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Geographic Information Systems 1 - Scientific Data

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2020

About the course

The objective of this course is to understand and use geographic information systems (GIS), using the software ArcGIS. This beginner course focuses on how to display, manipulate and create vector data (points, lines, polygons) and will introduce raster data (e.g., digital elevation models). The assignments will mainly use data from Sweden and Swedish coordinate systems and will focus on solving problems related to ecology and Earth science. There is also a strong focus on effectively communicating spatial data through maps.

Application and eligibility

Geographic Information Systems 1 - Scientific Data, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2020 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

13 January 2020

Ends

29 March 2020

Study location

Varied

Language

English

Type of studies

Mixed, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

At least 30 ECTS credits in science or technology at university level, or equivalent knowledge. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-50711

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 October 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK17,850

Total fee

SEK17,850

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Course is given by
Department of ecology and environmental science
Contact person for the course is:
Lina Polvi Sjöberg