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Postgraduate | CUR-MAA640 | 2024

Architectural Thesis Project 1

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Exercise your independent research skills and create a proposal for your architectural thesis. You'll study relevant literature and examples in the field of architecture. Work through your ideas. Get ready to wrap it up in Architectural Thesis Project 2.

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Start dates
27 May 2024,
26 Aug 2024,
25 Nov 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Architectural Thesis Project 1

About this subject

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

    1. prioritise concepts theories and approaches to determine a research focus within a broad cultural and environmental and technological context for further refinement of the research project
    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 preliminary project report using critical thinking, analytical writing and theoretical discourse skills relevant to the focus of the study within the discipline of architecture
    4. produce preliminary thesis work by analysing, evaluating, exploring and testing ideas against the identified set of criteria

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-MAA-MAS-2024 - Master of Architecture


  • CUR-FAST-MAS-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study (Postgraduate)

Prior study

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:

and one of

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).

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required.
  • Other requirements - Access to the Internet.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Architecture

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