Research in the Built Environment B

20 Units

This course is Part B of a multi-term sequence. Part A, ARBE4121A Research in the Built Environment A must be completed prior to commencement of this course to meet the requirements of the sequence.

Provides the students with the opportunity to consider the philosophical, theoretical, ethical, methodological and analytical concepts and processes associated with academic research activities within the built environment disciplines, related to the practice of architecture and construction management. Students are given the opportunity to define, articulate, develop, evaluate, investigate, conduct, and document a self-identified research question through the critical and creative analysis of either architectural or construction management and economics practice, theory and methodologies, and justify a theoretical and methodological approach to investigating the question.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment

Not currently offered

Previously offered in 2017, 2016

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Plan and conduct an independent research investigation according to the academic conventions of the built environment disciplines through interaction with a supervisor
  2. Evaluate and articulate the ethical responsibilities associated with integrity in the production of knowledge and design a research project that responds to cultural, credibility, reliability, confidentiality, power, truth and authenticity constructs associated with the research process
  3. Defend creatively and logically through the development and documentation of a fully integrated graphic and textual dissertation the analysis and discussion of each stage of the research process of a selected built environment topic.

Student - supervisor relationships

  • Research project management
  • Ethical Research
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis
  • Data management
  • Argument & Evidence
  • Critical Thinking, Reasoning and Writing
  • Research Writing
  • Report Production and Presentation
  • Research in practice
Multi-Term Sequence This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.
  • The 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.
Replacing Course(s) This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE4120 and ARBE4120. Students who have successfully completed ARBE4120 or ARBE4120 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE4121B.
Assumed Knowledge ARBE3101; ARBE4121A
Assessment Items
  • Presentation: Research Dissertation Draft
  • Thesis: Research Dissertation

Contact Hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Distance Education - Callaghan

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks
Tutorial - small groups of 6-8 with either online discussion or face to face options. Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies.

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ARBE4121B
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