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  • Objectives
    This professional degree progresses the learning of our Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), providing you with a further two years of advanced studies in management, costing, law and professional practice. You will become involved in advanced design projects, analysing urban contexts and considering urban design and place making. You’ll resolve architectural projects to an appropriate level of detail and examine the design, planning and analysis of building projects of a more complex nature. Architecture from a cultural perspective will also be considered, exploring cities and townscapes in their chronological, historical and theoretical context. You will also learn the principles and implications of heritage and building conservation. You will also develop research knowledge and skills before completing your own individual dissertation in architectural design under the guidance of one of our experienced staff.
  • Entry requirements
    A Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), or equivalent, with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 60% or better in the final two semesters of study.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Architecture
  • Course description
     310460 v.1 Master of Architecture

    MArch(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 058728C
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years

    Introduction

    This course follows on from the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) and is designed to provide students with the educational qualification component that forms part of the requirements for registration as architects and for membership of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 60 per cent or better in the final two semesters of study, or an equivalent qualification.

    Recognition of Prior Learning
    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    Full-time study for two years in addition to the three year Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science). The full course of study leading to a professional degree in architecture will therefore be five years or equivalent part-time study.

    Professional Recognition

    This course is recognised by the Architects' boards in all states and territories of Australia as the academic component of requirements for establishing eligibility to be registered as an architect in the respective state or territory. In addition to the degree, completion of approved postgraduate practical experience and the passing of Architects Accreditation Council of Australia architectural practice examinations are required for registration. This course is also recognised by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects for membership, and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    310461     v.1           Architecture and Culture 541                                   3.0     25.0
    310462     v.1           Architectural Research Methods 541                        2.0     12.5
    310463     v.1           Architectural Design 541                                          6.5     50.0
    310464     v.1           Architectural Law and Contracts 541                       2.0     12.5
                                                                                                                               100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    310465     v.1           Architecture and Culture 542                                   2.0     12.5
    310466     v.1 *           Architecture Special Topic 542                               2.0     12.5
    310467     v.1           Architectural Design 542                                          6.5     50.0
    310468     v.1           Architectural Practice and Specifications 542            2.7     25.0
                                                                                                                                100.0

    Year 2 Semester 1
    310469     v.1           Architectural Dissertation Preparation 651              2.0     12.5
    310470     v.1           Architecture Special Topic 651                                 2.0     12.5
    310471     v.1           Architectural Coordination 651                                3.0     25.0
    310472     v.1           Architectural Design 651                                          6.5     50.0
                                                                                                                              100.0

    Year 2 Semester 2
    310473     v.1           Architectural Management 652                                2.0     25.0
    310602     v.1           Architectural Dissertation 659                                 1.0     75.0
                                                                                                                              100.0
    *              Under consultation with the Course Coordinator, a relevant elective may be selected as an alternative to Architecture Special Topic 542.

    Availability
    Year      Location                   Period     All*      Internal    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2           Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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