Course Title: Issues in Geospatial Science

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Issues in Geospatial Science

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009

Course Coordinator: David Fraser

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3265

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

A basic knowledge of the geospatial science industry and the technology associated with the industry is required.

Course Description

Self-guided study involving:

Attendance at approved professional presentations

Literature review

Investigation of contemporary geospatial science organisations.

Develop of a sound understanding of a specific area of geospatial activity and the issues confronting it.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course concentrates on building investigative and independent learning skills in the student.

At the completion of this course the student will able to appreciate the breadth and scope of issues in contemporary geospatial science through undertaking a selection of self learn exercises.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will develop, through contact with peers, academics and members of industry, an understanding of current questions/issues in the field of Geospatial Science.

Overview of Learning Resources

Professional journals, conference proceedings, web and library resources will be used.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on the written reports based on individual activities undertaken by the student.