Courses & Units

Honours Project A KGA461

Hobart, Launceston



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
Unit code KGA461
Credit points 12.5
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 student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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AssessmentProject Submission (50%)|Logbook (30%)|Introductory Seminar (20%)
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