Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture

Enrolment guide

To qualify for graduation from the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture degree, students must fulfil the requirements specified by the resolutions of Senate and the University School.

All students should familiarise themselves with the course resolutions and monitor their own progress in reference to them. The following points summarise the resolutions but do not replace them.

Summary of requirements

To qualify for the award of the pass degree, candidates must:

  • maintain a full-time enrolment. 24 credit points per semester is a normal full-time load, 18 is the minimum and 30 is the maximum.
  • successfully complete 144 credit points. 120 of these are made up of core units of study as described in Table N.
  • successfully complete at least 24 credit points of elective units of study, including a minimum of 12 credit points of 2000-level or 3000-level elective units of study as listed in Table N.
  • successfully complete the 6-credit point Master of Architecture prerequisite unit of study, Architectural Professional Practice (BDES3025).
  • successfully complete 18 credit points of honours preparatory units.
  • successfully complete the 12 credit point Architecture Dissertation from Table N.
  • successfully complete 78 credit points of core units of study from the Master of Architecture Table N.

Students may, with the permission of the unit coordinator concerned, enrol in elective units of study from the school's tables of graduate units, provided they have completed at least 96 credit points with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 70.

Requirements for progression to the fourth year Honours component

Students are required to achieve:

  • a weighted average mark of at least 70 across all units of study in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture component;
  • a dissertation topic developed by the student; and
  • confirmation from an appropriate member of full-time or fractional academic or research staff that they are willing to supervise their dissertation.

Progression to the Master of of Architecture

Requirements:

  • a credit average across all units in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture component;
  • completion of the Master of Architecture prerequisite unit of study Architectural Professional Practice (BDES3025).

Enrolment planner

Year 1

 

Credit points

Semester 1

 

 

BDES1026

Architecture Studio 1A

12

BDES1011

Architectural History/Theory 1

6

 

Elective*

6

Semester 2

 

 

BDES1027

Architecture Studio 1B

12

BDES1023

Architectural Technologies 1

6

BDES1028

Honours Intensive Studio 1

6

 

 

 

Year 2

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

BDES2026

Architecture Studio 2A

12

BDES2013

Architectural Technologies 2

6

 

Elective*

6

Semester 2

 

 

BDES2027

Architecture Studio 2B

12

BDES2024

Art Processes

6

BDES2028

Honours Intensive Studio 2

6

 

 

 

Year 3

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

BDES3011

Architectural History/Theory 3

6

BDES3026

Architecture Studio 3A

12

ARCH4007

Critical Thinking in Architecture

 6

Semester 2

 

 

BDES3025

 Architectural Professional Practice

6

BDES3027

 Architecture Studio 3B

12

ARCH4008

 Architecture Research Areas

6

 

 

 

Year 4

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

MARC4101

 Advanced Technologies 1

6

MARC4003

 Digital Architecture Research Studio

12

ARCH4009

 Research Methods in Architecture

6

Semester 2

 

 

MARC4001

 Urban Architecture Research Studio

12

ARCH4010

 Architecture Dissertation

12

 

 

 

Year 5

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

MARC4002

Sustainable Architecture Research Studio

12

MARC4201

Modern Architectural History

6

MARC5101

Advanced Technologies 2

6

Semester 2

 

 

MARC5001

Graduation Studio

12

MARC4102

Modern Architectural Theory

6

MARC5102

Contract Documentation

6

     

* indicates free elective