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PSG4111 Research Project A

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Surveying & Built Environment
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: (PSG3900 or ENG3902) and ENG4110 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSPS or BSPH or BURP. Students must complete PSG4111 and PSG4112 in the same year.

Overview

Project work undertaken by individuals is a central part of surveying, planning and spatial science practice. At the professional level project work routinely involves research, in the sense that there are non-standard requirements to be met and non-standard problems to be overcome. This course, combined with PSG4112 Research Project Part 2, prepares the student for professional practice and, discipline specific research project work. With the guidance of supervisor/s, the student will augment, integrate and demonstrate skills spanning both the technical and non-technical dimensions of surveying, planning and spatial science at the professional level. The project (PSG4111 Research Project Part 1 immediately followed by PSG4112 Research Project Part 2) will develop and test the ability to define and analyse the problem, to develop solutions to the problem, to make the necessary decisions, convert ideas into useful outcomes and to cope with the unexpected problems encountered in testing and evaluation. All of this must be accomplished in a tight timeframe, within resource limitations and with due regard for safety, social and ethical considerations.

The project (comprising PSG4111 Research Project A immediately followed by PSG4112 Research Project B) is intended to integrate and augment the student's total formal knowledge by means of its application to a real problem at the appropriate professional level. This course (being the first half of the project) will comprise firstly the selection, negotiation and approval of a project topic appropriate to the student's major study. Following this the student will (i) research the background, context and literature, (ii) develop an appropriate methodology, (iii) demonstrate a sound appreciation of the overall task and its constraints by formal reporting, and (iv) make substantial progress in the execution of the work.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022