Courses & Units

Geospatial Project KGG355


This geospatial project unit allows you to undertake a significant investigative project in a chosen field within the broad discipline of geospatial science. This will be achieved via guidance of the unit coordinator and unit materials. Through this project, you will gain insight into project management skills including project design, methods development, data collection, data management and analysis, client/supervisor meetings, report writing and presentation. You will undertake your project under the direct supervision of one or more academic staff from the School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences.


Unit name Geospatial Project
Unit code KGG355
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 Steve Harwin
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Implement a geospatial problem-based method in response to information gained from relevant literature and expert advice.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the chosen methodology to address the project aim and objectives.
  • Communicate the results in the context of previous work and/or industry standards and specifications.

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
031101 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,085.00

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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Any 2 intermediate level geospatial units plus any 2 advanced level geospatial units


Teaching Pattern

Weekly 1 hour seminars delivered on campus and recorded for online use in weeks 1-5 and 11 of semester (6 x 1 hour seminars in total). If you intend to study online, please contact the unit coordinator to arrange a link to join seminars via Zoom.

Weekly half hourly meetings between student and project supervisor (in person or online), from weeks 2 to 13. If field work is a required element of the project, arrangements will be made in consultation with the project supervisor. 

Self-scheduled independent study of approximately 10 hours per week. You will be working on your project during this time.


AssessmentProject Management Portfolio (30%)|Project Presentation (30%)|Project Summary (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Reading materials will be project specific. The review of literature relevant to each project will be discussed in seminars at the start of the unit.

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