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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 5053

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
167885

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To independently complete a substantial and significant research project, in which a research question or questions are resolved through the development of an evidence based thesis argument, supported by a literature review, consideration of ethical issues, employing an appropriate research method to obtain research findings derived from either secondary and/or primary sources, that culminates in recommendations for improved planning policies and/or solutions to planning problem/s.

Course content

Students will complete an individual research project as commenced in Planning Research Project A. The research project will address an area of relevance to the field of Urban and Regional Planning, and will include: detailed context discussion of the chosen topic area; a critical literature review that identifies a significant research question/aim and objectives; ethical considerations and seeking of university ethics approval where required; an understanding of the range of research methodologies that can be applied to solve the identified research task and the selection and appropriate justification of the chosen methodology; detailed discussion of the methodology applied in the research; analysis of primary and/secondary sourced research findings; discussion of the research results; recommendations for improved planning solutions and policies; and conclusions regarding the key thesis findings and contribution.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
ARCH 5049 Planning Research Project A

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Directed Study 1 hour x 10 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Project 9000 words or equivalent 100% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design

Degrees this course is offered in

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