Courses & Units

Spatial Research Project KGG355



The geospatial project unit allows students to undertake a significant investigative project within the discipline of Surveying and Spatial Sciences. The unit gives students an insight into project management skills including; project design, methods development, data collection, data management and analysis, client/supervisor meetings, report writing and presentation.
Students undertake their project under the direct supervision of one or more academic staff from the Surveying and Spatial Science group in the School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences


Unit name Spatial Research 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 Bethany Cox
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By
Level Advanced


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* 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 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Define a research problem and set project objectives relevant to a specific sub-discipline within the spatial sciences.
  • Develop and implement a methodology to address the problem based on information gained from relevant literature and expert advice
  • Collate and analyse relevant information and data to address the project aim and objectives
  • Evaluate results in the context of previous work and/or industry standards and specifications.
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral formats using appropriate 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
031101 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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Any four of: KGG212, KGG213, KGG220, KGG306, KGG330, KGG370


Teaching Pattern

5 x 1 hour lectures delivered on campus for the first five weeks of semester.

1 x 1 hour lecture in week 11 delivered on campus

Students are expected to organise weekly meetings with their project supervisor to discuss and manage their project. If field work is a required element of the project, arrangements will be made by the project supervisor. 

AssessmentProject Contract|Project Outline (10%)|Intermediate Report (25%)|Final Report (40%)|Log/Workbook|Presentation (individual or group) (25%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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