Information for students undertaking either MUP Studio or MSD Minor Thesis.
Students can choose between one of two options to fulfil the Master of Urban Planning capstone requirement.
The MUP Studio provides an opportunity to those who would like to acquire and sharpen the skills to lead and/or work in a team to address practical planning problems. MUP Studio offerings are all designed according to the MUP Studio handbook description, but will each be led by different studio leaders and will focus on different studio themes structured around a Semester long 25-point subject.
The MSD Minor Thesis subject offers students the opportunity to explore a research topic of their choosing under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The subject involves 2 consecutive semesters totalling 25 points, the initial semester concentrates on the preliminary stages of research, with the following semester more focused on the development and refining of that project.
MUP Studio Offerings for 2018 - Summer
The following studio has been scheduled to run over the summer as a quota subject. Details can be found below. Enrol by December 8, 2017 to apply. Selection (of up to 8 MUP students) will be based on total credit points and on academic merit.
Studio P01: Placemaking
MUP Studio Offerings for 2018 - Semester 1
Details on the individual offerings can be viewed below. The following studios have been scheduled to run in Semester 1. Students from non-MUP programs are welcome to enrol, however, enrolment priority will be given to MUP students.
Studio AV: Automatic Vehicles
Studio H: Housing
MUP Capstone Ballot Process for 2018 - Semester 1
Selection for both MUP Studio and Minor Thesis supervision will be based on a ballot process. Students are asked to complete the ballot survey via the bellow button to indicate their preferences from 1 (highest preference) to 3 (lowest preference).
Ballot opens: 29 January, 2018
Ballot closes: 15 February 2018
The ballot link will be available here from 29 January, 2018.
MSD Minor Thesis Supervision for 2018
Your supervisor will be your academic mentor: the person who guides your research and academic development throughout the year. Your supervisor will give feedback about your work and provide support and encouragement, so it is important for you to select someone with whom you are able to communicate clearly and honestly.
In identifying and approaching potential supervisors, consider whether your interest for a research topic match the supervisor's expertise and interests. You may wish to discuss with a potential supervisor in your chosen field any core topics or key elements that the supervisor may wish to pursue in this regard.
If your academic supervisor is from outside the Melbourne School of Design, you will need to discuss their appointment with the subject coordinator in order to obtain necessary approvals.
Below is a list of urban planning staff showing their availability to supervise and their supervision interests. You need to complete the ballot process in order to be considered for supervision by one of these staff members.
In addition, other academic staff within the Melbourne School of Design may also be available to undertake supervision on a one-on-one basis.
Urban Planning Thesis Supervisors
Below is a list of possible Thesis supervisors, please take note of each supervisors availability within the semester you wish to undertake the subject.
|Supervisor||Topics of Interest and Expertise||Availability|
|Dr Andrea Cook||Not Available|
|Dr Kathryn Davidson||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|Dr Jennie Day||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|Prof Sun Sheng Han||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|Dr Anna Hurlimann||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|Dr Hyungmin Kim||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|Dr Crystal Legacy||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|A/Prof Alan March||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|Dr David Nichols||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|Dr Elek Pafka||Not Available|
|Dr Matthew Palm||Available Semester 1, 2018|
|Dr John Stone||Not Available|
|Prof Carolyn Whitzman|
Available Semester 1, 2018