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Research Thesis - Property (ABPL90362)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90362
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The subject provides students with an opportunity to produce an ordered, critical exposition of autonomously gained knowledge, thus demonstrating proper understanding of the nature, development strategies and conventions of research work, with particular focus in their area of specialisation.

The subject concentrates on the middle to final stages of research: from implementation of a research plan, to effectively interpreting and presenting results of the research plan implemented. Seminar group and one-on-one meetings are held with the supervisor/coordinator, to allow students to exchange and/or obtain advice on their topics.

Knowledge and materials prepared in the ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis are to inform the final research report.

Intended learning outcomes

This subject aims to develop students’ ability in:

  • Taking a specific course of intellectual inquiry within those available in the property discipline;
  • Building on work previously developed to a specific research investigation end;
  • Subsequently implementing a research project;
  • Reporting about and reflecting upon the work carried out;
  • Synthesizing problems and results;
  • Organizing work accordingly.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should have developed the skills required to:

  • Write a scholarly document autonomously;
  • Evaluate the significance of its content;
  • Communicate strategically;
  • Manage time;
  • Behave ethically in situations where knowledge creation and/or usage are required.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis
Semester 1



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • Research development and preliminary data discussion due in week 6 (20%) 1000 words equivalent due week 6, 20%;
  • Oral presentation based upon research proposal due in week 10. The oral seminar is not assessed but the final report will not be accepted for examination unless a presentation has been made (hurdle requirement);
  • Property practice thesis of 4500 words based on research completed in the prerequisite subject, ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis. The 4500 words required for this piece of assessment is additional to work completed for prerequisite subject ABPL90363 Property Research and Analysis. Writing submitted as part of the prerequisite subject may not be submitted as part of this subject. Due end of semester, 80%;

Hurdle requirement: satisfactory completion of oral presentation is hurdle

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorJulie Miao
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours3 hours per week (regular contact with supervisor to discuss progress)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Julie Miao (Subject Coordinator)


Time commitment details

170 Hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 16 July 2019