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Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Design will demonstrate:
- A knowledge of design based on architectural history, theory and contemporary practice.
- A knowledge of current practice contexts, including environmental, technological, regulatory and project-delivery systems.
- A knowledge of research and design-research methodologies and methods, including empirical and research methods drawn from the sciences and humanities relevant to the discipline of architecture.
- A knowledge of urban design and related areas; enabling them to play an integrating role between the built environment disciplines, including architecture, landscape, and planning.
- An understanding of a broad range of urban design theories, and their practical application.
- Knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to urban studies.
- An understanding of recent developments in the field of Urban Design.
- The cognitive and creative skills to develop and evaluate a design concept that demonstrates the exercise of theoretical reflection, critical choice, imagination and professional responsibility, through the exploration, testing and refinement of different technical and aesthetic alternatives.
- The technical and creative skills to produce a design that demonstrates an appreciation of economic factors, environmental issues, social and cultural issues, building systems and materials.
- The technical and communication skills to generate design and contractual documentation that clearly conveys information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences and that enables a design project to be realised.
- The cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice.
- The communication skills to present projects that contribute to professional practice or scholarship.
Application of knowledge and skills:
- The ability to think strategically at different urban scales.
- The ability to establish and evaluate requirements and priorities in new project situations and contexts.
- The ability to work individually and collaboratively to prepare and deliver a design project.
- The ability to prepare, structure, schedule, evaluate and deliver a substantial research or design-research project.
- The ability to think strategically and creatively in addressing key urban design issues.
- The ability to work individually and collaboratively to establish and evaluate requirements and priorities in new project situations and effectively contribute to urban design projects.
The Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Design has been specifically designed around the University of Melbourne graduate attributes, as well as requirements of professional associations.
Graduates of the Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Design demonstrate:
- Effective written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to communicate complex ideas to a range of audiences
- Critical and analytical skills to identify and resolve complex problems
- Ability to learn and use appropriate technologies
- Effective organisational, time management and planning skills
- Ability to work collaboratively and productively in groups
The Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Design provides graduates with:
- design skills that will contribute to the improvement of our built environment;
- a grounding in the rich lessons of architectural history, theory and technology enabling them to develop innovative architecture, relevant to time and place, people and culture;
- the skills to manage an architectural practice and work within teams;
- the ability to use resources, materials and technologies to produce responsible and sustainable architecture.
Last updated: 9 December 2023