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    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, as this will facilitate a smoother course approval process.

    About this paper

    Paper title Selected Topics in Surveying 1
    Subject Surveying
    EFTS 0.1334
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
    Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,206.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    162 SURV points
    Schedule C
    Departmental permission is required to take this paper.
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    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.

    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.


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system

    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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