Analytical Methods for Urban Planning

Subject 702-536 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

On campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Up to 3 hours a week (36 hours total)
Total Time Commitment: 140 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: The purpose of this subject is to provide students with knowledge of techniques and skills used by urban planners. It develops understanding and skill in the use of the collection, analysis and representation of information. It outlines and applies elements of quantitative data collection, tabulation and interpretation, along with qualitative approaches involving observation, interviewing, survey designs, and other methods. The focus of assessment is upon tasks that develop and enhance the students skill in the use of these techniques and their application to research projects. The skills developed will be applied in subsequent core and elective subjects and in the Masters research thesis.

This subject aims to develop:

  • Knowledge of techniques and skills involved in the research process;
  • Ability to analyse urban planning problems and shape a research project to address the issues identified;
  • Ability to write and make oral presentations on urban planning research.

Assessment: Literature review 2,500 words due in week 7 (50%); Statement of Methodology 1,500 words due in week 12 (25%); 5 class exercises on techniques due weeks 2-6 (25% in total).
Prescribed Texts: Reader supplied.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • identification of critical issues / problems
  • written, verbal and graphic communication of ideas
  • ability to analyse social and cultural contexts
Related Course(s): Master of Urban Planning

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