The aim of the Spatial Research Project is to allow students to undertake supervised
project work in a field of their own choice within the broad discipline area of spatial
science. The unit provides the opportunity to advance students knowledge in a specific
field of interest, bringing together skills obtained in other spatial science units. At the
end of the project, students will have gained skills in some or all of the following:
project design and justification, undertaking a literature review, posing research
questions and setting research aims and objectives, undertaking data collection and
analysis, managing data and presenting a project thesis using scientific report writing
and presentation techniques.
|Unit name||Spatial Research Project|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Doctor Bethany Melville|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|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|
* 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.
- Design and implement a research project relevant to a specific sub-discipline within the spatial sciences 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.
- Synthesise and evaluate research findings in the context of previous work and/or industry standards and specifications.
- Communicate research effectively in written and oral formats utilising appropriate conventions.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Prerequisites50 credit points from the list: KGG212, KGG213, KGG220, KGG306, KGG330, KGG370
Approx 90 hrs supervised project work
|Assessment||Project Outline (5%)|Project Intermediate Report (15%)|Project Final Report (70%)|Project Contract|Supervisor Meeting Checklist|Presentation (10%)|
|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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