Courses Handbook 2008

195203 v.3 Master of Philosophy (Architecture)


Course CRICOS Code: 061524M
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research course is designed for those with a Bachelor of Architecture with honours, a Bachelor of Architecture with a minimum of three years' experience and graduates from other three-year and four-year degrees holding an honours pass seeking to advance knowledge by research in an aspect of the field of architecture.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Architecture with first or second-class honours or a Bachelor of Architecture with a minimum of three years practical experience. Applicants without an honours degree may be required to undertake a research methods unit. Applicants with honours degrees in comparable fields, such as engineering, planning, building and social sciences may be considered. Applicants from disciplines other than architecture may be required to undertake relevant preparatory units prior to submission of candidacy.

Duration and Availability

The course is by research and normally requires one to two years of full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Course Organisation

This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator of the Faculty of Built Environment, Art and Design. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the stated course duration.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and one-third by coursework. Students should not enrol in this research degree to receive a related postgraduate diploma but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Majors, Streams or Other Core Components
99014 v.3   Master Thesis - Architecture and Interior Architecture


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 1 Y        
2008 Bentley Campus Research Term 2 Y        

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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