This course provides training in geographical information systems (GIS) and in particular their application to a variety of environmental settings. If you want to develop your skills in this area, this is the course for you.
The programme is ideally suited to GIS analysts, decision-makers and managers since it will provide hands-on experience of how to use a variety of GIS systems (ArcViewTM, ARCGISTM, MapInfoTM) in real-world settings.
Students are also able to select more specialist training relevant to their interests and expertise.
The course aims to enhance your previous understanding and use of geographical information systems but it is also suitable for those who have no previous training in GIS.
By the end of the course, you will have developed high level abilities to apply GIS within environmental management, have an in-depth understanding of the functionality of GIS and be critically aware of the potential and limitations of GIS.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
All students study five core modules. You will also choose option modules, allowing you to specialise in the areas of the course that interest you the most.
Introduction to GIS
Spatial Data Analysis
Applications in GIS
Applied Remote Sensing
Active Remote Sensing: Radar and Lidar in the Geo-Sciences
Policy and Implementation in Town Planning
Management of People and Organisations
Advanced Ecology Field Skills
Environmental Placement Module
Independent Study Module
Environmental Impact Assessment
Environmental Policy and Law
Air Quality Management
Issues in Ecology and Conservation
Case Studies in Environmental Assessment
Systems for Environmental Management
Environmental Assessment in Practice
Water Resource Management
Water Treatment Technology
Wastewater Treatment Technology
Water Quality Analysis
Principles in Sustainable Construction
Brighton's graduates are highly sought after by employers.
The course will provide opportunities to join a wide range of companies as a GIS expert. Recent graduates are building careers in organisations including: