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SURV470 Professional Project

A project representative of the kind of professional report work done in a government agency, surveying practice, consulting firm, etc.

This paper provides an opportunity for students to further specialise their academic programme in an overtly practical and experiential way.

The aim of the paper is to provide students with the opportunity to apply and integrate relevant and already-learned skills, knowledge, theories, tools and techniques within the context of a specific real problem-solving environment and project as may be experienced in the workplace.

Paper title Professional Project
Paper code SURV470
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.21
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,969.00

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Prerequisite
360 points
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Students must seek approval from the Dean of the School of Surveying before enrolling in this paper.
Eligibility
Usually done in fourth or final year of the degree so that all prior learning can contribute to the professional standards.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
mick.strack@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Mick Strack
Lecturer/Supervisor: To be agreed. This will be dependent on the subject area of the professional project.

Prospective students must contact (prior to choosing the paper) the School of Surveying lecturer whose discipline/specialisation is in the area of the proposed professional project to obtain agreement to be supervised by that lecturer and, hence, approval to undertake the SURV 470 Professional Project.
Paper Structure
The paper usually involves some set course readings, some practical work to gather field data and applying that data to a practical problem of relevance to the surveying profession. The final output and assessment will usually be a professionally prepared and presented report recording the project.
Teaching Arrangements
To be arranged.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Develop the skills of independent, professional report work (professional research as opposed to academic research), analysis, review, argument and self-expression surrounding the solution of a problem that is representative of the kind of professional report work done in a government agency, surveying practice, consulting firm, etc
  • Develop the skills required to plan, manage, execute and report on a professional project in a professionally competent manner

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

A project representative of the kind of professional report work done in a government agency, surveying practice, consulting firm, etc.

This paper provides an opportunity for students to further specialise their academic programme in an overtly practical and experiential way.

The aim of the paper is to provide students with the opportunity to apply and integrate relevant and already-learned skills, knowledge, theories, tools and techniques within the context of a specific real problem-solving environment and project as may be experienced in the workplace.

Paper title Professional Project
Paper code SURV470
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,080.41
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,127.76

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Prerequisite
360 points
Schedule C
Science
Notes
Students must seek approval from the Dean of the School of Surveying before enrolling in this paper.
Eligibility
Usually done in fourth or final year of the degree so that all prior learning can contribute to the professional standards.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
mick.strack@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Mick Strack
Lecturer/Supervisor: To be agreed. This will be dependent on the subject area of the professional project.

Prospective students must contact (prior to choosing the paper) the School of Surveying lecturer whose discipline/specialisation is in the area of the proposed professional project to obtain agreement to be supervised by that lecturer and, hence, approval to undertake the SURV 470 Professional Project.
Paper Structure
The paper usually involves some set course readings, some practical work to gather field data and applying that data to a practical problem of relevance to the surveying profession. The final output and assessment will usually be a professionally prepared and presented report recording the project.
Teaching Arrangements
To be arranged.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Develop the skills of independent, professional report work (professional research as opposed to academic research), analysis, review, argument and self-expression surrounding the solution of a problem that is representative of the kind of professional report work done in a government agency, surveying practice, consulting firm, etc
  • Develop the skills required to plan, manage, execute and report on a professional project in a professionally competent manner

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None