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This subject is the culmination of each student's studies in Master of Urban Design. It will consist of a number of autonomous studio groups offering a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate an original approach to design synthesis in urban design, which is based on research and critical thinking. These studios will offer an interdisciplinary experience, and in some cases students may be working alongside others in a parallel design discipline.
Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of conceptual engagement with the shaping of urban space, design resolution, and aesthetic expression.
With course coordinator approval, high-achieving students may undertake the Urban Design Thesis as an individually supervised design investigation. Similarly, under exceptional circumstances and with course coordinator approval, the Urban Design Thesis may be undertaken as a written thesis (see ABPL90067).
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Engage critically with contemporary urban issues.
- Apply design as a form of research enquiry.
- Develop an urban design project proposal.
- Situate a completed proposal with respect to urban design knowledge, and its intersections with related design perspectives.
- Written, verbal and graphic presentation of ideas
- Correct use of design terminology
- Ability to analyse social and cultural contexts
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Creative response to complex problems
- Ability to select the appropriate design approach
Last updated: 31 January 2024