Master of Building (Thesis)

Course 062-AT (2008)

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Year and Campus: 2008
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


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Course Overview:

This course is no longer offered. The Master of Philosophy (M Phil) is recommended as a suitable alternative course.

The Master of Building (by Thesis) is intended primarily for people already qualified in property and construction or a related discipline and who wish to study some aspect of this field in an individual research project.

Areas of Specialisation:

  • building construction management
  • building economics and quantity surveying
  • property investment and development
  • corporate real estate
  • construction technology and engineering services
  • facilities planning and management
  • property valuation and analysis

Objectives: .
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

Candidates will normally be required to undertake a research training subject in their first semester. Candidates may also be recommended by their supervisor to undertake a coursework component if they require further training in a specific area. However, any coursework undertaken may be equivalent to no more than one third of the total assessment weight of the masters degree.

Entry Requirements: Applicants are required to have a four-year Bachelor of Building or a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, in a related discipline, with a minimum average of H2B(70%) in their final year. Applicants not so qualified but with relevant professional experience may also apply and may be required to do up to one year of preliminary studies and attain a minimum average grade of H2B (70%) before being accepted for entry. All candidates are required to have undertaken at least one year of practical experience in the property or building industries.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Graduate Attributes: .
Generic Skills: .
Notes: Assessment
Major thesis 30,000 words (100 points)

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