PROP 7004 - Property Dissertation

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

An independent research study or project which addresses a question or topic relevant to the development or management of property.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROP 7004
    Course Property Dissertation
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Completion of ARCH 7042
    Assumed Knowledge Property development, valuation, economics and marketing
    Restrictions Available to MProp, MPlan, MArch
    Course Description An independent research study or project which addresses a question or topic relevant to the development or management of property.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Peter Koulizos

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    1. Use appropriate research methodologies and methods to address a defined research topic
    2. Identify, access and evaluate data appropriate to the defined research topic
    3. Demonstrate independent learning skills and self-direction in solving problems
    4. Structure, write and present a coherent and relevant argument in response to a defined research topic
    5. Write cogently and succinctly using the conventional language of scholarly inquiry
    6. Demonstrate rigour in the implementation of the study and respond positively to criticism and guidance
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

    Learning resources will be advised on an individual by the dissertation supervisor. Any general resources will be provided on the course MyUni site by the course co-ordinator.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    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 TaskTask TypeLengthWeightDue DateLearning Outcomes
    Attendance & participation Individual at least 6 supervisor meetings 10% over semester 3,6
    Interim report Individual 2,500 words 20% mid semester 1,2,3,4,5,6
    Final dissertation Individual 8-10,000 words 70% end semester 1,2,3,4,5,6
    Total 100%
    Assessment Detail
    Attendance & Participation: Up to 10% of the marks are available for attendance and participation. Students need to attend and participate well in the workshops and have evidence of at least six sessions with their supervisor(s) so as to be able to receive up to 10%.

    Interim report: Students must present an individual written interim report which outlines the research field, states the research topic, aim/ question and outlines the methodological approach to be used to address the stated aim/question. An indication of the current state of knowledge of the chosen research topic derived from academic literature review is expected, though this may not be comprehensive. Students are expected to give a verbal presentation which summarises the content of their written report , to the supervisor and other students in the class at a point approximately mid way through the semester of study.

    Final dissertation: The final dissertation consists of a structured 8-10,000 word report containing relevant data and supporting materials which clearly states the research question/aim of the work, explains the methodological basis of the enquiry, provides background evidence of literature search and review of relevant sources to explain the current state of knowledge on the chosen topic. The dissertation will also demonstrate evidence of the application of appropriate research methods to address the research question /aim, analyse any data or information gathered and seek to address the research question /aim by drawing conclusions from the analysis. All sources of information are expected to be referenced in an appropriate style.

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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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