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GIST 7122 - GIS Project/Practicum Proposal

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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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.

Prerequisite(s)

Department Approval.

Credits

1.0

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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

GIST 7122 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

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