LACH5504 Independent Dissertation Part 2

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Content
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.
Outcomes
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.
Assessment
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
Co-requisites:
LACH5503 Independent Dissertation Part 1
Contact hours
up to 1 hour per week (on average)
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Note
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.
  • 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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.
  • If this unit is offered as on-campus face-to-face study only, students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.