Deepen your knowledge on a chosen topic within the field of architecture through independent, sustained and academically-supervised research.
Undertake a research investigation in architecture and develop advanced skills in critical thinking, analysis and research methodologies under the supervision of internationally-recognised research staff.
The School of Architecture and Built Environment specialises in socio-cultural ecology, tectonic ecology and construction ecology themes. You can choose topics from areas including architectural history and theory, environmental building science, professional practice and parametric modelling.
To qualify for a Master by Research, students must demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more discipline areas by generating an substantial contribution to knowledge through the use of appropriate research principles and methods. This is in the form of a thesis of up to 50,000 words in length which will be assessed via an external examination. Although the focus of the degree is on research, students are also required to complete a minimum of one unit of coursework.
When applying, contact the School for guidance on developing research proposals.Read More VIEW DOMESTIC COURSE INFORMATION
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Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2B (60%+) standard, or a coursework master degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.
For more information please visit the Deakin Research - Higher Degrees by Research page.
Course learning outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLO)
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1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
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4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
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2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016
How to apply
Higher Degrees by Research
Higher degree by research applicants must apply via the online applicant portal. You will be required to attach a number of certified supporting documents, in addition to your research proposal and referee reports.
For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.Apply through HDR
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Geelong Waterfront Campus is located in the central business district of Geelong, about an hour from Melbourne.
Study online at Cloud Campus
Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.