff-led teaching and student-led project work, acquire a set of skills relating to problem-solving and the use of field equipment in the acquisition, management and presentation of geographic information.
-Understand research and business career opportunities in the field of GI, understand the merits and limitations of each.
-locate, read and summarise relevant literature, from both traditional and electronic media, to extend your understanding of the topic
-develop reasoned arguments, firmly grounded in the available literature
-develop communication and interactive skills through groupwork
-plan and write assignments, within the specified parameters and to a professional standard
-take responsibility for your own learning through reading and the preparation of assignments, and reflect upon your learning experience
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s). The Lectures from 14.00 - 16.00 run during block one only.
The Seminars from 16.00 - 18.00 run during blocks one and two.
The Field work weekend is held in the weekend between blocks one and two.
|Course organiser||Dr William Mackaness
Tel: (0131 6)50 8163
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Keir
Tel: (0131 6)51 7192