University of Technology Sydney

11555 Masters Architectural Design Thesis

Requisite(s): 144 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10413 Bachelor of Design Architecture Master of Architecture AND 11551 Masters Architectural Design Studio 1 AND 11552 Masters Architectural Design Studio 2 AND 11553 Masters Architectural Design Studio 3 AND 11319 Masters Architectural Design Pre-thesis
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This subject aims to further architectural design skills through the integration of a specific research agenda of the student's own area of interest that may be tested through project-based speculations under the supervision of an advisory academic. The research agenda is developed by the student as part of a preceding special research project and may include topics such as, but not limited to, computation and digital design in architecture and manufacturing, material and construction in architecture, environmental and performance based design in architecture, urban design, and activism and the role of the architect and design within critical cultural discourse. The subject also develops a critical understanding of architecture as both a discipline with an existing body of knowledge and a set of practices that continuously challenge and add to that body of knowledge. The subject requires the testing of ideas and modes of practice in architectural design, and the production of design proposals that accurately and persuasively convey the most relevant ideas and practices. This subject is the fourth of four studio subjects required to complete the Master of Architecture degree.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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