Digital Cities Thesis

Subject ABPL90343 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment:

340 hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2016
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:


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

Current Student:

Subject Overview:

As the culmination of each student's studies in Digital Cities, this thesis subject will ask students to demonstrate an original approach to design synthesis based on research, critical thinking, and application of digital techniques learnt throughout the program.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of design resolution, conceptual engagement and aesthetic expression within the digital domain.


Research Proposal - 10%
First Crit - 20%
Research Document - 40%
Final Crit - 30%

Prescribed Texts:

Available on Digital Cities website

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Mastery of digital techniques
  • Written, verbal and graphic presentation of ideas
  • Correct use of design terminology
  • Ability to analyse social and cultural contexts
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Creative response to complex problems
  • Ability to select the appropriate design approach.

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