This online Geospatial Science for Engineers unit will provide you with a solid understanding of how and why geographic information systems (GIS) are used in civil engineering. By the end of this online unit, provided by the University of South Australia and Open Universities Australia, you will be comfortable performing a basic GIS analysis in a civil engineering setting. You will develop the ability to communicate solutions to engineering problems with the use of maps and written proposals.
You will develop your ability to read and interpret maps from a local to a global scale, understanding key concepts around latitude, longitude, projections, datums and coordinates. This unit will further your understanding of surveying and remote sensing, both in terms of their uses and their limitations.
As you study this unit you will also work within small teams to gather information about different surveying technologies, and their applications across different engineering contexts. Your communications skills will be enhanced as you present these findings.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
You must be accepted into the Associate Degree in Engineering
It is also assumed that you have an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area or relevant experience.
Areas of study
In this Geospatial Science for Engineers unit, the topics you will study include:
This online unit will help you to significantly develop your experience of reading and interpreting maps at a range of scales. You will further develop your understanding of surveying, remote sensing, and GIS – all of which are useful skills that can be applied to engineering design, and will be of use to you as you advance your engineering career.
Your communication and team working skills will be tested and honed, through group work and presentations. You will become skilled in the use of basic GIS analysis in a civil engineering setting, and will understand how to communicate your findings. The unit will also provide you with the opportunity to critically reflect upon the processes, which will again be an important part of furthering your professional development.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Geospatial Science for Engineer from the University of South Australia.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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