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Postgraduate | CUR-MAA407 | 2023

Urban Design Research Studio

Rethink your approach to speculative urban design.Understand how urban projects help shape the public domain. Draw on urbanism theories while you develop design propositions. Look to local and international examples and sources for inspiration.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Urban Design Research Studio

About this subject

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

    1. research, analyse and compare data related to urban contexts and projects from local and international sources in order to create speculative urban propositions
    2. synthesise information using the process of design as a research tool to develop an urban design project to professional and international standards.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

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

  • CUR-MAA408-Urban Design Research Methods (no longer available)

Equivalent subjects

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

  • CUR-MAA403 (Not currently available)


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.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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