In preparation for the course, participants will be expected to read Chapters 1-9 of Chang (2019). The full reference is:
Chang, K., 2019: Introduction to geographic information systems. 9th ed. McGraw Hill.
A copy of this book can be ordered at an additional cost (please contact the short course manager for availability and costing). A two-hour theory exam on this preparatory reading is scheduled for 14h30 on the fifth day of the course (only for students who have registered for the full course).
Students who register for the full course will write an exam (2 hours in duration) on day 5 of the course. The test will count towards 50% of the final course mark and will contain questions relating to the lectures, exercises and the prescribed reading. Two assignments will have to be completed within the week following the contact period. The first assignment will be an essay on a prescribed topic (to be announced on day 5 of the course) and will count towards 20% of the final course mark. The second assignment will be a practical task and will count towards 30% of the final course mark.
Students need not be on campus during the assessment period, but need access to a computer loaded with ArcGIS 10 software. The ArcGIS 10 Student Edition Licence (valid for one year) can be supplied at an additional cost (please contact the short course manager for availability and costing).
Course structure & Cost
Option 1: Accredited option @ R8000
The course duration is three weeks and includes a 5-day period during which students attend contact sessions (i.e. lectures and practical exercises). Contact sessions run from 8h30-16h30 daily from Monday to Thursday. An exam is taken on the afternoon of day 5 (Friday). Assignments are completed in the student’s own time (during the week following the contact period) and are submitted electronically.
Option2: Attend-only option @ R6000
Students who are not interested in being assessed may choose to register for the first 4 days only (i.e. only attend the lectures and exercises and not write the exam or complete any assignments). Students choosing this option will receive a certificate of attendance.
Stellenboch University staff and students are eligible for 20% discount.
Check our calendar for dates on when the short course is presented.
For more enquiries, please contact:
Ms Jessica Eichhoff
021 808 3218