|Module Title||WORK EXPERIENCE IN GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS/REMOTE SENSING|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Richard M Lucas|
|Other staff||Dr Aled P Rowlands|
|Pre-Requisite||Registered for the MSc in GIS/remote sensing|
|Course delivery||Seminars / Tutorials||15 minute presentation per student.|
|Other||24 days of work experience to be taken during January.|
In each case, the student will work on specific advanced GIS/remote sensing techniques that have direct commercial use or benefit pure or applications research and development. Each student will be allocated with a dedicated supervisor for the duration of the placement.
For each placement, students will be given a specified and mutually agreed GIS/remote sensing application problem, which they will address through individual research and teamwork within the organisation supporting the placement. Each poroject will have a commercial and/or research emphasis.
Students will provide a portofolio of their work and present a 15 minute seminar on their work experience at the end of the period. The Employer will provide a report on the performance of the student.
|Problem_solving||Students may be set specific tasks to solve particular problem e.g. the creation of new software|
|Research skills||May be required to solve specific tasks|
|Communication||Oral discussion and presentation|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Library and web-based referencing|
|Team work||Will be required when working in industry|
|Information Technology||Depending on placement but is expected to include the use of commercial remote sensing software (e.g. IDL ENVI, eCognition, SOCET SET, Gamma and Erdas imagine) for practical applications. Specific skills in programming and statistical analyses|
|Application of Number||May be required for certain tasks|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Career needs awareness|
|Subject Specific Skills||Image and geographical analysis.|
This module is at CQFW Level 7