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Introduction to Dissertation

Code 15213
Year 5
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 5
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Arquitetura
Entry requirements It is advisable to attend, with success, all the previous curricular units.
Learning outcomes The master's degree concludes with the completion of a dissertation. This curricular unit will seek to provide skills and solid instruments that allow autonomy in the realization of a qualified dissertation, both methodologically and formally, as well as scientifically.
In this sense, the main goal is to understand what it is and how research in architecture is developed and realized. Using expositive lessons, analysis of scientific productions and hands-on, the secondary objectives are fulfilled. These are, among others: the importance of carrying out the research and its originality and pertinence, the diversity of existing formats and which are the stages of it, the identification of the topic, the questions it raises and state of the art, as well as the existing research methodologies and those to be applied. Other complementary objectives include strategic issues, mastering the available work tools and managing the process, and understanding the graphic format.
Syllabus 1. Research in architecture
- The importance of carrying out research;
- Originality and relevance;
- Diversity of research formats;
- Stages of research;
- Theme, issues and state of the art;
- Theoretical framework and case studies and
- Research methodologies.
2. Form and strategies
- Strategies and instruments;
- Bibliography and documentation;
- Bibliographic and reading management;
- Academic and scientific writing;
- Bibliographical format and configuration of the dissertation and
- Final delivery and public defence process.
Main Bibliography Borden, I., & Ruedi, K. (2006). The Dissertation: An architecture student’s handbook. London: Architectural Press.
Eco, U. (2007). Como se Faz uma Tese em Ciências Humanas (13.a ed.). Lisbon: Editorial Presença.
Groat, L. & Wang, D. (2002). Architectural Research Methods. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Pereira, A., & Poupa, C. (2003). Como Escrever uma Tese, Monografia ou Livro Científico Usando o Word (2.nd ed.). Lisbon: Edições Sílabo.
Rendell, J. (2004). “Architectural research and disciplinarity”. Architectural Research Quarterly, 8(2): 141-147.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria This course is theoretical-practical, and, in this way, it seeks to emphasise learning processes through research as an answer to the questions identified, both individually and collectively. The expositive lessons and the critical analysis of existing works are articulated with the students' needs to carry out a process of initiation to research, which will result in a research plan project.
The assessment criteria reflect the general and specific objectives, the contents and the theoretical-practical strategy. Thus, the interim work carried out due to tasks associated with specific contents, the final outcome and the participation/attendance will be assessed. Whenever necessary, the work carried out will be presented and discussed in class, and these presentations are compulsory. The rigour and maturity of the scientific-academic knowledge and skills are fundamental for the proper fulfilment of the objectives of this course.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-24

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