Module Information

Module Identifier
EAM3820
Module Title
Applied Geospatial Skills in Industry
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Professor Paul Aplin (Professor - Edge Hill University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Workshop 4 x 1 Hour Workshops
Lecture 2 x 1 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 2000 word group project plan  20%
Semester Assessment 3500 word group end of project report  60%
Semester Assessment Group Presentation  20%
Supplementary Assessment Resit 2000 word group project plan  20%
Supplementary Assessment Resit 3500 word group end of project plan  60%
Supplementary Assessment Resit group presentation  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Deliver a project through the project planning and within lifecycle to delivery.

2. Have knowledge of working with and dealing with customers throughout a project.

3. To identify appropriate remote and GIS datasets and techniques to deliver a project defined by a customer.

4. Complete work within a defined schedule and to a required standard.

5. Demonstrate team working skills in the context of the discipline

6. Demonstrate communication skills, formally in reports and oral presentations but also communications skills within the team.

Brief description

This module will be composed of group projects where the problem being tackled by the student groups will be defined by an outside organisation (e.g., Welsh Government, Environment Systems Ltd, Geo Smart Decisions Ltd and Joint Nature Conservation Committee) who will act as the customer throughout the project. Student groups are expected to produce a project plan, deliver the proposed project and provide an end of project report and presentation. An advisory panel (the staff teaching on the module) will also be available to the student groups throughout the project.

Content

This module aims to put students through the whole project life cycle from conception to delivery and to gain experience working for an outside client / customer. These are skills and knowledge commonly lacking from graduates. The projects will focus on a problem within the field of spatial data analysis and will mostly likely be environmental in nature.
Taught sessions will include, project management and project lifecycles. While a number of workshops to monitor and discuss progress against the project plan will be held at regular intervals.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Quantitative analysis of data for many tasks .
Communication Both within team communications and more formal communication through an oral presentation and written reports.
Improving own Learning and Performance Discussion within team, advisory board members and customer.
Information Technology Inherent within the discipline, which requires extensive use of remote sensing and GIS software.
Personal Development and Career planning Developing key skills which have been identified by employers as skills which many graduates are missing. Such as knowledge of the project lifecycle and management.
Problem solving Identifying solutions to the problem defined by the customer.
Research skills Literature of relevance to problem which has been defined by the customer.
Subject Specific Skills Students will have opportunity to apply the skills they have learnt within the other relevant modules (e.g., Fundamentals of Remote Sensing and GIS, Skills in Remote Sensing and GIS) to help reinforce the key technical skills being taught through this degree scheme.
Team work Delivering the project solution as a team.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7