Information for students in the final 100 points of the Master of Urban Planning
Students commencing their Master of Urban Planning between 2016 and 2020 are offered the choice of two main pathways -- ABPL90384 MUP Studio or ABPL90396/7 MSD Minor Thesis -- through which they can fulfill the Master of Urban Planning Capstone requirement.
ABPL90384 MUP Studio provides an opportunity to those students who would like to sharpen the skills necessary to work in a team addressing 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 each focus on different studio themes. MUP Studio is a semester-long 25-point subject.
In the second half of 2020, two MUP Studios will be offered. MUP Studio I will run as a Semester 2 subject, and MUP Studio N will run as a September intensive. MUP Studio is a quota subject and places are limited. Details are published on the subject's Handbook page. After quota selection, students will be given the opportunity to ballot for their preferred studio, and will be allocated and enrolled prior to the start of semester. MUP Studio offerings are listed below.
MSD Minor Thesis
ABPL90396/7 MSD Minor Thesis offers students the opportunity to explore a research topic of their choosing under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The subject involves two consecutive semester-long 12.5 point subjects (totaling 25 points.) In the initial semester students will concentrate on the preliminary stages of research, with the following semester more focused on the development and refinement of their chosen project.
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.
Below is a list of urban planning staff showing their availability to supervise and their supervision interests. After enroling in ABPL90396 MSD Minor Thesis, you will be asked to nominate your area of study, and you will be allocated one of these staff members as a supervisor.
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
|Supervisor||Topics of Interest and Expertise|
|Prof Michele Acuto|
|Dr Stephanie Butcher|
|Dr Andrea Cook|
|Dr Kathryn Davidson|
|Dr Jennie Day|
|Prof Sun Sheng Han|
|Dr Anna Hurlimann|
|Dr Ihnji Jon|
|Dr Hyungmin Kim|
|Dr Crystal Legacy|
|A/Prof Alan March|
|Dr Iderlina Mateo-Babiano|
|Dr David Nichols|
|Dr Elek Pafka|
|Prof Nicholas Phelps|
|Dr John Stone|
|Dr Runing Ye|