An honours graduate must acquire advanced discipline-specific knowledge of their research area, as well as the ability to demonstrate higher level skills in method development, project execution and communication. This unit allows you - a commencing Honours candidate in the School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Science - to prepare for your upcoming honours research project by allowing you to develop new skills in project design, planning and implementation. Your honours project is individual in nature, and unlikely to be similar to any other candidate in your course at the same time. Therefore, Honours Project A provides you with a flexible and supportive in which to realise any number of project preparations - from ethics application preparation to method development. In consultation with your supervisor and the honours coordinator, you will negotiate a workplan that will enable you to undertake honours project preparation work.
|Unit name||Honours Project A|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Melinda McHenry|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Design and implement a research project or task relevant to a specific sub-discipline that addresses a broad aim and specific objectives.
- Develop a research methodology based on information gained from relevant literature and/or consultation with experts.
- Collate and analyse relevant information and data to address the project aim and objectives.
- Use task-specific skills aligned with the context of previous work and/or industry standards, specifications or foci
- Communicate utilising task-specific conventions
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
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Concurrent PrerequisitesThis unit may be completed concurrently with KGA462 Honours Project B OR KGA436 Honours Thesis A OR KGA437 Honours Thesis B OR KGA438 Honours Thesis C
You will work primarily in a self-directed capacity this semester, with mandated supervisory check-in times, and opportunities to meet with other honours candidates and researchers in GPSS in fortnightly seminars organised by the Honours coordinator and other staff in GPSS.
|Assessment||Introductory Seminar (20%)|Logbook (30%)|Project Submission (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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