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Ulster University: Environmental Management and Geographic Information Systems (E-Learning)

Institution Ulster University
Department E-Learning
Telephone 028 7012 4401
Study type Taught


This course aims to teach how environmental management and data handling tools, such as impact assessment, site conservation planning, environmental management systems, ecological monitoring and GIS are applied in making knowledge based decisions on managing the environment. This is considered in the context of environmental legislative/policy frameworks within which industry, government and voluntary bodies work.

Specific objectives are to:

Understand the importance of evidence-based approach to environmental policy and strategic decision-making Apply quantitative techniques to assess the effects of environmental management Use GIS as a framework for collating, manipulating and managing spatial data relating to the environment Produce environmental impact statements and advise on implementing environmental management systems Apply structured planning principles to site biodiversity management and ecosystem restoration Monitor pollution and assess its environmental effects. Students will be provided with a student copy of Esri ArcGIS software free of charge.

To take this course, you will need access to a computer with a fast internet connection. The course uses the Blackboard learning environment and the modules are delivered using online lectures, including practical and tutorial material. Students and staff interact via email, discussion boards and online chat. You will find that this course is much more flexible than traditional on-campus university courses as you can study using your own computer and the internet, at your own pace, any place and any time (within given timeframes).


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