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An online postgraduate unit offered by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, this Planning Dissertation Preparation unit covers two interrelated topics. The first is research methodology, which subsequently leads into dissertation preparation.
Research methodology examines quantitative and qualitative research, literature reviews and critical thinking skills, and how they can be applied appropriately to a wider research-based project. The skills you develop will give you the tools you need to begin preparing for your final dissertation.
On completion of this unit you will have acquired the ability to critically evaluate the various methodologies that can be applied to a planning research topic. You will also have put together a detailed research proposal for the Planning Dissertation unit that represents the culmination of your studies in this course.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
You must also have successfully completed the following unit:
In this Planning Dissertation Preparation unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Planning Dissertation Preparation is specifically geared towards preparing you for your final dissertation for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, as covered in the unit Planning Dissertation. Together, these units represent the culmination of your studies in this course.
This unit also provides a solid foundation in more general research-based study, giving you the tools to undertake a range of future projects. You will demonstrate an understanding of a variety of research techniques, plus literature reviews, submitting academic study proposals, citation and referencing and presenting a final project.
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning, of which this unit is a core component, is a professional qualification that can build on graduate studies in development planning or provide mid-career training. Graduates of this course have gone on to take advantage of job opportunities in roles such as local and state government planning, research and development, consultancy and housing and transport planning.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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