Subject details

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

  1. prioritise concepts theories and approaches to determine and formulate a research focus within a broad cultural and environmental and technological context for further development
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  • Topics

    • What is Research
    • Starting the Research
    • Reviewing Literature for Research
    • Research Methods in Architecture
    • Writing a Research Proposal
    • One-on-one time with your supervisor
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment

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

Core
  • CUR-MAA-MAS-2018
Elective
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2018

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    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.

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  • Preliminary Dissertation Proposal (20%)
  • Interim Dissertation Proposal (30%)
  • Final Dissertation Proposal (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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