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EV5602 - Urban Design Studio

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject focuses on techniques of site survey, urban analysis and design, and reviews the significance of context. The main objective is to develop skills related to the description, evaluation and analysis of urban spaces, and the application of this understanding to a range of design scales (from masterplan to site design). The studio lays the foundations for the development of design responses that are effective and appropriate to their setting, providing an essential base from which students can progress to urban planning and design practice upon completing their degrees.

Learning Outcomes

  • undertake site analysis, planning and design at a range of scales;
  • develop a design process that enables the achievement of project requirements;
  • research, analyse and interpret the implications of biophysical, economic, social and cultural characteristics and values for urban design within a design framework;
  • consider concepts of site design theory, including spatial experience, cultural requirements and place meaning;
  • relate three dimensional technical data to site understanding;
  • communicate analytical and design ideas, graphically and in writing.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Quizzes or tests - (10%)
  • Assignments - (30%)
  • Design proposal - (60%).
Prerequisites: 12CP of level 3 subjects for undergraduate students


Cairns, Study Period 7, Intensive
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching 21-Jun-2020 to 25-Jun-2020 (9am-5pm Sunday 21st - Thursday 25th June 2020)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 8 hours lectures
  • 7 hours tutorials - online tutorials
  • 35 hours practicals - face to face
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law
Lecturer: Dr Simona Azzali.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 72 hours - Combined teaching hours
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.