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

Overview

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) / Master of Architecture is a five year double degree. The limited intake degree that is focused on developing leadership capability within architecture is for high-achieving students wishing to study architecture with a view to entering the international architectural profession.

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and 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 school. All students should familiarise themselves with the course resolutions as stated later in this handbook 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 240 credit points. 102 of these are made up of core units of study as described in Table A
  • successfully complete at least 24 credit points from the school electives as described in Table A.
  • successfuly complete 6 credit points if the Master of Architecture pre-requisite unit of study, Architectural Professional Practice (BDES3025).
  • successfully complete 18 credit points of honours preparatory units and the 12 credit point Architecture Dissertation from Table A.
  • Successfully complete 78 credit points of core units of study from Master of Architecure Table M.

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; a dissertation topic developed by the student; and conformation from an appropriate member of full-time or fractional academic or research staff that they are willing to supervise their dissertation.


Requirements for progression to the Master of of Architecture

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

Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and Master of Architecture enrolment planner

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

Year 1   Credit
points
Semester 1    
BDES1011 Architectural History/Theory 1 6
BDES1026 Architecture Studio 1A 12
  Elective* 6
Semester 2    
BDES1023 Architectural Technologies 1 6
BDES1027 Architecture Studio 1B 12
DESA3551

Design Architecture General

Elective A#

6

 

Year 2
  Credit
points
Semester 1    
BDES2013 Architectural Technologies 2 6
BDES2026 Architecture Studio 2A 12
  Elective* 6
Semester 2    
BDES2024

Art Processes

6
BDES2027

Architecture Studio 2B

12
  Elective* 6

 

Year 3   Credit
points
Semester 1    
BDES3011 Architectural History/Theory 3 6
BDES3026 Architecture Studio 3A 12
ARCH4XXX Critical Thinking in Architecture 6
Semester 2    
BDES3025 Architectural Professional Practice 6
BDES3037 Architecture Studio 3B 12
ARCH4XXX Architecture Research Area 6

 

Year 4   Credit
points
Semester 1    
MARC4101 Advanced Technologies 6
MARC4003 Digital Architecture Research Studio 12
ARCH4XXX Research  Methods in Architecture 6
Semester 2    
MARC4001 Urban Architecture Research Studio 12
ARCH4XXX Architecture Dissertation 12
Year 5   Credit
points
Semester 1    
MARC4002

Sustainable Architecture Research

Studio

12
MARC4201 Modern Architectural History 6
MARC5101 Advanced Technologies 1 6
Semester 2    
MARC5001 Graduation Studio 12
MARC4102 Modern Architectural Theory 6
MARC5102 Contract Documentation 6

* indicates free elective
# indicates recommended elective