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SRR711 - Thesis (Architecture)

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit chair:

Astrid Roetzel


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:

Campus: 11 x 1 hour classes per trimester, 11 x 1 hour seminars per trimester - students are expected to attend 2 hours per week (supervision to be arranged with supervisor, minimum study commitment of 20 hours per week).


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.


Depending upon the nature of the topic/project, and the choice made by the student subject to approval of the Supervisor and Unit Chair, the assessment will be based upon a Progressive Thesis (20%), a 10,000 word Final Thesis (60%) and an Oral Presentation (20%), or a progressive Research Thesis (20%), a 5,000 word final Research Thesis with Creative Work (60%), and an Oral Presentation (20%).

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