Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
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:
|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:||
The Melbourne School of Design is the graduate school of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. It offers professional entry programs in Architecture, Construction Management, Landscape Architecture, Property and Urban Planning. It offers specialist development programs in Property Valuation, Planning and Design and in Urban Design.
The Melbourne School of Design welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is the University and Faculty (Architecture, Building and Planning) policy to take reasonable steps to make reasonable adjustments so as to enable students’ participation in degrees offered by the Melbourne School of Design (MSD).
A candidate for degrees offered in the MSD must have abilities and skills which include the following: observation; communication; motor; conceptual, integrative, and quantitative; and
(i) Observation: Candidates must be able to read text, diagrams, maps, drawings and numerical data. Candidates should be able to observe details at a number of scales and to record useful observations of environmental contexts.
(ii) Communication: Candidates should be able to communicate with fellow students, professional and academic staff, members of relevant professions and the public. Candidates
(iii) Motor: Candidates should have sufficient motor function to elicit information from environmental contexts. Off campus investigations may include visits to construction sites,
(iv) Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: These abilities include measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis, synthesis and, importantly, the ability to
(v) Behavioural and Social Attributes: A candidate must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
|Graduate Attributes:||Refer to University of Melbourne graduate attributes located at http://www.unimelb.edu.au/about/attributes.html|
Major thesis 30,000 words (100 points)
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