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SVY4309 Practice Management for Spatial Scientists

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Civil Engineering and Surveying


It is important for surveying and GIS graduates to realise that they are part of a profession that has responsibilities to their clients, the community, and their peers. This course is designed to provide the necessary fundamental knowledge for students to understand these professional responsibilities as a member of a multi-disciplinary team or as a sole consultant. These concepts include some knowledge of project coordination, project management, legal requirements, and the costs involved in carrying out projects. The Project Management section of this course draws together many areas of surveying and GIS in order to simulate the operations of large projects. A number of case studies are discussed in terms of both project planning and the technical operations of the projects. Practical advice is provided on the primary management functions of planning, leading, organising, and controlling operations on large projects. This course will also provide graduates with the knowledge necessary to recognise 'hidden' costs on projects, and to plan for a profitable and well-balanced business. It will also provide the ability to recognise possible difficulties that might arise, to analyse the relevant issues, and to take appropriate action where necessary.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba