This course is an innovative and flexible professional degree. Through a non-sequential structure, which allows students to select from a range of core and elective subjects, it gives students choice regarding their professional specialisation that can best serve them in their future careers. Architectural design subjects enhance a critical understanding of architecture as both a discipline with an existing body of knowledge and a set of practices that continuously challenge and add to that body of knowledge. Research is undertaken as a preliminary to design decision-making, during design and in reflection on design development. Architectural practice subjects prepare students for expanded practice in emerging media and markets, contemporary business practice and global economies and within challenging social, environmental, political and regulatory contexts. Students who complete a Master of Architecture and subsequent practical experience are eligible to become registered architects.
The course aims to produce graduates who are able to: work collaboratively in local and international architectural practices of differing scale, structure and operation be strategic and enterprising practice leaders critically analyse, evaluate, question and engage in informed argument communicate ideas effectively extend knowledge and understanding through research skills and to transfer this creatively through the design process put forward accurate and persuasive architectural proposals, and apply ethical, environmental, cultural, aesthetic and technological considerations in architectural practice.
Career options include architect, designer or urban designer.