Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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
    • City of Experience
    • The Urban Text
    • Communication
    • Reviews / Examples
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

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

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

CUR-MAA407-Urban Design Research Studio , or CUR-MAA403


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 subject.

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

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 subject by using a mode of teaching where design activity will take place in workshop situations/ on sites/ simulation of the real world project.

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.

  • Portfolio (30%)
  • Investigate Analysis (40%)
  • Conceptual Design (30%)

Textbook information is pending.

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