Research Project C (Honours)

Subject ABPL40021 (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: TBA
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Entry into Melbourne School of Design or approval from the subject coordinator.


None specified

Recommended Background Knowledge:

None specified

Non Allowed Subjects:

The following is a non allowed subject:

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 course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.

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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

Students will plan and carry out an independent research project on a topic of relevance to their degree course. The project will involve a critical review of the relevant literature, setting the objectives of the study, selecting an appropriate theoretical framework and research method, specifying the research questions, collecting and analysing data, and reporting results in a coherent document.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate a capacity for critical resesarch and analysis on a topic relevant to their course of study.


A literature review (due at the end of the first semester of enrolment - hurdle requirement only, not graded); a minor thesis of not more than 10, 000 words (due at the end of the second semester of enrolment). The thesis comprises 100% of the assessment.

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:

  • Competent use of the library and other information sources;
  • Critical theory through analysis of recommended reading, essay writing and by gauging the strength of an argument;
  • Time management and work planning;
  • Attention to detail through essay preparation and writing.

To be awarded a result in this subject students are required to enrol in both semesters 1 and 2.

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