Course Title: Geospatial Science Honours Project B

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Geospatial Science Honours Project B

Credit Points: 48.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


145H Mathematical & Geospatial Sciences


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009

Course Coordinator: Professor William Cartwright

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2423

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Geospatial Science Honours Project A

Course Description

This subject provides an opportunity for students to develop their research expertise to a high level in an area of Geospatial Science. The research- project will exhibit elements of investigative research and include interpretive commentary by way of a substantial thesis. Each project will have an internal supervisor who will be an academic member of staff. In many instances, where appropriate, there will also be an external second supervisor or advisor, ie: external to the Department, who has a particular interest in that project area.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Capability Level
GC1.1/1.2 Knowledge - 3
GC 2.1/2.2 Technical - 2
GC 3.1/3.2 Critical Analysis & Problem Solving - 3
GC 4.1/4.2 Communication - 3
GC 5.1/5.2 Personal & Professional Awareness - 2

GC 6.1/6.2 Independent & Integrated Practice - 3

On completion of this course, you will:

1. be able to undertake a comprehensive literature review;
2. have a demonstrated ability to design and carry out experimental work in the field and/or the laboratory;
3. be able to produce, record and report high quality data;
4. have a demonstrated ability to suitably analyse the data and report the results;
5. be able to appraise and discuss the results obtained in a manner suitable to the nature of the project’s aims and objectives; and
6. be able to communicate the results of a scientific investigation to peers and to the general public, both orally and in written form.

Overview of Learning Activities

The research project will develop the student’s ability to conduct, critically appraise and report on a geospatial science research investigation, and will thus ensure that the attributes described in the course objectives are attained.

Overview of Learning Resources

Library refererences.

Web resources.

Library tour.


Overview of Assessment