Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject provides students with an opportunity to undertake a significant piece of individual planning practice related research and strategy development work with guidance from academic staff. The subject is typically offered in the final semester of the four-year planning degree and requires students to reflect on practice and ethics issues in planning through the development and completion of a project that will include research in the areas of planning, community development and policy assessment. Projects may include original research, strategy development and policy review, as approved by the subject co-ordinator. The subject will involve participation in seminars as well as independent research activities.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Butt

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
Five 4.0 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"In addition, students are required to meet a nominated supervisor on a weekly basis."


Assessment elementComments%
Attendance and contribution at sessions, supervisor meetings and progress presentations10
Individual research project 6500 words80
Project Proposal 1500 words10