Project in Geospatial Science

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Project in Geospatial Science

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GS301 and GS211 and GS231

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Using a problem based learning approach students will be challenged to solve a number of real-world scenarios using appropriate geospatial technology and methods. Geospatial analytics brings together multiple aspects of geospatial science with advanced integrated methodologies. Students will investigate and implement geospatial solutions specific to their chosen specialisation. As such the course challenges students to move to the next level as professional geospatial scientists and bring new insight as to how geospatial technologies can be employed to the benefit of Pacific Island Countries. Scenarios will draw from such fields as a) risk assessment for Pacific Island Communities, b) state of the environment monitoring and reporting, c) coastal zone management, d) conservation planning. Students will be required to develop a spatial data infrastructure for each scenario including geospatial database, geospatial analysis method, statistical analysis, reporting and cartographic outputs in the form of maps and web-based delivery. This course is challenges students as professional geospatial scientists allowing them to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to an advanced, multidimensional aspect of Geospatial application in their chosen field of specialty.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.