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Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Architecture /Master of property 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.
- Demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge of the property development, valuation, investment and finance, and operation.
- Understand a broad range of economic and management theories, including their practical application in the development, investment and management of global real property assets that meet the client's financial, functional and operational requirements.
- Recognise and demonstrate an understanding of how property (development, investment and management) projects are evaluated, structured and delivered in terms of their risk allocations and viability.
- Have the ability to research, analyse, evaluate, discuss and develop solutions to a wide range of contemporary and emerging challenges facing the property industry.
- 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.
- Demonstrate technical skills to undertake property market analysis; development feasibility; asset valuation for various purposes; investment portfolio analysis; modelling and evaluation of real estate assets, for redevelopment, valuation and asset repositioning; advanced financial structuring; and property management.
- Demonstrate technical skills related to property law and planning as required for successful property development and valuation.
- Apply cognitive and creative skills to evaluate and research property issues.
- Apply cognitive, technical, interpersonal, communication and technical skills that demonstrate the ability to synthesise complex information then plan, organise, lead and control a property development, valuation, investment or management task.
- Apply communication and technical skills to avoid conflict, manage risk and monitor project progress.
- Evaluate and communicate contemporary educational research ideas and findings to the wider educational community.
Application of knowledge and skills:
- The ability to think strategically at different urban scales.
- Apply theories strategically and creatively in addressing key property industry issues and/or undertaking property industry related activities.
- 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.
- Work individually and collaboratively to establish and evaluate requirements of property development, valuation, investment, financing and management.
- The ability to prepare, structure, schedule, evaluate and deliver a substantial research or design-research project.
The Master of Architecture/Master of Property has been specifically designed around the University of Melbourne postgraduate coursework graduate attributes and the requirements of professional associations.
- 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 Property degree 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; and
- The ability to use resources, materials and technologies to produce responsible and sustainable architecture.
- Knowledge and understanding of full range of direct and indirect property activities (development, investment, finance, valuation, management of properties and practices) nationally and internationally.
- Sound knowledge of recent developments in property discipline and areas of professional practice.
- Knowledge of research principles and methods as applicable to property professional practice as well as for new knowledge creation.
- Skills to demonstrate mastery in inspection, measurement of land and property, analysing development feasibility, valuation, property portfolio management and market analysis.
- Sound professional communication, negotiation, data management and software skills.
- Research skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas related to the discipline.
- Research and communication skills to justify and interpret property related propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- The ability to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills to various property activities from the direct to the indirect, and from the national to the international through planning and execution of research project or a capstone.
Last updated: 10 November 2023