Sustainability Research Project (DESC9150)


The unit will provide an opportunity for students to undertake supervised research on a topic related to Sustainable Design through intensive study of a particular aspect of sustainable building design. The study may take the form of a state-of-the-art review, case studies, modelling, field study, or a position paper on a particular issue. Students contemplating going on to do a research degree could use this unit to explore and develop a potential M.Phil or Ph.D research topic. Students are expected to demonstrate their ability to undertake, document and report upon a small piece of structured research related to Sustainable Design. The unit will broaden students' understanding of the principles of sustainable design and the techniques of research in the discipline of architectural science.

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