Architectural Thesis Project - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.375 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP3 , SP4
  • Assessment: Presentation - Presentation of final thesis (100%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 8,400.00
International 8,650.00

Students will choose either: A research project, which has been defined by the student as part of Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation, where students will continue to develop and demonstrate independent research skills; or, a major research studio comprising a supervised research cluster studio where the overall studio project, and individual focus, will be devised by the relevant major research studio coordinator. There will be a fieldwork component, the nature of which is dependent upon the focus of the research.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. analyse evaluate and synthesize information pertinent to the development of the focus area
  2. reflect upon and refine prior knowledge and skills and integrate into the development and realisation of the final thesis
  3. select and use appropriate methods to throroughly explore a project
  4. create knowledge new ideas and propositions through research that demonstrates the relationship between theory and practice in the architectural discipline.
  5. communicate the project using oral visual and written skills to a professional standard.
  • Presentation — Presentation of final thesis (100%)
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction - Focusing your research
2Individual supervision

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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