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Spatial Databases (GEOM90018) // Eligibility and requirements

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Eligibility and requirements


Successful completion of the following subject is required to enrol:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
GEOM90008 Foundations of Spatial Information
Semester 1
Semester 2

GEOM90008 Foundations of Spatial Information may be taken concurrently



Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

A background in (non-spatial) databases is strongly recommended for this course, for example successful completion of SINF90001/INFO90002 Database Systems and Information Modelling, or similar subjects. Students who do not already have a strong background in databases are required before the start of the course to achieve an intermediate level of understanding and competence in relational database design, ER modelling, relational algebra, and SQL. Students wishing to acquire these required skills are recommended to engage in the following self-study activities before the beginning of the course:

  1. Read, understand, and be able to apply the principles and concepts covered in Chapter 2 of Worboys and Duckham (2004) GIS: A Computing Perspective 2nd edition, CRC Press
  2. Watch, understand, and be able to apply the principles and concepts contained in a series of short video lectures made available on the subject website
  3. Learn and practice programming basic SQL queries using online resources, such those recommended on the subject website.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Last updated: 3 April 2019