Course Title: Field Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Field Project

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

HUSO2170

City Campus

Postgraduate

330H Social Science & Planning

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006

HUSO2170

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2008

HUSO2170

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011

HUSO2170

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Internet or Workplace

Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

HUSO2170

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Workplace

Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Andrew Butt

Course Coordinator Phone: +(61 3) 9925 3351

Course Coordinator Email: andrew.butt@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 08.07.28

Course Coordinator Availability: By Appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisite courses, however it is strongly recommended that you have completed at least 48 cp of courses in your program to ensure have developed the depth in disciplinary knowledge and collaborative skills needed to successfully engage in this course.


Course Description

In this course, your learning will be embedded in a field project that is negotiated through your involvement with an agency or organisation in Australia or overseas. Projects will be based on real life problems and issues and will thus provide you with rich and challenging opportunities for learning through application and reflection.

Through your participation, either in interdisciplinary teams or individually, you will explore current problems and issues and apply your disciplinary knowledge and skills to propose solutions that meet project objectives. Through these activities and subsequent reflection on the experiences you are afforded, you will enhance your understanding of your professional practice and contribution to the wider field as a collaborative team member. Your learning will be supported and guided by academic leaders and industry experts.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Not applicable


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply your discipline-specific skills and knowledge in an authentic work situation
  • Formulate strategies to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  • Synthesise different views and information into a coherent set of recommendations in response to an authentic work project brief
  • Refine your sensitivity and awareness of the complexities and challenges of working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative context
  • Critique and evaluate your leadership skills and capacity to work productively as part of a team


Overview of Learning Activities

Depending on the nature of the field project, you will engage in regular seminars and workshops, small group work with students from a range of discipline areas, field or site visits and/or individual meetings. You will be provided with prescribed readings and have the opportunity to engage with experts and professionals in the field.





 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

The University Library has extensive resources for urban and social studies students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will be based on a project or issue presented by the agency or organisation you are involved with. Some tasks may be undertaken in groups. You will have the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.

Assessment may include:

Task 1: Getting positioned/proposed disciplinary contribution to the task, equivalent to 1000 words, 15%, CLO 1,2

Task 2: Compilation of a professional standard final report for the Project Partner, equivalent to 3000 words, 50%, CLO 1,2,3

Task 3: Reflection and self-evaluation, equivalent to 1500 words, 35%, CLO 4,5

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment