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TE0018

Geographic information systems for engineers

Welcome to the all-inclusive course on Geographical Information Systems TE0018.

The aim of the course is to present the geographical information system (GIS) as a tool for planning, implementing, and presenting real-world projects of geographic dimensions. Applied on vectorised as well as rasterized information, the course contains elements of cartography, geodesy, positioning techniques, database techniques, international map-base standards, and international law.

TE0018 education is internationally web-based where geographic information systems are taught via problem-based computer exercises (web courses). The course combines mandatory exercises with the possibility of adding personally profiled web courses. With teacher guidance, the web courses are chosen to cover topics that range from data capture to geographic analysis, and design of traditional as well as web-based maps. Each exercise is examined at the web, where the resulting certificate is internationally valid.

TE0018 provides the theory of GIS via optional lectures that are examined with a written test.

Please examine the TE0018 web-site in order to assess our supply of web-courses, and to learn how they may be combined at different levels of examination.

The course evaluation is not yet activated

The course evaluation is open between 2022-01-09 and 2022-01-30

Additional course evaluations for TE0018

Academic year 2021/2022

Geographic information systems for engineers (TE0018-M2103) 2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Geographic information systems for engineers (TE0018-20142) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Geographic information systems for engineers (TE0018-20062) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Geographic information systems for engineers (TE0018-20074) 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

TE0018 Geographic information systems for engineers, 5.0 Credits

Geografiska informationssystem för ingenjörer

Syllabus approved

2017-11-15

Subjects

Technology Technology

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, course specialisation cannot be classified(AXX)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

- 120 credits, including 90 credits in Technology/Technique and/or Natural Science
- Knowledge equivalent to English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school

Objectives

The course intends to give an introduction to geographic information systems where social relevance and system integration stand in focus. On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

- Knowledge and understanding: Master basic principles of GIS and geographic analysis.
- Competence and skills: Apply GIS in standard software. Develop and automate GIS for user adapted needs and applications. Plan and implement GIS projects in adequate fields of application. Analyse and quantify geographic patterns, structures and correlations
- Judgement and approach: Critically search and quantify sources of errors in GIS and geographic analysis.

Content

The course presents geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool for planning, implementation and presentation of projects that handle geographically related information. It provides practically applicable knowledge of how spatial information can be analysed and presented by means of maps and deals with GIS in a system perspective, spatial data models, geodesy, geographic map services and products, satellite based positioning and remote sensing as well as cartography, map production and geographic analysis.

The teaching includes lectures and problem-oriented computer exercises in the form of web-based educational modules. The course combines compulsory and elective exercises so that they cover elements from data acquisition to geographic analysis and design of traditional as well as web-based maps.

Formats and requirements for examination

Examination takes place with written examination as well as presentation of completed computer exercises.
Passing the course requires
- passed written examination
- passed presentation of problem-based computer exercises, and
- attendance at compulsory elements (lectures stated in the timetable).
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Energy and Technology

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
Replaces: TE0008, TE0016

Examination criteria and deadlines – TE0018 2021

Criteria definitions

Criteria Theory

The Theory Criteria is examined with the written exam:

Grade

Written exam score

5

At least 88 % of total score (44 out of 50)

4

At least 66 % of total score (33 out of 50)

3

At least 44 % of total score (22 out of 50)

Criteria Exercises

The grade in the Exercises Criteria depends on approved course exercises. List of categorised exercises and information on how to execute and pass exercises are available in the course CANVAS room. The exercises must be executed individually.

Grade

Criteria

5+

All exercises in category A, B, C and D together with 2 exercises chosen from the list of additional ESRI Exercises approved.
Deadline Sun January 23 2022.

5

All exercises in category A, B and C together with 2 exercises chosen from the list of additional ESRI Exercises approved.
Deadline Sun January 23 2022.

4

All exercises in category A and B together with 1 exercise chosen from the list of additional ESRI Exercises approved.
Deadline Sun January 23 2022.

3

All exercises in category A approved.
(no deadline)

Final course grade

The final course grade (3: Pass; 4: pass with credit; 5: pass with distinction) is decided from the combination of the grade within Criteria Theory and Criteria Exercises as defined below:

Final course grade from criteria grade combinations

Criteria Exercises grade

5+

5

4

3

Criteria Theory grade

Final course grade

5

5

5

4

4

4

5

4

4

3

3

4

4

3

3

1) An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
Author: Heywood, Ian
ISBN: 9780273722595
Comments: Main lecture textbook. 689 SEK at Bokus.com.
2) Geografisk informationsbehandling - teori, metoder och tillämpningar
Author: Lars Harrie (editor)
ISBN: 9789144088778
Comments: Alternative main lecture textbook in Swedish. 472 SEK at Bokus.se
3) Getting to know ArcGIS
Author: Law M., Collins A.
ISBN: 9781589483828
Comments: Optional training litterature. 629 SEK at Bokus.com.
4) The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis. Volume 1: Geographic Patterns and Relationsships
Author: Mitchell A.
ISBN: 9781879102064
Comments: Optional inspiration for the project-based part of the course. 469 SEK at BOKUS.
5) The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis. Volume 2: Spatial Measurements & Statistics
Author: Andy Mitchell
ISBN: 9781589481169
Comments: Optional inspiration for the project-based part of the course. 393 SEK at Bokus.com.
6) The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis. Volume 3: Modeling Suitability, Movement, and Interaction
Author: Andy Mitchell
ISBN: 9781589483057
Comments: Optional inspiration for the project-based part of the course. 659 SEK at Bokus.com.
7) Cartography - Visualization of Spatial Data
Author: Kraak M-J, Ormeling F
ISBN: 9780273722793
Comments: Optional inspiration for the finalisation of project presentation. 929 SEK at Bokus.com.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Master Programme in Energy Systems Engineering Master Programme in Environmental and Water Engineering Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 12684 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Technology Technology
Course code: TE0018 Application code: SLU-20103 Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 35%