|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject is the culmination of each student's studies in Master of Architecture. It will consist of a number of autonomous studio groups offering a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate an original approach to design synthesis in the relevant discipline, which is based on research and critical thinking. These studios may offer an interdisciplinary experience with students working alongside others in a parallel design discipline.
Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of design resolution, conceptual engagement and aesthetic expression.
With course coordinator approval, high-achieving students may undertake the Design Thesis as an individually supervised design investigation. Similarly, under exceptional circumstances and with course coordinator approval, the Design Thesis may be undertaken as a written thesis.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a capacity to make a contribution to the existing body of knowledge in architectural theory and practice;
- Demonstrate critical awareness of how their chosen specialisation contributes to this body of knowledge;
- Demonstrate an understanding of design as a form of research enquiry.
- Written, verbal and graphic presentation of ideas
- Correct use of design terminology
- Ability to analyse social and cultural contexts
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Creative response to complex problems
- Ability to select the appropriate design approach
Eligibility and requirements
Admission into one of the following courses:
MC-ARCH Master of Architecture
MC-ARCH2Y Master of Architecture (200 points)
MC-ARCH3Y Master of Architecture (300 points)
completion of the following subject:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90115||Master of Architecture Studio E||
Recommended background knowledge
It is recommended that Master of Architecture students complete ABPL90140 Architectural Practice prior to enrolling in this subject.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Oral research presentation to studio teachers (10 mins, equivalent to 1000 words), due Week 4 (10%);
- Design presentation to studio teacher and jury panel of at least 2 other reviewers (10 mins, equiavalent to 1000 words), students will present their work in progress comprising physical and digital models, drawings or animations as relevant to the individual design, due Week 6 (10%);
- Design presentation to studio teacher and jury panel of at least 2 other reviewers (10 mins, equiavalent to 1000 words), students will present their work in progress comprising physical and digital models, drawings or animations as relevant to the individual design, due Week 9 (10%);
- Final design presentation to studio teacher and jury panel of at least 2 other reviewers (10 mins, equivalent to 1000 words -10%), students will present their final work comprising physical and digital models, drawings or animations as relevant to the individual design (equivalent to 6000 words - 60%), development of work over the course of the semester will also be included, due Week 14 (70%).
Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend 75% of studios and pass the end of semester final oral presentation.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Karen Burns Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 84 hours: 1 x 1 hour lecture per week; 2 x 3 hours of studios per week Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 23 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 2 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Karen Burns Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 84 hours: 1 x 1 hour lecture per week; 2 x 3 hours of studios per week Total time commitment 340 hours Teaching period 20 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 27 July 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Subject notes
for further information please refer to the http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/msd-studios
- Related Handbook entries
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.