Master of Architecture

Aims of the Master of Architecture

The Master of Architecture program focuses on preparing students for the complex and challenging role of the professional architect. The program centres on design studios, supported by taught units in history and theory, advanced architectural technologies, and practice. In addition, there are a wide range of elective units from which students may choose in order to extend their knowledge and skills into other related areas.

The basic aims of the professional Master of Architecture program are to provide the knowledge, skills and experience that will equip the graduate to be an architect. The practice of architecture today is, however, extraordinarily diverse and complex and no course could provide training in depth for all areas of practice. It is therefore essential that students obtain from the course a firm grounding in fundamentals, an ability to think creatively and logically, and a capacity to explore for themselves those areas they wish to pursue in detail.

The Master of Architecture program will enable the student to:

  • gain knowledge and skills necessary to becoming an architect, noting the increasing complexity and diversity of the architect's role
  • satisfy, where possible, the demands of the professional and statutory bodies for entry to the professional institute and to qualify for registration, with minimal additional examination. The contribution of the program is determined within the context of the university's academic independence in the judgements it makes on the education it provides.
  • experience a range of cultural, technical and theoretical approaches to the production and understanding of architecture
  • be exposed to and acquire a range of knowledge and skills that will result in graduates who can provide the community with the highest quality of architecture, including to be able to think clearly and critically, and be able to make reasoned judgements.

Master of Architecture enrolment guide

The Master of Architecture is a two-year full-time degree when undertaken full-time. To qualify for the degree, candidates must complete the requirements as specified in the resolutions of the Senate and faculty for this degree (see chapter 18). All students should read the degree resolutions and monitor their progress through the degree by reference to them. The following points summarise the resolutions but do not replace them.

Summary of requirements

In order to qualify for the award of the pass degree candidates:

  • must complete successfully 96 credit points
  • must complete successfully 78 credit points from the core units of study as described in Table M
  • must complete successfully 18 credit points from elective units of study from those listed in Table M or, with permission from the unit coordinator concerned, from Table G.

Planning your degree

The program has been designed so that some core units should be taken in a certain order and the remaining core and elective units fitted with them. A recommended enrolment planner for the core units of the degree follows.

Master of Architecture enrolment planner - Semester One commencement

Credit points shown in brackets
March Semester July Semester March Semester July Semester

Research studios

 


MARC4001


Urban Architecture (12)

or


MARC4002


Sustainable Architecture (12)

or


MARC4003


Digital Architecture (12)


Research studios

 


MARC4001


Urban Architecture (12)

or


MARC4002


Sustainable Architecture (12)

or


MARC4003


Digital Architecture (12)


Research studios


MARC4001


Urban Architecture (12)

or

 


MARC4002


Sustainable Architecture (12)

or


MARC4003


Digital Architecture (12)



MARC5001


Graduation Studio (12)

 

(and) (and) (and) (and)

MARC4101


Advanced Technologies 1 (6)



MARC5101


Advanced Technologies 2 (6)

MARC4101


Advanced Technologies 1 (6)

MARC5101

 


Advanced Technologies 2 (6)

 

(and/or) (and/or) (and/or)  

MARC4201

 


Modern Architectural History (6)


MARC4102

 


Modern Architectural Theory (6)

MARC4201

 


Modern Architectural History(6)

(and)

     
MARC5102

 


Contract Documentation (6)

 

Master of Architecture enrolment planner - Semester Two commencement

Credit points shown in brackets
July Semester March Semester July Semester March Semester

Research studios

 


MARC4001


Urban Architecture (12)

or


MARC4002


Sustainable Architecture (12)

or


MARC4003


Digital Architecture (12)

Research studios

 


MARC4001


Urban Architecture (12) or


MARC4002


Sustainable Architecture (12) or


MARC4003


Digital Architecture (12)

Research studios

 


MARC4001


Urban Architecture (12) or


MARC4002


Sustainable Architecture (12) or


MARC4003


Digital Architecture (12)

MARC5001


Graduation Studio (12)
(and) (and) (and) (and)

MARC5101


Advanced Technologies 2 (6)




MARC4101


Advanced Technologies 1 (6)



MARC5101

 


Advanced Technologies 2 (6)


MARC4101


Advanced Technologies 1 (6)



 

(and/or) (and/or) (and/or)  
MARC4102

 


Modern Architectural Theory (6)

MARC4201

 


Modern Architectural History (6)

 

MARC4102

 


Modern Architectural Theory (6)

 

         
 
    (and)  
   
MARC5102

 


Contract Documentation (6)