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SRR311 - Built Environment Research Project

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Study Tour*, Waterfront (Geelong)*

Trimester 2: Study Tour*, Waterfront (Geelong)

Trimester 3: Study Tour*, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Susan Ang


Must have completed 8 credit points of study


This unit is restricted to students enrolled in S342, S346, S304 or S449

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: Non study tour version: To be arranged with supervisor - minimum study commitment 10 hours per week.

Study tour version: Introductory class, pre and post departure briefings and online collaborative activities as programmed over 6 weeks. Up to three weeks of intensive overseas design seminar and intercultural immersion experiences.


* Enrolment requires Unit Chair approval.  Students who plan to undertake this unit as part of an overseas study tour must gain prior approval for enrolment into this unit from the Academic Leader of the Study Tour. Students are required to fund their own travel and accommodation costs and activities undertaken as part of the overseas travel component. 


In consultation with an appointed supervisor, students will be required to undertake activities including defining a research topic or project that examines a topic in the built environment.  The tasks may involve planning a research program; delineation of a design process; undertaking a project as part of an overseas study tour; collecting and analysing data appropriate to the research topic or project; and documenting and or expressing the results of the research in a range of suitable assessable media. The specific research or project topic and the details of the research or project are to be determined in consultation with the appointed supervisor.


Depending upon the nature of the topic/project, and the choice made by the student (subject to approval of application to the Unit Chair and Course Director), the assessment will comprise of:

Research journal 40%, research report 60% - for students undertaking this unit in a non-study tour version OR Individual research paper 20%, group report and oral presentation 40%, group project research and oral presentation 10%, reflective report 30% - for students undertaking this unit in a study tour version.

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