2017/18 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
GEOG5811M GIS in the Workplace (WUN)
15 creditsClass Size: 30
Module manager: Andy Turner
Taught: 1 Jan to 30 Apr, 1 Jan to 30 April (adv yr), 1 Jul to 31 Oct View Timetable
Year running 2017/18
This module is mutually exclusive with
|GEOG5690M||Masters Work-based Project|
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryThis module will expose you to a range of different management techniques for the development of a GIS application in the workplace. You will develop a project idea that is relevant to your workplace (where possible), working through the whole life cycle from design through to planning.
ObjectivesOn completion of the module students should:
- Have considered GIS project design and implementation methodology in workplace contexts.
- Understand what feasibility studies are and how they can be developed.
- Have practised compiling a feasibility study report.
- Have practised critically evaluating aspects of feasibility plans.
- Be aware of the range of potential implementation issues in changing workplace practice in a GIS development context.
- Have practised identifying risks of GIS development and mitigation measures to alleviate these risks.
- Have considered GIS developments in terms of:
End-user needs and requirements
Human and organisational issues
- Pursuit of knowledge in an in-depth, ordered and motivated way
- Learning and independent study
- Information processing (including IT skills): literature searches
- Data manipulation (including IT skills): analysis of data (especially spatial data); statistical methods
- Communication: written presentation; scientific writing
- Management: safe and effective project planning and execution; time management.
- GIS project identification, design and management
- Creating a conceptual and physical data model
- Project design and management
- Project management techniques and tools
- Implementation issues (human and organisational) and problems
- Project evaluation.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||50.00|
|Private study hours||90.00|
|Total Contact hours||10.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||150.00|
Private studyTo undertake reading, research and preparation of assessed work
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackThrough email communication, the online discussion room and attendance monitoring via activity on VLE
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 26/04/2017
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