Minor in Geoinformatics

The department of Geography and Urban Planning at UAEU offers a minor in Geo-informatics (GIS). The minor is open to all university students but is primarily geared to serve interested students from geography, geology, and engineering departments. Students should have the department approval to enroll. The minor completion requires students to take a total of 18 credit hours spread in 6 courses. Upon successful completion of the minor program the students should have gained knowledge and developed skills on how GIS and spatial data analysis can be used in various fields such as transportation, urban planning, petroleum, coastal management, environment, and GIS project management.

Program Objectives

  • Provide an introduction to the concepts, principles, and theories of GeographicInformation Systems (GIS).
  • Expose students to the GIS geographic data sources and constraints.
  • Develop practical hands-on experience using GIS software.
  • Train students on conducting GIS projects.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of vector and raster models, database development, management techniques, and spatial analysis.
  • Evaluate the quality and suitability of GIS data for diverse applications.
  • Illustrate proficiency in the use of GIS software to build database, perform spatial analysis, prepare maps, reports, and charts for presentation of results.
  • Apply GIS analysis techniques in various fields such as transportation, urban planning, petroleum, coastal management, environment, and GIS project management.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours

Geoinformatics


Required Courses (6.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEO220Principles of Cartography3.000
GEO221Geographic Information Systems I3.000

Elective Courses (12.00 hours)

Credit Hours
GEO430GIS for Transportation3.000
GEO440GIS for Urban & Regional Planning3.000
GEO450GIS for Coastal Management3.000
GEO460GIS for Petroleum3.000
GEO470GIS for Environment3.000
GEO480GIS for Project Management3.000

 

 
 
20-Aug-2017