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Design Dissertation - DESN9204

Year - 2020

This unit introduces students to design research methodologies and practices, including qualitative and quantitative approaches, data collection and analysis, and research protocols and procedures. If students are considering undertaking further postgraduate research study, this unit provides an opportunity to develop higher order research and analytic skills by undertaking an in-depth investigation into an issue or topic of the students' choosing. Students will produce a research proposal including the research aims, objectives, and questions of the project, a literature review of the topic being examined, the project's research methodology and methods and a project timeline. The project will be written up into a research dissertation (between 10, 000 and 15, 000 words) including, if relevant, a design component. The purpose of this unit is to develop students' research knowledge and understanding, academic writing skills and ability to present findings in a logical, structured and coherent manner.

Classes
seminar 3 hrs/week

Assessment
research proposal and presentation (30%), final presentation (10%) and research dissertation (60%)

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.

Pre-requisites

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

Co-requisites

DESN9203

Details

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
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Design Lab
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 28 Sep 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
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Erez Nusem
HECS Band: 2
Courses that offer this unit

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