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Unit details

SRR711 - Thesis (Architecture)

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:

Simone Leao (Trimester 1 and 2), John Rollo (trimester 3)


Students enrolled in S700 Master of Architecture:  8 level 7 SR* coded units including SRR782; Students enrolled in S701 Master of Architecture (Design):  3 level 7 SR* coded units



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 hours per week (supervision to be arranged with supervisor, minimum study commitment of 20 hours per week)


* Enrolment into the unit in Trimester 3 is subject to Course Director approval. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit content will focus on an approved built environment related topic and will be developed in conjunction with the unit chair and an appointed supervisor.  Students will be required to select a topic or theme or area and to have it approved by the unit chair and appointed supervisor prior to commencing their investigation.  The topic or theme or area will be selected from a range of possibilities suggested by staff who are available to supervise.

This unit provides research training through the identification, review and critique of a particular aspect of the built environment and the development of research.  Activities include development of a clear and achievable research aim, enunciation of the rationale for the research and writing a critical thesis.  This will be documented in a 10000 word paper, with associated image, digital and supporting appendices as necessary, of publishable quality. Students will work with an academic supervisor to assist them in their research and to provide direction.


Thesis (10,000 words) or equivalent 100%.

Assessment will be based on the submission of a thesis (and supporting material as agreed at the outset with Unit Chair and supervisor).

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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