LACH5510 Independent Dissertation by Design Part 1
- 12 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit is an independent design project taken over two consecutive semesters. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence in either semester. Students undertake a supervised but independent design research project in which the investigation and critical design processes are formulated by the student. The project must have a theoretical and research base, provide a comprehensive exploration of a landscape design brief and demonstrate a synthesis of critical design thinking.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate the capacity to develop a coherent landscape architectural project brief; (2) demonstrate a mastery of landscape architectural design skills needed in response to the requirements set out in the project brief; (3) develop a sound theoretical basis and conceptual design, with an appropriate level of technical resolution, depending on the nature of the project; and (4) clearly and effectively communicate design ideas in a professional manner.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: final folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Christopher Vernon
- Unit rules
- LACH4422 Design Studio—Making (formerly LACH4422 Design Studio/Technology: Methods and Materials), LACH4424 Design Studio—Complexity (formerly LACH4424 Professional Design Studio)
LACH4506 Research Methodologies: New Directions in Landscape Architecture
- Contact hours
- up to 1 hour per week (on average)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.