Research Project A

Subject ABPL90066 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Independent study; regular (fortnightly) meetings with a supervisor. Student is responsible for choosing a supervisor within the first four weeks of the first semester, and for arranging supervisory meetings.
Total Time Commitment: Up to 10 hours per week of independent work in which a research project is undertaken and a written report prepared under the supervision of an assigned supervisor.
Prerequisites: One of the following subjects or entry into the Master of Design (Urban Design stream).
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Semester 1
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: None specified
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Subject Overview: This minor thesis project is designed to produce an ordered, critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts, which demonstrates a sound understanding of a topic of the student's choice. Enrolment in this minor thesis project can be in either semester one or two but should usually be completed over a semester. Regular meetings will be held with a supervisor during both semesters, to allow students to obtain advice on the study topic and help guide their independent study. Material prepared in the Research Methods subjects (705-444/ABPL40041 or 705-666/ABPL00070) or Analytical Methods (ABPL90135) is expected to form an integral part of the final research report
  • Critical thinking and analytical ability;
  • Ability to seek out, evaluate and retrieve information, using appropriate research methods, from multiple sources;
  • Ability to comprehend complex concepts and express them lucidly, orally and textually;
  • Ethics associated with knowledge acquisition and usage; and,
  • Report writing skills.

A thesis of up to 10,000 words, marked by two independent assessors due at the end of the semester (100%). The thesis is usually due in the last week of the completed semester.

Oral presentation of project before final submission. The oral seminar is not assessed however the report will not be accepted for examination unless a presentation has been made.
Prescribed Texts: None specified
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Written and graphic communication of ideas
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Development of logical arguments
  • Critical evaluation of policies and practices
  • use of citations and sources
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Construction Management
Master of Construction Management
Master of Design (Urban Design)
Master of Property
Master of Property
Master of Urban Planning

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