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Design Research Project - DESN9203

Year - 2020

In this unit students will work on an individual research project exploring key components of design innovation or strategic design from a theoretical or practical perspective. The focus of the project should align to the student's specialisation and be related to an area of interest. Students will produce an illustrated research report (between 7, 500 and 10, 000 words) exploring aspects of design innovation or strategic design in depth, to develop advanced knowledge, understanding and skills and begin to build an area of speciality for the student. This unit of work can be taken alone for students wishing to build their knowledge and skills of design research, or in conjunction with DESN9204 Design Dissertation for students who wish to pursue postgraduate research study upon the completion of the Master of Design.

seminar 3 hrs/week

research proposal and presentation (20%), final report (60%) and final presentation (20%)

Additional information
This unit is available to Master of Design students only. Students must seek permission to enrol from the Program Director before the start of the teaching semester.


12 credit points from (IDEA9106 or DESN9001 or DESN9002) and 18 credit points from (DESN9003 and DESN9100) or (DESN9004 and DESN9200)


Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Design Lab
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 12.0
EFTSL: 0.25
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? Yes
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Erez Nusem
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

Non-award/non-degree study If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student. Cross-institutional study If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to undertake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.

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