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Spatial IT Project (GEOM90043)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOM90043
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

AIM

This subject involves the in-depth investigation of a significant problem related to Spatial IT. The subject also provides students with skills and knowledge for analysing and solving problems, and enhanced written and oral communication skills. The subject is fundamentally a research-based project, giving a capstone experience and piece of scholarship to students.

INDICATIVE CONTENT

The student will develop a research question in spatial information technology 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:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
  2. Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
  3. Ability to conduct an engineering project
  4. Capacity for creativity and innovation
  5. Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should:

  • Be able to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Have a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
  • Have a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of scholarship
  • Be able to present work in written form
  • Be able to present work orally and answer questions about it.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Enrolment in the Spatial specialisation of the Master of Information Technology, with completion of 50 points of GEOM subjects at graduate level.

Students should negotiate a project topic with a project supervisor well before the start of each semester. Students should then prepare a proposal to present their case to enrol to the subject and also to document the project timeline and details.

Students need to obtain the approval of the degree coordinator on their proposal by the first week of the semester to be able to enrol to this subject.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Students cannot enrol in and gain credit for this subject and:

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
GEOM90020 Spatial Information Research Project
Summer Term
Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
50
GEOM90010 Spatial Information Research Project A
Summer Term
Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
12.5
GEOM90023 Spatial Information Research Project B
Summer Term
Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
37.5
GEOM90013 Spatial Information Research Project C
Summer Term
Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
25
GEOM90031 Spatial Information Research Project D
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • One 800 - 1000 word project proposal (10%) due at the end of week 1, requiring 25 - 30 hours of work. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1, 2, 4 and 5 are addressed in this proposal
  • One 20 minute presentation (10%) including answering audience questions, of the project or demonstration of a working system, due in week 12. Requires 25 - 30 hours of work. ILOs 2, 3, and 5 are addressed in this assessment
  • One 8,000 - 10,000 word project report (80%) due in the second week of the examination period. Requires approximately 200 hours of work. ILOs 1, 2, and 3 are addressed in this report.

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorStephan Winter
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular contact of at least one hour per week with a project supervisor
    Total time commitment400 hours
    Teaching period 8 January 2019 to 22 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date17 January 2019
    Census date18 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail15 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 2 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

    Professor Stephan Winter

    winter@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorStephan Winter
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular contact of at least one hour per week with a project supervisor
    Total time commitment400 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Professor Stephan Winter

    winter@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorStephan Winter
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursRegular contact of at least one hour per week with a project supervisor
    Total time commitment400 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Professor Stephan Winter

    winter@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

400 hours

Additional delivery details

Students intending to enrol in this subject must have found a project supervisor at the time of enrolment. The supervisor must have agreed to supervise.

In addition, the subject coordinator must be informed by email about the enrolment and the name of the supervisor.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    Recommended texts and other resources

    None

  • Subject notes

    LEARNING AND TEACHING METHODS

    The subject is guided by weekly progress meetings with the supervisor(s). While the components of the project are relatively constant (research idea, literature review, theoretical framework, experiment, analysis, discussion and reporting) the student is urged to develop early a time plan to manage their progress according to their individual research problem. The time plan is used in supervisor meetings to reflect on progress and potentially provide guidance.

    The thesis has in many cases the form of a scientific paper, such that in cases of outstanding and scientifically original work the thesis can also be submitted for publication.

    INDICATIVE KEY LEARNING RESOURCES

    As an individual research project it is up to the student to identify required resources (typically access to the scientific literature as provided electronically through the University library). Computing resources are provided by the University. The skills for doing a research project were developed in the pre-requisite subject.

    CAREERS / INDUSTRY LINKS

    Typically this is an academic research project, oriented along scientific literature and aiming to produce a scientific outcome.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

Last updated: 22 August 2019