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Built Environment Research Project PG (10151.2)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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  • Semester 2, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (196274) - View
  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (187942) - View
  • Semester 2, 2018, RESEARCH, BRUCE (178700) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, RESEARCH, BRUCE (163089) - View

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In this unit, students plan and execute a significant project in the built environment context. Students will define a research question or professional practice problem based on the application of appropriate theoretical frameworks. This is a substantial undertaking and students will be appointed an appropriate academic supervisor to oversee their project/s. Students will work individually on a research topic to be chosen in consultation with the unit convener. Students will be required to write and present a 6000 - 8000 word project report.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and knowledge to identify a relevant research topic to address priority issues in the built environment context;

2. Develop an appropriate research methodology, to critically analyse complex information and theories;

3. Synthesis research findings, interpret and transmit advanced knowledge and ideas to various audiences/stakeholders; and

4. Demonstrate an ability to undertake an industry relevant research project with autonomy and adaptability as a professional planner.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Consultation with unit convener 30-60 minutes.


Foundations of Urban and Regional Planning G, 8640.


Social Research PG, 9111.

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