Course Title: Dissertation Part B (Implementation)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Dissertation Part B (Implementation)

Credit Points: 24.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015


City Campus


171H School of Science


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Amy Griffin

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2338

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 12, Level 11, Room 14

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GEOM2073 – Dissertation Part A (Preparation)

You must also have completed a course on research methods or its equivalent

Course Description

This course is designed for the part time student. The Dissertation, comprising of the two courses Dissertation Part A – Preparation and Dissertation Part B – Implementation, is a major component of the Master of Applied Science (Geospatial Information). This course leads on from Dissertation Part A (Preparation). It is designed to guide you through the implementation of your prepared Dissertation plan. You will undertake any experimental work, database construction, data loading and analyses, evaluation and final write up of your Dissertation. You will also present your project to an internal peer group audience (internal academic staff, other postgraduate students and invited industry representatives).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development



This course contributes to the development of the following Program Learning Outcomes in MC058 (Master of Applied Science (Geospatial Science):


1.3 Identify and elaborate specialist bodies of knowledge in geospatial science.
1.4 Discern research directions and advances within geospatial science.
2.1 Apply standard and advanced techniques to solve a range of measurement and data management problems.
2.3 Be proficient in the recording, storage, management and reporting of spatial information.
3.1 Design and implement solutions to complex problems in survey measurement and land development.
3.2 Interpret and critically analyse results and make informed judgments on the appropriateness of solutions.
3.3 Apply critical and analytical skills in a scientific and professional manner.
4.1 Communicate effectively by means of oral, written and graphical presentations to peers and a wider audience.
6.1 Be self-motivated and personally responsible for your actions and learning.
6.3 Professionally manage and use information.   



On completion of this course you should be able to:



  1. Synthesize and critically analyse existing literature on your particular project
  2. Conduct a major piece of work that addresses the set project objectives
  3. Elucidate and defend your Dissertation to a peer audience (including staff, industry representatives and other students).

Overview of Learning Activities

Working to a project timeline

Liaising with project supervisor

Liaising with industry partner if applicable

Presentation at an internal seminar series


Total hours are expected to be around 120 hours in total. This will comprise a 2 hour briefing held in Week 2, regular meetings with a supervisor (approximately once a fortnight of one hour) and a 2 hour seminar held in Week 12. Therefore 10 hours will be contact and the remaining 110 hours will be non-contact.


Overview of Learning Resources

As a student enrolled in this course at RMIT University you can access the extensive learning resources provided in the school and in the library, such as books, journals and other course-related materials (electronic and paper-based) The library offers extensive services and facilities, geared to assist you in completing your studies successfully.

A library subject guide is available at:

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.


Assessment – 100%: Written report and oral presentation in Week 12
(CLO 1-3)