Course Title: Industry Project (Implementation) (24cp)

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industry Project (Implementation) (24cp)

Credit Points: 24.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1493

City Campus

Postgraduate

320H Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020

Course Coordinator: Judith Rogers

Course Coordinator Phone: contact by email

Course Coordinator Email: judith.rogers@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 101.09


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed ARCH1454 Industry Project (Research) before you commence this course.

Alternatively, you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning.


Course Description

In this capstone course you will consolidate and apply the knowledge and skills you have developed through the completion of your group or individual-based project commenced in Industry Project (Research). Feedback on your project will be provided by industry practitioners in leading disaster and international development agencies within the sector. Through the implementation of your research project you will determine, evaluate and present your findings. You will also review your contribution to knowledge and practice in the disaster and development field.

This course includes a work integrated learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/ or community is integral to your experience.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Course Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Implement a substantial research project
  • Solve research problems and critically analyse findings in relation to your discipline and industry needs
  • Present findings to situate your work in the field to inform future professional practice and research
  • Critically reflect on your personal and professional learning and develop strategies to implement this learning in professional practice


In this course you will develop the following program level learning outcomes:

  • Master a body of knowledge and specific technical skills to progress your professional career within the contemporary disaster management, design and development arena
  • Formulate and evaluate collaborative design informed strategies before and after disaster, while working within the constraints of industry needs in the post-disaster and development sectors
  • Determine and apply specialist knowledge and technical skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice and disaster, design and development
  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments globally to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in design and development for disaster risk reduction and management
  • Professionally communicate propositions, processes and outcomes to address specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Provide leadership within your discipline as well as collaborate with others in multi-disciplinary contexts across the disaster and development sector
  • Use appropriate research methods to develop and implement complex projects, evaluate the outcomes and theorise about the contribution of your learning to the disaster management, design and development professions and knowledge areas


Overview of Learning Activities

You will engage in learning that involves a range of activities, both face-to-face and online, such as discussions, group work. Learning how to analyse and comment on your own and others’ work will be achieved through individual presentations, reviews and discussions in groups. Feedback on your project will be provided by industry practitioners in leading disaster and international development agencies within the sector.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.  Resources include journal articles and books available through RMIT library.

The University Library has extensive resources for disaster design and development students. The Library has produced a number of subject guides that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/disaster-design-development

The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarians.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment will include:

1. Project Plan 10% (500 words)

Your first assessment task is to complete a project plan and timeline. Your project plan will identify key steps in the research project with key dates.

This task relates to the following learning outcomes:

  • Implement a substantial research project
  • Solve research problems and critically analyse findings in relation to your discipline and industry needs 

2. Midway Progress Report 20% (1000 words or equivalent)

The report should include the draft versions of your Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology. This is an opportunity for you to gain feedback on your work to date. It is also an opportunity for you to identify gaps and revise your project timeline.  

This task relates to the following learning outcomes:

  • Implement a substantial research project
  • Solve research problems and critically analyse findings in relation to your discipline and industry needs
  • Present findings to situate your work in the field to inform future professional practice and research

3. Reflective summary 20% (500 words)

Your reflective summary will provide an opportunity for you to reflect on your learning in this course and to identify key moments in the research process. You will consider not only what you have learnt but also how you have learnt and reflect on these learnings within the context of professional practice.

Your reflective summary relates to the following course learning outcome:

  • Critically reflect on your personal and professional learning and develop strategies to implement this learning in professional practice

4. Final report (individual) 50% (6000 words or equivalent PLUS relevant revisions of Assignments 2 and 3)

Your final report is the culmination of your learning in MoDDD and in the industry project stream. The report will be completed in consultation with an industry partner and will address a real world need in the field of Disaster, Design and Development.

This assessment task relates to the following course learning outcomes:

  • Implement a substantial research project
  • Solve research problems and critically analyse findings in relation to your discipline and industry needs
  • Present findings to situate your work in the field to inform future professional practice and research

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equity Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment