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SRD766 - Architecture Masterclass Studio

Unit details


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Scott Eldridge

Students enrolled in S700: 8 credit points of level 7 SR* coded units including SRD763, SRD742 (or SRD764 if completed before 2017), SRD741 and SRD765.
Students enrolled in S701: 3 credit points of level 7 SR* coded units including SRD763.
Students enrolled in S711: 6 credit points of level 7 SR* coded units including 1 unit from SRD763 or SRD742 and SRD741, SRD765.

(Note: It is strongly recommended that continuing S700 students complete SRD763, SRD742, SRD741 and SRD765 prior to commencing SRD766.)



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 4 hour studio per week (including 1 x half hour individual project supervision and an additional half hour supervision to be arranged with supervisor; totalling 1 hour supervision per student per week)  


This unit stands as the critical summation of the knowledge and capabilities developed in design for the Master of Architecture. Students are required to produce an individual architectural design project using an advanced design methodology underpinned by an essential theoretical intention. Each student shall formulate a project brief, and move to a position where a substantial body of work can be developed using a range of complex architectural factors and sophisticated principles of design. This will require students to integrate their body of knowledge and methods, and demonstrate the use of contextual, functional, technical and theoretical factors to explore, test and clarify their architectural design project.

Each student will be appointed a supervisor with whom they will work with throughout the trimester, and with whom they will meet each week to receive individual instruction and discussion regarding their individual project developments.  The Progress Evaluation, Final Project Submission, and Formal Presentation constitutes the total grade for this unit.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Manage and take responsibility for an individual design project, including its definition and progress.   GLO6: Self-management


Identify and demonstrate the use of contextual
functional, technical, and theoretical factors towards the formulation of an architectural design.  
GLO4: Critical thinking


Generate an advanced design outcome using a range of complex architectural factors and sophisticated principles of design.

GLO5: Problem solving


Integrate a body of knowledge and methods in architectural design to create an architectural project that demonstrates professional capacity.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Synthesise and present sophisticated ideas of architectural intention through a range of visual and verbal communication.   GLO2: Communication


Evidence critical and aesthetic value of architecture toward professional practice, culture and society.   GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Progress Evaluation Drawings, models, and digital record 20% Week 4
Final project submission Presentation panels (8 x A1 sheets), model, portfolio 60% Week 12
Formal presentation 10-minute oral presentation 20% Week 13

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SRD766 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

Unit Fee Information

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