Subject details

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

  1. analyse evaluate and synthesise 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.
  • Topics
    • This is an individual research subject without set weekly topics.
    • You are required to communicate with your supervisor weekly and work towards your final submission.
  • Study resources
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-MAA502-Architectural Thesis Preparation
CUR-MAA407-Urban Design Research Studio (previously MAA403) , or CUR-MAA403
CUR-MAA409-Complex Buildings Research Studio (previously MAA406) , or CUR-MAA406
CUR-MAA507-Integrated Buildings Research Methods
CUR-MAA411-Complex Buildings Research Methods
CUR-MAA506-Integrated Buildings Research Studio (previously MAA503) , or CUR-MAA503
CUR-MAA408-Urban Design Research Methods


NOTE: This subject should be the final subject you undertake before completing your Master of Architecture.

Special requirements

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    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

Students will choose 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. There will be a fieldwork component, the nature of which is dependent upon the focus of the research.

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.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Presentation of final thesis (100%)

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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