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Integrated Spatial Systems (GEOM30012)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeGEOM30012
Semester 2
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Solutions to environmental dilemmas that face us in the 21st century require an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach. This subject, delivered in the final semester of the Spatial Systems major, provides a basis for students to integrate and apply the knowledge they have gained throughout their studies in different disciplines to solve real world problems.

The project will provide opportunities to apply knowledge of fundamental concepts, theory, and applications in core areas of positioning technologies and measurement integration, GIS, distributed spatial computing and mapping, web mapping, and location-based services. The application of these skills will be undertaken during a 4 day field work programme at the Dookie Campus.

The subject will also provide ample opportunity for the students to gain experience and skills in how to perform a real-world, client-driven, interdisciplinary project, including important communication and organizational skills.

This subject will have a 4 day residential field work at the Dookie Campus during the Semester 2 mid semester break. This field work is compulsory for all students.


Project management, scientific communication, data collection and management, map design, GPS surveying

Intended learning outcomes


On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Access, collect, organize and present (spatial) data in ways that support landscape management planning
  2. Integrate appropriate components of spatial technologies to meet the requirements of specific industry problems
  3. Produce spatial information to enhance the ecological, economic and social value of the study site
  4. Communicate these enhancements effectively using appropriate spatial formats
  5. Manage a project, including time and workload management, and project presentation
  6. Critically reflect on the process and achievements of their project, and the contribution and conduct of themselves and their colleagues.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject the students will have the:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
  • Ability to manage information and documentation
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them
  • Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.

Last updated: 4 September 2019