Design and Architecture Research Methods PG (9772.3)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|School Of Design And The Built Environment
|Post Graduate Level
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesStudents who successfully complete the unit will be able to:
1. Describe, analyze and appraise research methods employed in a range of design research projects;
2. Select and express appropriate methods for various design research problems; and
3. Collect, review, and critically evaluate and present information to build design knowledge and understanding.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
PrerequisitesStudents not enrolled in the Master of Architecture must gain permission of the Unit Convenor or Head of Discipline.
Incompatible units8313 Design Research Methods
Equivalent units8313 Design Research Methods
|Teaching start date
|29 July 2024
|Dr Milica Muminovic
Eloy, Sara. Formal Methods in Architecture: Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Formal Methods in Architecture (5FMA), Lisbon 2020. Ed. Sara Eloy. 1st ed. 2021. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2021. Web.
Creagh, Robyn, and Sarah McGann. Visual Spatial Enquiry: Diagrams and Metaphors for Architects and Spatial Thinkers. Ed. Robyn Creagh and Sarah McGann. Boca Raton, FL: Routledge, 2018. Print.
Groat, Linda N, and David Wang. Architectural Research Methods. 2. Aufl. Somerset: Wiley, 2013. Print.
Gray, Carole, and Julian Malins. Visualizing Research: a Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design. London, UK: Routledge, 2016. Print.
Lucas, Ray. Research Methods for Architecture. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2016. Print.
Mitrovic B, Branko M. Philosophy for Architects. Princeton Architectural Press; 2011.
Rodgers, Paul A., and Joyce Yee. The Routledge Companion to Design Research. London: Routledge, 2015. Print.
Vander Stoep SW. Research Methods for Everyday Life: Blending Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. 1st ed. (Johnston DD, ed.). Jossey-Bass; 2009.
Travers M. Qualitative Research through Case Studies . Sage; 2001
Yin, Robert K. Case Study Research and Applications¿: Design and Methods . Edited by Donald T. Campbell. Sixth edition. Los Angeles:: SAGE. 2018.
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It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the correct version of any given assignment is submitted by the due date and time as indicated in the unit's Canvas site and unit outline.
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Where students are required to submit models, drawings, posters or other physical artefacts that cannot be submitted electronically, students must create an electronic record (PDF) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment dropbox as evidence of their completed and on-time submission.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Students are expected to have read the assigned weekly materials and attend the scheduled classes. Please advise the Unit Convener if you are unable to attend a particular class.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
Practise effective physical distancing;
Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures; Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT
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Follow University communications about campus
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Work placement, internships or practicums