UPD5102 - Applied professional practice: urban planning and design research methods - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Liton Kamruzzaman


Associate Professor Liton Kamruzzaman

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)


This unit teaches different tools and techniques used for research in Urban Planning and Design (e.g. GIS, Remote Sensing, and Statistics) and provides hands-on training of their application in the context of strategic land use planning.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge in the substantive areas of strategic planning (land use, transport, environment);
  2. Apply skills in GIS and statistics to analyse and research planning problems for innovative solutions;
  3. Gain capability to analyse the (ir)rationality of different land use arrangements in a city;
  4. Effectively communicate research findings both verbally and visually;
  5. Be able to work both independently and as a part of a team.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours. The remaining 9 hours are to be used for self and group learning activities.

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