MUP Independent Study

Subject ABPL90306 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: To be arranged between supervisor and student.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


Admission to the Master of Urban Planning


Course coordinator approval via a “Request to enrol in ABPL90306 MUP Independent Study” form which can be obtained from the Environments and Design Student Centre or online at:

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:


Prof Sun Sheng Han


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Independent Study is supervised by an urban planning or other MSD member of staff. It enables students to research a topic of particular relevance to their intellectual and career interests and which is not available in subjects taught within the Faculty. Permission to undertake this study is conditional on a supervisor willing to supervise the research.


The proposed subject arises from the increasing diversity of roles and specialisations of planners. The objective of the elective is to enable the student to develop her/his expertise, both in respect of theoretical understanding and career interests, in areas that fall outside current conceptions of planning embodied in core subjects and electives.


1 x 5,000 word essay, (100%) due end of semester.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

The student will develop research and writing skills.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Urban Planning

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