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Subject details

  • Topics
    • This is an individual research unit without set weekly topics.
    • You are required to communicate with your supervisor weekly and work towards your final submission.
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links

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.
  • Assignment 1 - Dissertation (100%)

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

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit 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:

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.

Additional Information: As this is an individual research subject, there are no set topics covered each week. Material is provided on research methods and assistance is available individually to each student.

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.

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