Architectural Thesis Preparation
Scaffold your learning experience by developing architectural research skills. Look at the literature review process from multiple angles. Formulate a research focus.Put your new knowledge towards preparing an architectural dissertation proposal.
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- 29 Nov 2021
- 29 Aug 2022
- 28 Nov 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- prioritise concepts theories and approaches to determine and formulate a research focus within a broad cultural and environmental and technological context for further development
- assess the value of research theories and methods, and prioritise a set of design criteria as appropriate to the architectural discipline in order to make judgements and discriminate between ideas
- develop a research proposal using critical thinking, analytical writing, self-reflection and theoretical discourse skills relevant to the focus of the study within the discipline of architecture.
- What is Research
- Starting the Research
- Reviewing Literature for Research
- Research Methods in Architecture
- Writing a Research Proposal
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:and
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Students must meet one of the following requisite rule groups: 1. MAA402 Architectural Systems and Research Methods AND MAA401 Architecture and Culture Research Topics and Methods AND MAA407 Urban Design Research Studio AND MAA408 Urban Design Research Methods OR 2. MAA411 Complex Buildings Research Methods AND MAA402 Architectural Systems and Research Methods AND MAA401 Architecture and Culture Research Topics and Methods AND MAA409 Complex Buildings Research Studio OR 3. MAA402 Architectural Systems and Research Methods AND MAA401 Architecture and Culture Research Topics and Methods AND MAA507 Integrated Buildings Research Methods AND MAA506 Integrated Buildings Research Studio
- Other requirements -
Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone
This subject was previously known as Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation.
Application of skills and knowledge obtained in architectural research in theory and methods, leading to the development of an architectural dissertation proposal. The Proposal includes an extensive study of relevant literature, exemplars and precedents in the selected field of study as it relates to the discipline of architecture.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
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- Preliminary Dissertation Proposal (20%)
- Interim Dissertation Proposal (30%)
- Final Dissertation Proposal (50%)
Current study term: 29 Aug 21 to 28 Nov 21
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 28 Nov 21 to 27 Feb 22
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