2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
A course of directed reading in an approved topic.
A special topic provides students with additional indepth knowledge in a given subject
area. It is also an ideal paper for students contemplating an honours degree as the
specific research and knowledge will be designed to prepare for and support a dissertation.
Students are advised to discuss the special topic supervision with an appropriate lecturer before they leave for the summer vacation break. This will facilitate a smoother course approval process, and if necessary, preparatory activities and readings can be undertaken prior to the start of first semester.
|Paper title||Special Topic|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,110.69|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,411.27|
- 216 points
- SURV 330
- Schedule C
- Departmental permission is required to take this paper.
- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
- Teaching staff
- Students must contact (prior to choosing the paper) the School of Surveying lecturer specialising in the required area to obtain agreement to be supervised by that lecturer and, hence, approval to undertake the paper in that particular discipline.
- Paper Structure
- There is no set structure as each special topic will be dealt with differently depending on the supervisor and subject matter.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Teaching arrangements will differ with each student/lecturer/subject area.
To be negotiated.
- This will be determined by the supervisor once all aspects of the special topic have been agreed to.
- Course outline
- There is no course outline as each student's course requirements will be individually tailored.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Learning outcomes will be agreed between the supervisor and the student. They will be determined by the nature of the special topic being undertaken and the reasons why the student wishes to undertake additional learning in the chosen area.