The course is for students in the last semester before diploma. The course has to be passed to be admitted to diploma. It is open to students of landscape architecture and students of architecture who are planning a diploma related to urban scales and questions.
At the end of the course, the students will have acquired the necessary knowledge about a topic, site and related design questions to proceed with the independent diploma assignment. The students will master individual project programming and research techniques.

The course is an individual and independent research work with interim presentations of the different research components in the class. These draft presentations are mandatory and require a moodle submission for each session. The course concludes with a supervisor presentation of the pre-diploma report containing the following elements: