LACH5511 Independent Dissertation by Design Part 2

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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 the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2. 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.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) develop a coherent landscape architectural project brief; (2) demonstrate 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.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: design 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
Prerequisites:
LACH4422 Design Studio - Making, LACH4424 Design Studio - Complexities
and
LACH4506 Research Methodologies: New Directions in Landscape Architecture.
Contact hours
up to 1 hour per week (on average)
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