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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.

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,

Seed Science

 
The short course in Seed Science will provide you with a good working knowledge of seed physiology and technology (including seed vigour, dormancy, storage and enhancement) and is specifically aimed at seed analysts, scientists and employees of seed production companies.
 

Online Course in Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching

The Online Course: Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching is presented by the Centre for the Study of Resilience and the Departments of Physiology, University of Pretoria. The course is designed to provide an introduction to the neuroscience approach to coaching within the organisational and personal context. It will explore what brain-based coaching is, what makes it different from other coaching methods and how it delivers professional and personal results faster in a sustainable manner. The two primary modules are Neurophysiology and Psychophysiology.

Track Geotechnology Course

The Track Geotechnology Course provides you with a refresher and overview of geology, track loading and the fundamentals of soil mechanics as applicable in railway engineering, with specific reference to aspects of earthworks, subgrade, ballast and drainage. As railway engineer or technologist, this course will enable you to apply a sound working knowledge of soil fundamentals and its multilayered track substructure to the construction and maintenance of an operational railway track. You will also gain practical skills through the presentation of real-world cases.

Mine Closure and Land Rehabilitation

The short course in Mine Closure and Land Rehabilitation provides you with an overview of the requirements for integrated mine closure planning, focusing on the legal requirements, general opportunities and threats and practical examples. The course aims to provide you with current information on legislative requirements and government expectations in mine closure. During the course, you will be presented with a structured approach to assist you in planning for the closure of mining operations.

Programme in Innovation and Technology Management (PITM) - Weekender

The Programme in Innovation and Technology Management (PITM) provides presenters, future decisionmakers and leaders within organisations with a comprehensive innovation management training. The management of innovation is one of the most important and challenging aspects of an organisation, as it impacts all areas of an organisation and it is a fundamental driver of competitiveness in an ever-changing business landscape.

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