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Honours Project A KGA461


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
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
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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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

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
050999 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,068.00

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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.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Concurrent Prerequisites

This 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


Teaching Pattern

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.

AssessmentIntroductory Seminar (20%)|Logbook (30%)|Project Submission (50%)
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