University of Technology Sydney

C11346v1 Graduate Certificate in Architecture

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Architecture (GradCertArch)
CRICOS code: 107469G
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Notes

This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. check with the UTS Student Centre.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Architecture is a focused exit degree designed for students who begin the Master of Architecture degree, then decide that they do not wish to become licensed architects but still would like qualifications that allow them to work in the field. The Graduate Certificate delivers some of the material that is required to become a practising architect.

Students engage in complex, real-world design problems that demand they analyse critically, reflect on, synthesise and propose solutions to difficult issues; research and application of established core knowledge in architectural history and theory is tested in the design studio problems as well as in elective subjects; students demonstrate their ability to interpret and transmit knowledge in presentations to expert professionals. These presentations include oral, written, drawn, and built work and simulate the way that graduates present their work when they are in the field. Throughout the design process, students must demonstrate that they can respond to criticism and exercise their judgment, work autonomously, exercise expert judgment about appropriate design solutions, and offer solutions that are ethical and professional. The Graduate Certificate is embedded in C04235 Master of Architecture, and there is no hierarchy in the AQF level of subjects common to the two courses.

Course aims

The course aims to produce graduates who are able to:

  • Establish and develop an informed and ethical position towards social, technical and environmental issues and practice

  • Recognise and appreciate local and global cultural diversities and values

  • Work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team

  • Communicate ideas professionally and effectively through a variety of mediums: oral, written, visual, physical and digital

  • Produce inspirational responses that demonstrate the successful integration of sub-disciplinary areas of knowledge: history, theory, tectonics and/or practice

Career options

Career options include draftsperson, model-maker, office manager, and office support roles in governmental architecture and urban design agencies.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Establish and develop an informed and ethical position towards social, technical and environmental issues and practices
A.2 Recognise and appreciate local and global cultural diversities and values
C.1 Work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team, initiate partnerships with others, take a leadership role when required, and constructively contribute to peer learning
C.2 Communicate ideas professionally and effectively through a variety of mediums: oral, written, visual, physical and digital
I.1 Produce inspirational responses that demonstrate the successful integration of sub-disciplinary areas of knowledge: history, theory, tectonics and/or practice
I.2 Creatively use architectural media, technologies and materials
P.1 Understand and challenge disciplinary conventions through an engagement with emergent forms of architectural practice, technologies and modes of production
P.2 Thoughtfully apply disciplinary learning in work, with a continuing commitment to personal professional development
R.1 Position work within an extended and critically reasoned context through the identification, evaluation and application of relevant academic references and architectural case studies
R.2 Define, develop and apply an appropriate design method in the execution of an architectural project
R.3 Independently analyse, synthesise and formulate complex ideas, arguments and rationales and use initiative to explore alternatives

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-session, full-time or one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points made up of two core subjects and one elective subject.

Course completion requirements

STM91637 Core Subjects (Grad Cert Arch) 18cp
CBK92052 Electives (PG Architecture) 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time program.

Autumn commencing, full time
11504 Practice: Research Cultures   6cp
11551 Masters Architectural Design Studio 1   12cp
CBK92052 Electives (PG Architecture)   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building