Urban Design Research Methods - 2018

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Unit summary

MAA408

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Analysis Task - Investigate Analysis (40%) , Portfolio (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Students will investigate techniques of ideation and methods to develop and present an urban design solution based upon the analyses and understanding of urban contexts being studied in the co-requisite Urban Design Research Studio.

Work Integrated Learning will be incorporated throughout the unit by using a mode of teaching where design activity will take place in workshop situations/ on sites/ simulation of the real world project.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify, study and apply methods of research to investigate existing urban contexts and sites
  2. formulate and communicate urban design processes and data sets from local and international sources
  3. communicate the Urban design project through production and presentation of drawings and models
  • Analysis Task — Investigate Analysis (40%)
  • Portfolio (30%)
  • Presentation — Conceptual Design (30%)

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Students who have completed MAA407(previously MAA403) PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite MAA408 as it was previously counted as double unit.

  • Other special requirement — Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1City of Experience
2The Urban Text
3Communication
4Reviews / Examples

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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