Course Title: Geospatial Science Work Experience 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Geospatial Science Work Experience 1

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


171H School of Science


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Simon Fuller

Course Coordinator Phone: N/A

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will extend your science knowledge and skills gained in your previous study. Moreover, it will allow you the opportunity to apply these in a real-work setting.


You will undertake a work experience of at least 120 hrs with an organisation related to your area of study. This placement or activity may be local or international.


You are advised to keep a journal indicating your activities during your placement and reflect on how this experience relates to your coursework experience. You will work safely, ethically and in a manner in keeping of your profession.


Guidance on approved activities, WIL agreements and enrolment etc. can be sought from the course coordinator.


This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context. Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course meets the following BH116 & BH117 Program Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge Capability

1.1  Describe the fundamental and applied scientific knowledge that underpins Surveying and Geospatial Science.

1.2  Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the spatial models and mathematical methods used in contemporary practice. 

1.3  Understand specialist bodies of knowledge in Surveying and Geospatial Science

1.4  Understand and interpret aspects of the law as it relates to Surveying.

1.5  Discern research directions and advances within Surveying and Geospatial Science.


4. Communication Skills

4.1 Communicate effectively by means of oral, written and graphical presentations to peers and a wider audience.


5. Personal and Professional Awareness

5.1 Appreciate the environmental, social, legal and international aspects of actions and decisions in Surveying and Geospatial Science.

5.2 Demonstrate a clear understanding of professional expectations and ethical requirements.

5.3 Develop an understanding of the regulatory framework and the general professional environment graduates will encounter, including a commitment to continuing professional development and life-long learning.

On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

CLO-1: Apply for, commence and successfully complete a work experience.

CLO-2: Apply your skills in a workplace or activity, displaying technical skills suitable to your chosen discipline.

CLO-3: Display professionalism in your workplace or during your activity with respect to safety, ethics, teamwork, and communication and adapt your own behaviour to demonstrate professionalism.

CLO-4: Reflect on how scientific principles are applied in a workplace or activity setting and identify the similarities and differences between course work and your industry/ activity work.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be expected to find and apply for a work experience of at least 120 hrs with an organisation appropriate to your scientific discipline, utilising the various student support services available at RMIT.

You should also reflect and be able to comment on what you have learned at the conclusion of your placement/activity, particularly with reference to your course work and any similarities and differences between course work and industry work.

You will write a summary report and/or reflection at the end of the work experience.

This activity is expected to consist of at least 120 hours.

Overview of Learning Resources

This is a ‘learning-by-doing’ course. As such, there is no set text book or required reading, however information and skills gained in previous courses will be called upon. You should access the RMIT library, the company’s resources and the internet to acquire information about technology and processes employed in your workplace.

Overview of Assessment

The course is assessed within RMIT University with 50% from your placement supervisor based on employer feedback with the following breakdown:

  • Mid-point work placement reflective report (25%) CLO 1-4
  • End of placement reflective summary, (25%) CLO 1-4.
  • Supervisor Assessment (50%) CLO 1-4.