Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
|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 Architecture (by Thesis) is intended primarily for people who are already qualified in architecture and who wish to pursue research in the field. Applicants who are qualified in disciplines other than architecture are invited to apply for a Master of Planning and Design (by Thesis).
Areas of Specialisation:
Upon completion of the degree the candidate will be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:
Candidates will normally be required to undertake a research training subject in their first semester. A candidates supervisor may also recommend a coursework component in the course of study if the candidate requires 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.
|Applicants are required to have a five-year undergraduate or higher degree in architecture with a minimum average of H2B(70%) in the final year. A candidate not so qualified may be required to take preliminary studies equivalent to one year full-time (100 points). Upon achieving an average of H2B (70%), the candidate may be considered for progression to Masters.
|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.
|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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