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Dissertation B (BEnvDes(Hons)) KDA478




This unit is a program of supervised individual research, designed to allow students to explore in depth an area of environmental design of particular interest to them. The unit is undertaken throughout the year, and culminates in the submission of a dissertation of approximately 7,500 words or equivalent in the form of drawings, text, a scientific report or built objects, with approval from the unit coordinator.


Unit name Dissertation B (BEnvDes(Hons))
Unit code KDA478
Credit points 25
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator Doctor Louise Wallis
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Propose and justify based on theoretical, ethical and practical positions a design-related research topic/line of enquiry/question for independent investigation, that demonstrates critical thinking and relevancy to the discipline; [research question].
  • Identify and develop a research design and methodology/methods for investigating the topic area/line of enquiry/question; [research design].
  • Employ research skills, speculation and critical and iterative thinking to explore, question and challenge the boundaries of particular problems; Identify and situate the research within relevant critical discourse, demonstrating the ability to synthesise and develop scholarship with intellectual independence, drawing conclusions and speculating on implications; [application].
  • Record, distil, structure and communicate research and research findings in a rigorous and professional manner using scholarly practices and conventions. [communication].
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
040107 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable $4,804.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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