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A new undergraduate model for broadly based spatial science curriculum at Queensland University of Technology : diversity in surveying curriculum

Webb, Robert M. (2010) A new undergraduate model for broadly based spatial science curriculum at Queensland University of Technology : diversity in surveying curriculum. In Proceedings of XXIV FIG International Congress 2010, International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, pp. 1-16.

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Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the current QUT Spatial Science undergraduate program based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It discusses the development and implementation of a broad-based educational model for the faculty of built environment and engineering courses and specifically to the course structure of the new Bachelor of Urban Development (Spatial Science) study major. A brief historical background of surveying courses is discussed prior to the detailing of the three distinct and complementary learning themes of the new course structure with a graphical course matrix. Curriculum mapping of the spatial science major has been undertaken as the course approaches formal review in late 2010. Work-integrated learning opportunities have been embedded into the curriculum and a brief outline is presented. Some issues relevant to the tertiary surveying/ spatial sector are highlighted in the context of changing higher education environments in Australia.

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ID Code: 38703
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Paper 4161
Keywords: Undergraduate curriculum development, work integrated learning, Surveying and Mapping education
ISBN: 9788790907877
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Geospatial Information Systems (090903)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified (090999)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 please contact the author
Deposited On: 22 Nov 2010 14:56
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2011 00:05

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