Courses & Units

Spatial Research Project KGG355




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
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 Melville
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
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 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 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
031101 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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50 credit points from the list: KGG212, KGG213, KGG220, KGG306, KGG330, KGG370


Teaching Pattern

Approx 90 hrs supervised project work

AssessmentProject Outline (5%)|Project Intermediate Report (15%)|Project Final Report (70%)|Project Contract|Supervisor Meeting Checklist|Presentation (10%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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