This course examines the role of programming within the GI industry. It aims to enable participants to appreciate the need for programming skills that can be used to customise and develop applications. The course is interactive and discussions about a range of programming issues are incorporated within the lectures. A range of programming skills is introduced which equip participants with knowledge of the potential and scope of programming within various applications.
This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/201718/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-13809
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About this course
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Linked programmesPgDip/MSc Geographic Information Systems, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development,
100% Coursework – (1) Weekly blog discussions (5%), (2) Practical Project Plan – participants must submit a project overview prior to commencing the project. The plan will provide an overview of the web pages, data and software that will be used for the project (15%), (3) Practical Project - participants are required to produce a website relating to a topic relevant to the GI Industry. The website is expected to incorporate the range of languages introduced during the course while also demonstrating additional reading and experimentation (60%) and (4) Online Test – multiple choice questions testing knowledge and understanding of material from the course (20%).
This course is delivered online for 6 weeks starting 12 March 2018 with no on-campus attendance requirements.
Applicants are generally expected to have a minimum 2.2 honours degree with a substantial component of geography, environmental science or computing.
Applicants with qualifications in other relevant disciplines or with academic qualifications below 2.2 honours will also be considered on individual merit. In such cases, previous experience of GIS and competence in day-to-day computing will be an advantage, and should be explained in detail on the application form.
English Language Requirements
International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent.
- 12 March 2018
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Scholarships, awards and prizes
Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk.
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