GRS-50806 Geo-information Science BSc research project

Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper2
Lecture2
Tutorial12
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)ing. WTh ten Haaf
Lecturer(s)
Examiner(s)dr. ir. A Ligtenberg
dr. ir. RJA van Lammeren

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English

Assumed knowledge on:

GRS-10306 Introduction Geo-information Science or GRS-20806 Geo-information Tools and GRS-51306 Geo-information Science for Society.

Continuation courses:

GRS-30306 Spatial Modelling and Statistics; GRS-32306 Advanced Earth Observation; GRS-33306 Advanced Geo-information Science for Earth and Environment; GRS-60312 Remote Sensing and GIS Integration.

Contents:

As a final course of the GRS-minor students carry out individually a small individual research project given a limited project description. Within a short amount of time students are expected to realize some research stages like the interpretation of a project description, outline research tasks, analyse geo data, run geo data processing application and write a report about the followed methodology and findings.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to:
- outline and structure a limited spatial research project;
- interpret and restate research objectives in research questions;
- review and report current research related to the research project;
- design and develop a spatial data processing method or remote sensing processing method that can be applied to the research problem;
- use a GIS or Remote Sensing application to explore or analyse a limited spatial research issue;
- examine and interpret the results and infer relevant conclusion relevant to the research objectives.

Activities:

Simulating a limited research project setting under supervision.
Given a specific project description the student has to find and read project related publications, analyse project related data, use applicable software and report findings.

Examination:

Based on assessment criteria in relation to research competences and reported results.
These criteria will be discussed with the student at the beginning of the course.

Literature:

All research projects will be offered via a file that consists of a written research context and objective, related data and literature.

MinorPeriod
Compulsory for: WUGISBSc Minor Geo-information for Environment and Society3WD, 6WD