Master of Philosophy (Architecture)

 

Master of Philosophy


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011 (the 'HDR Rule'), the Academic Board resolutions relating to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended).

Course resolutions

Part 1: Preliminary

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

CC082

Master of Philosophy

Part 2: Admission requirements

2 Eligibility for admission to candidature

(1)
To be eligible to be admitted to candidature by the Dean or Associate Dean, an applicant must hold or have completed the requirements for:
(a)
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney in a relevant discipline; or
(b)
a master's degree from the University of Sydney in a relevant discipline.
(2)
The Dean or Associate Dean may admit to candidature an applicant who does not meet the requirements of sub-clause (1), provided that the applicant holds a qualification or qualifications that, in the opinion of the Faculty Research Graduate Studies (RGS) Committee, are equivalent to those prescribed in sub-clause (1).

3 Application for admission to candidature

(1)
An applicant for admission to candidature must submit to the Faculty:
(a)
satisfactory evidence of the applicant's eligibility for admission;
(b)
the proposed method of candidature, being that of either:
(i)  conventional research and thesis; or
(ii)  studio-based research and an exhibition-type presentation of their work (openly available to the academic community) and an exegesis;
(c)
a proposed course of research and advanced study including;
(i)  for applicants wishing to pursue their candidature by research and thesis, provide a 500 word summary of their proposed area of research; and
(ii)  for applicants wishing to pursue their candidature by studio-based research and research paper, a portfolio providing evidence of the applicant's knowledge and capability and a 500 word summary of their proposed area of research.
(d)
a statement certifying the applicant's understanding that, subject to the HDR Rule, if the candidature is successful, his or her thesis, or exegesis and record of studio-based work, will be lodged with the University Librarian and made available for immediate public use;
(e)
evidence of minimum English language requirements, where not demonstrated by academic qualifications; and
(f)
the contact details of two academic or practitioner referees.
(2)
In addition, an applicant for admission to part-time candidature must submit a statement that he or she will have sufficient time available to complete the requirements of the degree in accordance with these resolutions.

4 Credit transfer

The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the granting of credit for previous studies, including the effect on completion times, except that for coursework no more than 6 credit points may be credited

Part 3: Candidature

5 Appointment of supervisor

The Head of Department will recommend a supervisor and associate supervisor for each candidate in accordance with the HDR Rule and Academic Board policies for postgraduate research higher degree supervision, which recommendation will be submitted for approval by the Research Graduate Studies (RGS) Committee.

6 Control of candidature

The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the control of candidature by the University.

7 Location of candidature and attendance

The HDR Rule specifies the conditions for the location of candidature and attendance by candidates at the University.

Part 4: Requirements

8 Degree requirements

(1)
To satisfy the requirements of the degree candidates must:
(a)
complete any specified probationary requirements;
(b)
complete any prescribed units of study; and
(c)
conduct research on the approved topic.
(2)
In addition,
(a)
candidates proceeding by research and thesis must submit for examination a thesis embodying the results of the research.
(b)
candidates proceeding by studio-based research and exegesis must submit for examination:
(i)  a permanent record of the studio-based work (must be in the form of durable, portable visual, audio-visual, or other digital media); and
(ii)  a research paper on the creative work or exegesis.
(c)
all items submitted must pass examination.

9 The thesis and research paper

(1)
A candidate proceeding by research and thesis shall produce a thesis that:
(a)
meets the requirements specified in the HDR Rule; and
(b)
is in the range of 30,000 to 60,000 words
(2)
A candidate proceeding by studio-based research and research paper shall produce an exegesis that:
(a)
meets the requirements specified in the HDR Rule: and
(b)
is no more than 15,000 words in length, except by permission of the relevant Head of Discipline.

Part 5: Enrolment and progression

10 Probation

(1)
A candidate is normally accepted for candidature on a probationary basis for a period not exceeding one year according to the provisions of the HDR Rule.
(2)
In the probationary period each candidate must:
(a)
complete the 6 credit point core unit of study;
(b)
complete any structured program specified by the Dean or Associate Dean;
(c)
develop and present a refined research proposal at a public seminar, to the satisfaction of the candidate's supervision committee; and
(d)
demonstrate adequate English language competency for the completion of the degree to the candidate's supervision committee.

11 Time limits, earliest and latest submission dates

The HDR Rule specifies the allowable completion times and submission dates available for full- and part-time candidates in this course.

12 Mode of attendance

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time in agreement with the Faculty;

13 Discontinuation of candidature

A candidate may discontinue enrolment in a unit of study or the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.

14 Suspension of candidature

Subject to the other conditions of the HDR Rule, a candidate may suspend candidature for a maximum of two semesters.

15 Leave of absence

A candidate may take leave of absence from the degree subject to the conditions specified by the HDR Rule.

16 Progress

A candidate is required to maintain satisfactory progress towards the timely completion of the degree. Progress will be reviewed annually according to the provisions of the HDR Rule.

Part 6: Examination

17 Examination of the thesis

(1)
Examination of both the thesis and the studio-based work (which has been exhibited in some venue or in some manner approved by the RGS Committee) and exegesis will be conducted in general accordance with standards prescribed by Academic Board for the Doctor of Philosophy, except that:
(a)
three months prior to the anticipated submission of the thesis, when a candidate is advising the Faculty of approaching completion, the candidate must also submit three copies of a summary of the thesis or research paper, of not more than 300 words, for distribution to potential examiners;
(b)
three copies of the thesis, or exegesis and record of the studio-based work, shall be submitted by the candidate;
(c)
two examiners will be appointed by the Faculty, at least one of whom shall be external to the University; and
(d)
the examiners shall provide a written report to the Head of Department detailing the outcome.

18 Award of the degree

The degree is awarded at the Pass level only.

Part 7: Other

19 Transitional provisions

(1)
These course resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2012 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2012 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2012 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed within the time limits specified in those resolutions. The Dean or Associate Dean may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.