ENVT5566 Advanced Spatial and Environmental Modelling

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
Scientists and environmental managers use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and environmental models as tools to examine the natural environment, report on dynamic environmental phenomena, and understand how the environment responds to natural and human factors. This unit provides advanced skills in the use of GIS as a decision support tool for environmental management with a focus on environmental spatial data, as well as advanced environmental modelling and analysis techniques.

This unit covers topics such as 3D terrain development, hydrologic and land use modelling, habitat analysis, land suitability/capability analysis, and the spatial examination of landscape values. To conduct this work, students use program coding and/or 'off the shelf' modelling packages. Laboratory assignments expose students to a range of environmental data as well as requiring them to source their own GIS information and apply analytic techniques demonstrated in lectures. This approach allows students to become independent users of spatial data and methods.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) examine new and emerging geographic information systems and GIS technologies in environmental management; (2) discuss advanced spatial analysis techniques; (3) apply multiple analytic techniques to solve complex environmental problems; and (4) produce model simulations of landscape processes.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) laboratory portfolio and (2) final project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Bryan Boruff
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications
or
GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
or
(ENVT5561 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Multifunctional Landscapes
or
ENVT55662 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Coastal Resilience
or
ENVT5563 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Waterway Restoration
or
ENVT5564 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Contaminated Sites
or
ENVT5565 GIS and Spatial Analysis: Sensor Networks )
or
Master of Professional Engineering (62550) specialisation Environmental Engineering.
Contact hours
total of 150 hours
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