Subject details

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

  1. design and implement a research program relevant to a planning issue or problem
  2. critically apply theory to a research topic
  3. orally present and defend research
  4. take responsibility for on-going learning and develop skills cognisant with lifelong learning.
    • This is an individual research subject, there are recommended weekly readings but no set topics.
    • Material from Dissertation Preparation is provided.
    • You are required to communicate with your supervisor weekly and work towards your final submission.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links

Equivalent subjects

You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-URP580

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-URP570-Planning Dissertation Preparation
CUR-URP530-Planning Theory


This should be the final subject you undertake before completing your Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as URP580 Planning Dissertation.

This subject is to design, implement and present an individual research program on an urban and regional planning issue.

This subject should be the final subject you undertake before completing your Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Oral Presentation (20%)
  • Dissertation (80%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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