Research in Architectural Practice

Course code ARBE6223Units 20Level 6000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

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.

Available in 2014

WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 1, Trimester 3
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentThe 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
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Individual Supervision
Assessment Items
ReportsWritten 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.
ReportsWritten 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 HoursLecture: 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 EnrolmentMaster of Architecture
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ARBE6223