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Dean's Summer Research Unit KGA299


This unit through the Dean’s Summer Scholarship program provides students with an opportunity to be engaged in a research or design project in a laboratory or field setting within a STED Discipline of Architecture, Computer Science, Design, Geography, Information Technology or Spatial Sciences. The aim of the unit is to provide an experience that will immerse students in the culture of a research or design group in STED and enable students to gain insights and skills associated with working effectively, under supervision, on an authentic research or design activity. The project outputs will be presented as a poster or equivalent to an academic audience.
This Introduction to Research and Design Experience unit consists of 6 to 8 weeks (ca. 300 hours) project activity, or equivalent. It is restricted to students who have received a Dean’s Summer Scholarship.


Unit name Dean's Summer Research Unit
Unit code KGA299
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Coordinator Doctor Melinda McHenry
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Plan a research or design project in response to a predetermined problem in STED supported by relevant information
  • Implement a predetermined design and method to undertake a project under the guidance of a supervisor
  • Complete a research or design project through working effectively, responsibly, safely and ethically in an individual or team context
  • Accurately record and interpret scientific or design data derived from own investigation or provided by others
  • Communicate your research or design project results as results diagrams or tables or equivalent, with interpretation of how they contribute to the project problem.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
not applicable

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
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Teaching Pattern

The unit consists of 6 to 8 weeks (ca. 300 hours) project activity, or equivalent.

Tuition pattern will be discussed by the unit coordinator with students, as it will vary with the duration of the study period in which the unit is undertaken.

AssessmentResearch or Design Plan (20%)|Research or Design Project (60%)|Presentation (20%)
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