Urban Planning Minor Thesis

Coordinator: Dr Patrick Cobbinah
Senior Tutor: Dr Geoff Browne

The Minor Thesis is a capstone subject for postgraduate students undertaking the Master of Urban Planning. The thesis is intended to train students in the conception, design and execution of research. It is intended to demonstrate independent research skills, sound understanding of your chosen topic, and excellent communication skills. The completion of a thesis marks the possession of advanced knowledge in a specialised field.

The 3MT pitch presentation is an internationally recognized thesis competition, originally started by the University of Queensland. Presenting in a 3MT competition encourages students to increase their capacity to effectively explain their research in just three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Different from the mid-way research proposal presentations in Minor Thesis (Part 1), it provides an opportunity for students completing their Minor Thesis (Part 2) to tell the story of their research in a short accessible and highly impactful way.

The 3MT presentations were judged by three members of staff from the urban planning discipline with students also voting for their student’s choice. Included here for the MSDx are the first prize winner, Giovanna Dalla Costa Cruzato, the runner up, Khulood S. Alhammadi and students' choice, Fatima El Samad, plus a selection of others.

Three Minute Thesis videos

Fatima El Samad
Moving further to stay close? The housing pathways of Somali-born women in outer suburban Melbourne

Sitak Sath
Uncertain impacts of sea level rise by 2100 - Identification of urban social infrastructure at risk of inundation in Kingston, Victoria

Nat Manawadu
Mind the Gap: Public (trans)it pathways to gender-inclusive transport planning

Khulood Alhammadi
Neighbourhood walkability assessment: A case study of two of Dubai's native neighbourhoods

Giovanna Dalla
Gender equality on Melbourne CBD laneways

Cormac Kirby
How hybrid is Victoria's big housing build?

Carlos Enriquez Diaz
Public policies and South Americans' cultural hybridization in Melbourne

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