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The Spatial Information Research Project is the capstone experience of a postgraduate course, requiring integrating knowledge and expertise gained from all previous coursework and applying it to an individual challenging research problem under academic supervision. Reflecting the interdisciplinary character of the course, the student can choose two supervisors; one of them has to be from the Geomatics discipline in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering. The project will culminate in a thesis.
Students may undertake this 50 point research project in the following options:
One semester by enrolling in GEOM90020 Spatial Information Science Research Project (50pts)
Stretched over two consecutive semesters by combining either:
- GEOM90010 Spatial Information Research Project A (12.5pts) in one Semester and GEOM90023 Spatial Information Research Project B (37.5pts) in the consecutive semester.
- GEOM90013 Spatial Information Research Project C (25pts) in one Semester and GEOM90031 Spatial Information Research Project D (25pts) in the consecutive semester.
These options facilitate some flexibility in the choice of electives that are offered in particular semesters only, however, the approval for this arrangement is completely at the discretion of the Subject Coordinator. A project stretched over two semesters is still assessed as a whole at the end of the second component. The thesis has to cover the whole project.
The student will develop a research question in spatial information science and an appropriate research methodology for investigating the question. After approval by the supervisor(s) the student will apply this methodology, analyse results, and report in a thesis.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
- Define a research project in their subject matter
- Develop an approach in order to run a research project in their subject matter
- Use and develop associated technologies according to their chosen methodology
- Interpret and discuss experimental results with respect to a hypothesis.
On successful completion students should have the:
- Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
- Ability to conduct an engineering project
- Capacity for creativity and innovation
- Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.
Last updated: 6 December 2019