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  • Master of Science (Geographical Information Science)

Master of Science (Geographical Information Science)


Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses


Introduction

The aim of this graduate program is to enhance the student’s skills in current scientific knowledge in theory, method and application of geographic information in various fields such as urban and regional planning, social planning, resource management, business management and planning as well as environmental aspects. The programme structure is flexible and it allows students to acquire the opportunities of enhancing certain field of studies by doing research topics based on their interest, ability and educational experience. At present, this program is offered full time since most of the courses involve practical works through computer application in the lab.


Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required Credit Hours

Core

20

Dissertation

20

Total

40





Penawaran Kursus  / Course Offering


Course


% CW


% EW


Sem I


Sem II

HGT511/4

Geographic Information Systems

40

60

HGT512/4

Digital Remote Sensing

40

60

HGT513/4

Research Methods and Geographic Database Management

40

60

-

HGT521/4

Locational and Spatial Analysis

40

60

-

EITHER

HGT522/4

GIS in Business And Services Planning

40

60

-

or

HGT523/4

GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

40

60

-

or

HGT524/4

GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

40

60

-

HGP590/20

Disertasi  / Dissertation

100

-

Legend:
CW – Course Work
EW –  Examination Assessment

SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HGT511/4    Geographic Information Systems

The course aims to discuss GIS application in representing spatial phenomena using computer systems and give basic skills in GIS application involve inputting, manipulating, analyzing and presenting data. In addition, it also discusses basic GIS concept, data model and database development, manipulation and analysis and presenting data in GIS.
    
HGT512/4   Digital Remote Sensing

The aim of this course is to disseminate a broad range of understanding on the use of digital remote sensing as it is incumbent upon all to fully understand the basic concepts and fundamentals of digital remote sensing prior to digital image processing techniques. This course also aims at training postgraduate level to technically analyze and evaluate the physical environment with the application of digital remote sensing. Students will be trained in decision-making based on specific case studies in order to inculcate information management skill.

HGT513/4    Research Methods And Geographic Database Management

This course introduces skills in applying qualitative and quantitative methods in geographic research. Emphasis will be given to the application of research method and data management. It will include the application of multivariate statistics in data analysis and solving spatial problem. It also discusses how to gather, manage and analyse geographic data and to apply then in solving the problems in human and physical geography.

HGT521/4    Locational and Spatial Analysis

This course discusses various aspects of locational analysis, which includes optimum locational model and multi criteria evaluation. It also discuss spatial problem and method in solving the spatial problem, such as in finding spatial distribution pattern and spatial interaction. Emphasis will be given to the application of algorithm and appropriate methodology in analyzing the spatial phenomena.

HGT522/4    GIS in Business and Services Planning

This course discusses the importance of Geography and GIS in business organization and services. It will also provide students skills in geo-demography and its usage in service sector planning such as business, banking, health facilities and education.  This course will also discuss the application of GIS in planning and evaluating market area, to evaluate suitable business area and to establish location of public facilities.


HGT523/4    GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

This course discusses the application of GIS science (Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing) in resource and disaster management. Emphasis will be given on the concept of application and techniques such as model development, multi criteria evaluation and the development of an early warning system.  This course will also discuss the application of GIS to forecast disaster and its impact to human, properties and environment.

HGT524/4    GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

This course introduces the application of GIS in social and public policy planning. Discussions will emphasize on how GIS can be used in socio-economic data management and policy planning for managing community growth. It will also discuss the application of GIS in public decision making.

HGP590/20     Disertasi /  Dissertation

This course enables the students to carry out independent academic research which will allow them to show their abilities in applying GIS practical skills in research and solving spatial problem.


Kursus / Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HGT511/4

Sistem Maklumat Geografi

Geographic Information Systems

40

 

60

 

HGT512/4

Penderiaan Jauh Digital

Digital Remote Sensing

40

 

60

 

HGT513/4

Kaedah Penyelidikan Dan Pengurusan Pangkalan Data Geografi

Research Methods and Geographic Database Management

40

 

60

 

-

HGT521/4

Analisis Lokasi dan Ruangan

Locational and Spatial Analysis

40

 

60

 

-

SAMA ADA  / EITHER

 

 

 

 

HGT522/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Perancangan Perniagaan Dan Perkhidmatan

GIS in Business And Services Planning

40

60

-

atau   / or

 

 

 

 

HGT523/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Pengurusan Sumber Dan Bencana

GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

40

60

-

atau   / or

 

 

 

 

HGT524/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Perancangan Sosial Dan Dasar Awam

GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

40

 

60

 

-

HGP590/20

Disertasi  / Dissertation

100

-