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

The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/ Master of Architecture are set out in Table N.

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours)/Master of Architecture, 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, comprising:
    132 credit points of 1000-level to 3000-level units of study from Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and Master of Architecture Table N., including:
  • 120 credit points of core units of study, including the 6-credit point Master of Architecture prerequisite unit of study, Architectural Professional Practice (BDES3025).
  • 12 credit points of elective units of study
  • successfully complete 102 credit points of 4000-level and above core units of study from Bachelor of Design in Architecture (Honours) and Master of Architecture Table N., including;
  • 30 credit points of honours preparatory and dissertation units of study.
  • 24 credit points of Capstone units either as Capstone Option 1 or Capstone Option 2.
  • 48 credit points of Master of Architecture units of study.
  • successfully complete 6 credit points of 4000-level and above elective units of study.

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

 

 

MARC5000

 Induction Studio

12

MARC5400

 Professional Practice

6

ARCH4009

 Research Methods in Architecture

6

Semester 2

 

 

MARC5010

 Architectural Studio 1

12

ARCH4010

 Architectural Dissertation

12

 

 

 

Year 5

 

 

Semester 1

 

 

MARC5020

Architectural Studio 2

12

MARC5300

Architectural Technologies

6

 

Elective*

6

Semester 2

 

 

Option 1:

MARC6000

Thesis Studio

24

Option 2:

(1) MARC6010

Architecture Studio 3

12

and

(2) MARC6020

Thesis

12

     

* indicates free elective