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GIST 8150 - Capstone Project

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

Course Details

Each student will undertake a project related to their specific discipline or field of application (e.g., hydrotechnical, geotechnical, transportation, electrical) to guide the project topic. A GIS problem will be identified by the student and approved by the instructor. The student will need to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the previous courses to their specific problem. The student will identify the existing information sources to be used, propose additional data gathering if necessary, and describe the analytical steps to be followed. Once the approach is approved by the instructor, the student will then work on the project tasks to completion, and finish by delivering the expected GIS analytical and output products including: a written report, a voice annotated power point, and as applicable, e.g., database, map products and visualizations.


GIST 7100 and GIST 7160 and GIST 8118 and GIST 8128 and GIST 8140





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 87501

Mon Jan 10 - Mon Mar 28 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 28 Online


Gurdeep Singh

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is for students in the GIS Advanced Certificate program who have completed all of the prerequisites. To receive registration approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to .
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Define a GIS problem applicable to their discipline
  • Develop a solution to the problem using GIS techniques
  • Apply the technical, data modelling, and analytical skills learned in the prerequisite courses to the identified problem
  • Document the solution in writing and orally
  • Deliver the geospatial product(s) developed as part of their GIS application

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

GIST 8150 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 Certificate


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