LARCH 7034 - Final Landscape Architecture Dissertation (M)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

Students undertake supervised research into a topic of medium to high complexity, relating to one of the schools identified research areas of Urbanism, Design Research, or History, Theory and Culture. The actual topic of research will be developed by the student in discussion with the supervising staff member. The final outcome in the form of a rigorous research paper suitable for submission to a relevant academic journal, or a design project developed as a mode of research will need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the relevant literature and context, as well as the methods relating to the chosen area of research.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code LARCH 7034
    Course Final Landscape Architecture Dissertation (M)
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 12
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Restrictions Available to M.LArch students only
    Assessment Typically assessment will be 30% - Seminar Paper (eg. literature review, or equivalent) and Presentation, 70% - Final Research Project
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Carlos Bartesaghi Koc

    Dissertation cannot be undertaken by double degree students who must enrol in Final Project Landscape Architecture.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    As this is an indpended research project contact time will be negatiated with the supervisor.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1.Demonstrate a practical understanding of the general principles, strategies and tactics of conventional academic research, and their potential application to Design and related ‘non-traditional’ modes of research.
    2.Outline the structure and develop the content and critical criteria of a proposal for a substantial research project relevant to a practical or theoretical issue in the environmental design disciplines.
    3.Write cogently and succinctly using the conventional language of academic research.
    4.Identify and review relevant literature for a particular research topic methodically and strategically.
    5.Exercise a rigorous and ethical approach to research.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    List of readings will be provided by Supervisor.

  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Students will devel the research topic with their supervisor and meet regularily with them to review progress. A high level of inderpendence and self directed learning and motivationis expected.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Asthisiis  12 unitit course steudens are expected to spend a substantial amout of work each week on developing the project/research.
    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Due Learning Outcome
    Concept Design/Reserach proposal 10%
    Mid-Review Draft Design/Draft Paper 20%
    Final Presentation/ Paper Summative 70%
    Total 100%
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.


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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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