Courses Handbook 2010

190803 v.7 Master of Philosophy (Building Studies)


Course CRICOS Code: 061525K
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years


This research-based higher degree develops research skills and advances knowledge in the discipline.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

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

Duration and Availability

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

Course Organisation

Studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the Postgraduate Coordinator of the Department of Construction Management. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the 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 only 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
308064 v.1   Master Thesis - Construction Management
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