UXH300 Research Methods for the Future Built Environment

Unit synopsis

With the built environment professions needing to stand up to new and different challenges triggered by rapidly changing socio-economic, environmental, cultural, political, and technological/digital trends, how can innovation and creativity serve to address these challenges?  In order to answer questions and solve problems related to the future of the built environment, this unit will provide you with an overview of research theory, philosophy, methodology and future-oriented applications. You will have the opportunity to apply the critical and innovative thinking skills that you have developed in your degree to your own research questions.  You will further consolidate and carry forward this approach to your capstone project. The aim of this unit is to guide you in the creative, holistic mindset that underlies successful innovation in scholarship and to explore how critical and innovative thinking can improve the research process to make us more innovative problem solvers.  Looking to an uncertain and ever-changing future, you will need a deep understanding of theory, methodology, and analytical and digital techniques and applications to understand and conduct your research in an interdisciplinary context.

Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Civil Engineering & The Built Environment
Study area
Building and planning
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2019 25 February 2019 - 21 June 2019
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,169
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $3,216
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,912
Study abroad program
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
Completion of 192 credit points of study
Equivalents
UDB301

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

Unit outlines