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GIS Project/Practicum Proposal GIST 7122

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Prepares part-time GIS students for their industry project or practicum. Topics include literature searches and reviews in a GIS topic/business of interest to the student, identifying a suitable project/practicum, establishing faculty and industry supervisors, developing a project/practicum plan and schedule, and writing a project proposal for approval.


  • Completion of GIS technical core courses. Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of GIST 7122 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 37614


Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 23 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 37614
  • $346.11
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 23 N/A N/A Online

Mike Hill

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. To receive approval, please email BCIT Student ID to This section is for students in the GIS program who have been approved to start their project/practicum. ** This course runs 5 times (non-consecutively) over 10 weeks (Sept 14, Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 2 and Nov 23) **

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate thorough research and literature review techniques in a specialty area of GIS.
  • Document research sources in a manner consistent with accepted practices.
  • Define the scope and depth of a GIS project/practicum.
  • Provide rationalization for how the chosen project/practicum will enhance the student's GIS skills and knowledge.
  • Define the additional skills and knowledge required to successfully complete a project/practicum.
  • Select the methodology or approach to complete a project/practicum.
  • Estimate the time and effort expected for completing a project/practicum.
  • Set the project/practicum milestones, schedule and resources.
  • Write a professional proposal using the format and style required by Industry and BCIT GIS Department specifications.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in incorporating literature reviews and research results into the professional proposal.
  • Use clear and concise language in the appropriate technical style.
  • Format and structure information into appropriate segments of a proposal.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

GIS Project/Practicum Proposal (GIST 7122) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Part-time
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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