This course requires students to conduct an extensive project on any approved topic which contributes to the course objectives. The course concludes with a day of intensive seminar presentations by all students.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
- Semester 2 - 2021
This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Manage an open ended research project.
2. Analyse and research open ended problems relevant to the surveying profession.
3. Generate a professional quality report.
4. Through oral presentation synthesize and articulate research outcomes.
- A study into one of a variety of possible topics involving surveying and/or a closely related matter and preferably involving a novel investigation.
- Report preparation.
This course is only available to students active in Bachelor of Surveying , Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) , Bachelor of Surveying (Honours)  or Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) / Bachelor of Business  programs. Students must have successfully completed a minimum of 210 units to enrol in this course
Completion of the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Surveying) program, or 3rd year of the Bachelor of Surveying (Honours) program. Students should enrol in this course in the year they complete their degree.
Written Assignment: Progress Report
Written Assignment: Journal Article
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 Weeks
NOTE: The above distribution of contact hours may alter on a weekly basis and will be confirmed in the course outline handed to students in Week 1.
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.