Research Thesis - Property

Subject ABPL90362 (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:

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: 3 hours per week (regular contact with supervisor to discuss progress)
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
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 Andy Krause


Subject Coordinator email:

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

Current Student:

Subject Overview:

The subject provides students with an opportunity to produce an ordered, critical exposition of autonomously gained knowledge, thus demonstrating proper understanding of the nature, development strategies and conventions of research work, with particular focus in their area of specialisation.

The subject concentrates on the middle to final stages of research: from implementation of a research plan, to effectively interpreting and presenting results of the research plan implemented. Seminar group and one-on-one meetings are held with the supervisor/coordinator, to allow students to exchange and/or obtain advice on their topics.

Knowledge and materials prepared in the ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis are to inform the final research report.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject aims to develop students’ ability in:

  • Taking a specific course of intellectual inquiry within those available in the property discipline;
  • Building on work previously developed to a specific research investigation end;
  • Subsequently implementing a research project;
  • Reporting about and reflecting upon the work carried out;
  • Synthesizing problems and results;
  • Organizing work accordingly.

On completion of the subject students should have developed the skills required to:

  • Write a scholarly document autonomously;
  • Evaluate the significance of its content;
  • Communicate strategically;
  • Manage time;
  • Behave ethically in situations where knowledge creation and/or usage are required.
  • Research development and preliminary data discussion due in week 6 (20%) 1000 words equivalent due week 6, 20%;
  • Oral presentation based upon research proposal due in week 10. The oral seminar is not assessed but the final report will not be accepted for examination unless a presentation has been made (hurdle requirement);
  • Property practice thesis of 4500 words based on research completed in the prerequisite subject, ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis. The 4500 words required for this piece of assessment is additional to work completed for prerequisite subject ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis. Writing submitted as part of the prerequisite subject may not be submitted as part of this subject. Due end of semester, 80%;

Hurdle requirement: satisfactory completion of oral presentation is hurdle

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Property
Master of Property
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 200 point Master of Property

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