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49611 - 778(120) HONOURS - GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS


Admission requirements:
A Bachelor degree with Geography and Environmental Studies as a major and appropriate training in GIS. An average mark of 60% for the major.

Programme structure:
Study of the systematic disciplines of urban or tourism geography, in-depth knowledge of, and advanced skills in, the basic principles of geographical information systems and their application in a human geographical research field.

Compulsory modules:
- 49611 Geographical Information Systems 713(30)
- 12187 Spatial Modeling and Geographical Communication 716(30)
- 10130 Human Geographical Research Application 743(30)

Elective modules (choose one):
- 10131 Urban Analysis and Synthesis 714(30)
- 11887 Tourism Analysis and Synthesis 715(30)
- 12825 Disaster Risk Studies 717(30)

[split] The following prerequisite modules or any acceptable equivalent required by the Department, are compulsory:
- 49611 Geographical & Information Systems 713: P Geog. and Environ 214
- 12187 Spatial Model. & Geog. Commun. 716: P Geog. and Environ 363 or 334
- 10131 Urban Analysis & Synthesis 714: P Geog. and Environ 354 or 323
- 11887 Tourism Analysis & Synthesis 715: P Geog. and Environs 314
- 12825 Disaster Risk Studies 717: P Geog. and Environ 344 or 358

Assessment and examination:
Assessment is done by a system of continuous assessment, tests, assignments, a research project, oral presentations and examinations. A subminimum of 50% is required in each module.

Enquiries:
Programme co-ordinator: Prof A van Niekerk
021 808 3101 | avn@sun.ac.za
Universiteit Stellenbosch University