Safety, Health, Environment & Quality SHEQ

Advanced Course in Rural and Regional Design

This Advanced Course in Rural and Regional Design is specifically structured to enhance the capacity, skills and experiences of planners, development professionals, communities and decision makers involved with rural planning and development. This short course is structured around both theoretical principles and knowledge, case studies (locally and internationally) as well as practical studies, exercises and assignments. The three-day course was designed to specifically address the aspects related to the planning and design of rural areas, the development of rural economies

Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement (Blended)

The Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement is a 6-week mixed-mode (i.e. Internet supported as well as face-to-face) course designed to prepare you with knowledge and insights to align company policies and objectives to current environmental legislation to ultimately minimise liabilities and interact with audit, inspection and enforcement processes.
Environmental legislation seeks to protect our natural resources and, during this course, you will acquire the know-how to optimally interact with laws and regulations to ensure sustainability.

Water Quality Management and Effluent Treatment

The course will help us address the following challenges facing the water sector of South Africa:
  • Managing the emergence of the Water Availability crisis in Southern Africa
  • Evaluation of Water Fitness for Use
  • Management and design for resilience
  • Litigation against impacts of climate change
  • Paradigm shift from Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recover
  • Integration of ecological system during wastewater and effluent treatment
  • Countering the increasing incident of emerging pollutants and EDCs

Course in Environmental Impact Assessment Administration (Blended)

The Environmental Impact Assessment Administration is a 6-week mixed-mode (i.e. Internet supported as well as face-to-face) course designed to course provides you with knowledge and insights in the evaluation, management and administration of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).
The course covers a review of EIA-related reports and applications (including applicable legislation and site investigations), setting and monitoring enforceable conditions and socioeconomic considerations in EIA for public participation.

Course in Basic Geographic Information Systems

This Course in Basic Geographic Information Systems short course provide you with essential theoretical and practical foundations to design a new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project. Important skills that will be acquired during this course include: collection of data from various sources; building an integrated GIS database; analysing the data; and communicating the results. The course not only deals with the software but participants will also be able to do a GIS project using ArcGIS.

GIS Professional Practice

The short course in GIS Professional Practice covers themes in professionalism and legislation as prescribed by the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC) for geographic information science (GISc) professionals. During the course, you will gain a better understanding of all facets pertinent to professionals in the geomatics industry.

Introductory Remote Sensing: Physical Principles and Digital Image Processing

This introductory remote sensing course provides an introduction to the physical principles of satellite remote sensing, and basic remote sensor data processing. In particular, this includes:
  • examining the basic physics of electromagnetic (EM) radiation and the complex interactions of radiation with the atmosphere and surface,
  • examining the characteristics of the EM radiation (spectral signatures) across regions of the EM spectrum for various surface targets,

Applied Geographical Information Systems

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) can play a key role in helping scientists, decision-makers, and the public develop collaborative solutions to real-world problems. GIS mapping tools have become imperative for many fields, such as epidemiology, veterinary science, urban planning and environmental assessment. The Applied Geographical Information Systems short course is an introduction to a range of geospatial techniques used in the analysis of spatial data. Practical case studies are employed to help you confront real world problems and design a solution using GIS.



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