MSD Minor Thesis (Part 2)

Subject ABPL90218 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours in the form of 6 x 2 hour seminars, meeting in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 OR equivalent.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

ABPL90218 MUP Minor Thesis(2)(Masters)

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:


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

The subject introduces students in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning to the skills necessary to conduct rigorous and original research. It also enables them to effectively communicate their research findings in a clear and systematic manner. The subject concentrates on the middle to final stages of research:
from implementation of a research plan, to effectively interpreting and presenting results of the research plan implemented.

Regular meetings with a supervisor allow the student to obtain advice and guidance for completion of an independent study.

  • implement key aspects of a successful research program;
  • implement appropriate research methods;
  • appropriately and efficiently analyse research undertaken;
  • draw meaningful and robust conclusions from the research process implemented;
  • implement high level oral, written and visual presentation skills.


Minor Thesis - 15,000 words based on a 5000 word research proposal submitted for ABPL90217 MSD Minor Thesis (Part 1).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Evans, D. (2000). How to Write a Better Thesis or Report, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • To have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • Reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem solving and communication;
  • Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self directed learning.

Related Course(s): Master of Property
Master of Property
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Planning
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Research and Development

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