Research in Architectural Practice

20 Units

Architecture has diverse research opportunities and this course provides students with the opportunity to undertake a self directed project which draws on the philosophical, theoretical, ethical and methodological concepts and processes associated with academic research activities within the architectural discipline.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Trimester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Effectively undertake an Architectural practice based research project.
  2. Demonstrate effective decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  3. Identify and engage with with appropriate literature to identify appropriate information and synthesise this in a scholarly report
  4. Utilise planning skills for successful project outcomes.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to carry out independent research in design.
  6. Display an ability to apply critical and analytical skills.
  7. Demonstrate research, production and time management skills.

The content of the research project in the discipline of design will be substantially determined by the student in consultation with their supervisor. This may include a creative or practical project; work-integrated learning experience and/or a thesis appropriate to research undertaken in the Architecture Discipline.

The student will engage with the research methodologies, legal and ethical approaches appropriate to the discipline.

Replacing Course(s) Not Applicable
Transition Not Applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
  • Reports - Written assignment documenting a research proposal for a research problem which describes the rationale, research problem, literature analysis, conceptual model and/or interpretive framework, research question, assumptions, proposition, methodology, methods and techniques and limitations.
  • Reports - Written assignment documenting rationale, research problem definition, literature analysis, conceptual model and/or interpretive framework, research question, assumptions, proposition/hypothesis, methodology, methods and techniques, limitations, results, discussion and conclusion. The assignment is to be written in an academic and scholarly writing style fully referenced according to discipline's standards and integrated fully with graphics to explain creatively and logically the thesis argument.
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks
  • Individual Supervision: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
  • Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Compulsory Components
  • Requisite by Enrolment: Master of Architecture
Course Materials
  • No Materials
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for ARBE6223

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