MUP Independent Study

Subject ABPL90306 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 31-Dec-2015 to 26-Feb-2016
Assessment Period End 26-Feb-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Jan-2016
Census Date 15-Jan-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-Feb-2016

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

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:

170 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:


Dr David Nichols, Mr John Stone



The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)
Current Student:

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.

Learning Outcomes:

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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