Investigation Program A (PG)

Subject ABPL90240 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: .
Total Time Commitment: Not available

Approval from program coordinator. For further information contact the Environments and Design Student Centre.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

702-474 (ABPL40018) Investigation Program A (UG)

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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

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.

Learning Outcomes:

The reports must show evidence of:

  • the student's capacity to handle basic source material and data;
  • analyse it reliably;
  • interpret it imaginatively;
  • present it in a coherent manner in accordance with the prescribed conventions.

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.
Links to further information:

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. An overseas intensive study tour is an alternative option within 702-874 Investigation Program A. Details of the tour and assessment is outlined under the subject heading of705-317 Culture and History of Urban Planning.

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