Bupd Research Project 1 (Honours)#

Subject 705-461 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Regular meetings with the supervisor over two consecutive semesters of enrolment.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

A 70% average in the first three years of the Bachelor of Urban Planning and Design (BUPD).

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Subject Overview:

This subject introduces students to the skills necessary to conduct rigorous and original research, and effectively communicate their research findings in a clear and systematic manner. The subject concentrates on the preliminary stages of thesis writing: selecting and refining a research topic; developing appropriate research questions/hypotheses; selecting and using appropriate research methods.

  • Design an appropriate research program for their Research Project
  • Propose a research topic and survey the relevant literature
  • Demonstrate an understanding of various research approaches and paradigms, and methods of data collection and analysis
Assessment: This subject is marked on a Pass/Fail only basis.

  • Submission of a research proposal (5000 words)
  • Oral presentation based upon research proposal
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Ability to seek out, retrieve and evaluate complex information
  • Appreciation and implementation of the ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage
  • Creative thinking and problem identification
Links to further information: http://www.abp.unimelb.edu.au/environments-and-design-students/abp-ugrad-students.html

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