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Geographic Information Systems

Additional course evaluations for TE0019

Academic year 2021/2022

Geographic Information Systems (TE0019-20104) 2021-12-03 - 2022-01-16

Academic year 2020/2021

Geographic Information Systems (TE0019-20143) 2020-12-03 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Geographic Information Systems (TE0019-20095) 2019-12-04 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Geographic Information Systems (TE0019-20075) 2018-12-07 - 2019-01-20

TE0019 Geographic Information Systems, 7.5 Credits

Geografiska informationssystem

Syllabus approved



Technique Technology

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Theory 4.00 1002
Exercises 3.50 1003

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

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.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to general qualifications for university studies


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 should be able to:
- Describe basic principles of GIS
- Apply GIS in standard software
- Plan and implement GIS projects in adequate fields of application
- Critically search and quantify sources of error in GIS


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 covers GIS in a system perspective, spatial data models, geodesy, geographic map services and products, satellite based positioning, remote sensing, cartography and map production.

The teaching consists of lectures, interactive case-based moments where GIS projects are analysed (attendance can be compulsory), as well as problem-oriented computer exercises. The computer exercises are carried out in the form of web-based educational modules where compulsory and elective exercises are combined so that they cover components 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 (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: TE0015
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Biology and Environmental Science - Bachelor´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Technique Technology
Course code: TE0019 Application code: SLU-20124 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 100%