Investigation Program A

Subject ABPL40018 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Individual work comprising a time commitment of approximately 12 hours per week over a period equivalent to one semester. In addition, regular weekly conferences should be held with a supervisor.
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Entry into the Melbourne School of Design and achievement of a satisfactory standard in all available subjects in the course with a direct bearing upon the study, or approval from the subject coordinator.


None specified

Recommended Background Knowledge:

None specified

Non Allowed Subjects:

702-874 (ABPL00240) Investigation Program A (PG)

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:

Research training in areas chosen to give the student experience in different approaches and investigation tools. A program of study will be prescribed by the first week of semester; a bibliography will normally be submitted at a prescribed date early in the semester. Regular reports and contact with the supervisor will be required throughout the semester. The reports must show evidence of the student's capacity to handle basic source material and data, analyse it reliably, interpret it imaginatively, and present it in a coherent manner in accordance with the prescribed conventions.

Learning Outcomes:

None specified


Reports to the equivalent of 5000 words to be submitted throughout the semester in accordance with the program of study.

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:

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 information from multiple sources;
  • understanding and lucid expression of complex concepts in written and oral form;
  • time management skills;
  • appreciation and implementation of the ethics associated with knowledge creation and usage;
  • report writing skills.

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