Research in the Built Environment B

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

BCA Singapore

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

4. 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.

Content

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.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE4120. Students who have successfully completed ARBE4120 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE4121B.

Requisites

The 'A' component of this Multi-Term Sequence Course must be taken prior to enrolment in the 'B' component.

Assumed Knowledge

ARBE3101; ARBE4121A

Assessment Items

Presentation: Research Plan Presentation

Thesis: Research Dissertation

Contact Hours

Individual Supervision

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Lecture

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.