Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation will equip students with the skills to prepare a thorough dissertation proposal on architecture. Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Curtin University, the unit begins by asking students to consider concepts, theories and approaches in a research area of their choosing.

They will practise assessing the value of relevant literature, research methods and case studies in relation to the architectural discipline, making judgments and drawing distinctions between each idea. Critical thinking, self-reflection, analytical writing and discourse skills will all be used to develop a proposal for a self-directed research project on architecture within a broad cultural context.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the Master of Architecture, Curtin University.

Areas of study

In this Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to research
  • Reviewing literature
  • Reviewing precedents
  • Theoretical discourse
  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical writing
  • Finding your focus
  • Developing your focus
  • Methodologies
  • Methods
  • Structuring a dissertation proposal
  • Unit review

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Architecture, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation offers skills in critical thinking and analysis, as well as the planning and structuring of research projects and their related writing.

By completing this unit, your ability to express opinions, debate issues and think analytically will be refined. These are all crucial abilities when practising architecture professionally. Career opportunities for those trained in the field are varied, especially for professionals with the ability to combine creativity with critical thinking.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Architectural Thesis Methods and Preparation from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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