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Subject details

  • Topics
    • What is Research
    • Starting the Research
    • Reviewing Literature for Research
    • Research Methods in Architecture
    • Writing a Research Proposal
    • One-on-one time with your supervisor
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

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

  1. prioritise concepts theories and approaches to determine and formulate a research focus for further development
  2. develop a proposal using critical thinking analytical writing self-reflection and theoretical disdegree skills relevant to the focus of the study
  3. assess the value of research theories and methods as appropriate to the architectural discipline in order to make judgements and discriminate between ideas
  4. create a research proposal in preparation for completing a self-directed research project relevant to the discipline of architecture within a broad cultural context.
  • Assignment 1 - Preliminary dissertation (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Final dissertation (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Interim dissertation (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation.

Students will develop skills and knowledge in architectural research methods, leading to the preparation of an architectural dissertation proposal. This Proposal includes an extensive study of relevant literature, research methods, exemplars and precedents in the selected field of study as it relates to the discipline of architecture.

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