LACH5504 Independent Dissertation Part 2

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
The unit allows students to complete a dissertation started in Part 1. This part is of approximately 6000 to 8000 words. Research topics should be the same as in the Independent Dissertation Part 1. Dissertation must have a clear research base, relate strongly to landscape architecture and demonstrate a synthesis of critical design thinking.
Students are able to (1) complete relevant research of the chosen landscape architectural topic to a substantial depth dissertation; (2) clearly state and sustain a thesis with a substantiated argument and critical engagement with dissertation topic; and (3) write in accordance with academic protocols.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Maria Ignatieva
Unit rules
LACH5503 Independent Dissertation Part 1
Contact hours
up to 1 hour per week (on average)
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Format: Provide clear research questions, background theoretical information, methodology, discussion, conclusion and the reference list. Combination of written text and supporting illustrations (minimum 6000 words (excluding abstract, footnotes and bibliography), to A4 paper.
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