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2012 PNG UNITECH Courses Handbook00201

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									Department of Surveying and Land Studies



Reference:                                                developments in valuation, property management
Appropriate references will be provided.                  and land administration technology. On
                                                          completion of the subject, students should be
Assessment:                                               able to:-
Continuous assessment      - 50%                          1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of
Written Examination        - 50% (1x3 hrs)                   the latest valuation, property management and
Students must pass both components.                          land administration methods;
                                                          2. Apply the latest land management methods to
                                                             achieve solutions in a variety of practical
SLP 06: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION                               situations;
        SYSTEMS, SPECIAL TOPICS                           3. Demonstrate how these new methods and
                                                             technology can b applied for the benefit of
Hours per week: 5 (20 credit points)                         industry.

Objective:                                                Syllabus:
The student selects a special topic in GIS, after         A selection of advanced topics in the areas of
consultation with the Head of Department and              property valuation, property management and land
nominated subject supervisor. On completion of            administration. The approach will be practical,
the subject, the student should be able to:-              accompanied by in-depth treatment related to
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of               changing land management theory. The topics
    the selected study area;                              offered will reflect the expertise of the academic
2. Document the procedures involved in                    staff as well as the needs of the students. Attention
    application of the topic to industry in PNG.          will be directed to current trends and
                                                          developments.
Syllabus:
History of development in the topic area,                 Reference:
applications and procedures, computations,                Appropriate references will be provided.
analysis and reporting. The selected topic may be
pursued in the form of formal lectures,                   Assessment:
individually supervised readings and assignments.         Continuous assessment       - 50%
Project work may be required.                             Written examination        - 50% (1x3 hrs)
                                                          Students must pass both components.
Reference:
Appropriate references will be provided.
                                                          SLP 08: LAND MANAGEMENT,
Assessment:                                                       SPECIAL TOPICS
Continuous assessment      - 50%
Written examination        - 50% (1x3 hrs)                Hours per week: 5 (20 credit points)
Students must pass both components.
                                                          Objective:
                                                          The student selects a special topic in land
SLP 07: ADVANCED TOPICS IN LAND                           management, after consultation with the Head of
        MANAGEMENT I                                      Department and nominated subject supervisor. On
                                                          completion of the subject the student should be
Hours per week: 5 (20 credit points)                      able to:-
                                                          1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of
Objective:                                                   the selected study area;
The student undertakes a program of study in a            2. Document the procedures involved in
number of advanced land management fields. The               application of the topic in PNG.
study program includes a review of recent




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                                                               Department of Surveying and Land Studies



Syllabus:                                                   Objective:
History of development in the topic area,                   The student undertakes a program of study in a
applications and procedures, analysis and                   field in land studies. The field may vary from year
reporting. Selected readings will be given as well          to year depending on the staff expertise available.
as individual research programs. Project work may           The topics will be of relevance to PNG and the
be required.                                                subject can be taken by students in any of the
                                                            postgraduate diploma discipline area. The topic is
Reference:                                                  chosen after consultation with the Head of
Appropriate references will be provided.                    Department and nominated subject supervisor. On
                                                            completion of the subject, students should be
Assessment:                                                 able to:-
Continuous assessment     - 50%                             1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of
Written examination       - 50% (1x3 hrs)                       the selected study area;
Students must pass both components.                         2. Document the procedures involved in
                                                                application of the topic to industry in PNG.

SLP 11: ADVANCED CARTOGRAPHY                                Syllabus:
                                                            History of development in the topic area,
Hours per week: 3 (10 Credit Points)                        applications and procedures, computations,
                                                            analysis and reporting, as appropriate. Selected
Objective:                                                  readings will be given as well as individual project
On completion of this subject, students should be           work. Where possible cross discipline project work
able to:-                                                   will be promoted.
1. Demonstrate a good understanding of basic and
   advanced cartographic principles;                        Reference:
2. Develop awareness of advances and new areas              Appropriate references will be provided.
   of conceptual research in cartography;
3. Apply and document cartographic knowledge                Assessment:
     and technology in new application areas.               Continuous assessment - 100%

Syllabus:
Review      of    cartographic    principles    and         SLP 21: RESEARCH PROJECT PART A
methodologies, digital mapping advances, readings
                                                            Hours per week: 5 (10 credit points)
on applied and conceptual research in cartography
and exploration of new areas of application of              Objective:
cartographic knowledge and technology. Some                 Students propose and discuss the research topic
specific project work will normally be required.            with the supervisor and submit the final proposal.
                                                            The progress of work is discussed under the
Reference:                                                  supervision of academic staff on a weekly basis
Appropriate references will be provided.                    and in the presence of candidates participating in
                                                            the unit. At least one departmental seminar will be
Assessment:
                                                            presented in the semester. On completion of the
Continuous Assessment      - 50%
                                                            subject the student should be able to:-
Written examination        - 50% (1x3 hrs)
                                                            1. Produce a well constructed research proposal;
Students must pass both components.
                                                            2. Conduct a Departmental seminar on the
                                                                selected topic;
SLP 12: SPECIAL TOPICS IN LAND                              3. Demonstrate the ability to carry out a defined
        STUDIES                                                 literature review.

Hours per week: 3 (10 credit points)




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Syllabus:                                                    Studies. It is being set up as a result of the need to
Development of a research proposal, literature               increase the number of qualified and registered
review and abstracting, data collection techniques,          surveyors to meet the challenge of registering 97%
field work as appropriate; set readings.                     of our Customary Land and providing professional
                                                             surveyors to meet other development needs of
Assessment:                                                  Papua New Guinea. This Postgraduate course
Continuous assessment    - 100%                              structure incorporates some of the Queensland
(Seminar - 25%, Proposal - 75%)                              University of Technology’s Postgraduate Diploma
(Examined by supervisor)                                     Course structure and took account of the PNG
                                                             Surveyors Board registration project requirements
                                                             undertaken by our graduate or cadet surveyors.
SLP 22: RESEARCH PROJECT PART B                              Amongst other survey work it is hoped students or
                                                             graduates would acquire the skilled and
Hours per week: 8 (30 credit points)                         qualification to meet many village technical
                                                             projects such as water supply, electricity and
Objective:                                                   agricultural projects and so on.
The single objective of the subject is to produce            The overall aim of this Postgraduate Course is to
appropriate project outcomes. These will include a           produce an objective, competent and fully
significant report and a departmental seminar. The           qualified surveyor who would have the knowledge
student must demonstrate a capacity to convert the           to plan or design and implement projects in rural
first semester data collection and literature review         and urban areas and either employed by private or
into a well constructed and clear report.                    government departments or run his/her (small)
                                                             private survey firms in Provinces and Districts or
Syllabus:                                                    Local Level Government areas and he is accessible
Data analysis, presentation techniques, research             to many of our people for advise and to carry out
methods and project management skills. Project               their survey work or customary land boundaries.
will be presented in a seminar and in report form.
                                                             The Surveyor works and lives in the villages,
Reference:                                                   districts or provinces and provides advice or work
Students will be referred to appropriate material            for Ward or Community governments, local-level
during the class.                                            governments, Joint District Planning and Budget
                                                             Priority Committee or District Authority (being
Assessment:                                                  proposed in PNG), those bodies’ services as
Continuous assessment     - 100%                             stipulated under Section 44 of the Organic Law on
(Seminar - 25%, Report - 75%)                                Provincial Governments and Local – Level
(Examination will be by supervisor and one other             Governments.
examiner appointed by the Head of Department)
                                                             As the National Land Development Taskforce is
                                                             placing emphasis on          clan registration and
2. POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN                                   development of Incorporated Land Group (ILG) or
   SURVEYING PRACTICE COURSE                                 registration of major clan boundaries of Customary
   (A new program)                                           Land groups, that surveyor should possess the
                                                             types of skills or knowledge to be able to provide
INTRODUCTION                                                 technical advice on land matters including
This Postgraduate Diploma in Surveying Practice,             designing of village resettlement schemes (for clan
a program to register and provide licensing to our           members to move into their own land settlement
graduate surveyors is a joint venture program of             area and develop their own land under “Village
the Association of Surveyors of PNG, the PNG                 Nucleus Agricultural Schemes” pattern, based on
Surveyors Board and the University of                        “town” concept community centre so that either
Technology, Department of Surveying and Land                 government services such as water, electricity or




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