Master of Architecture Sample Course Plans

Students commencing in 2015 should note that sample course plans are currently being revised and may change.  New plans will be available by Orientation Week (week commencing 23 February)

MC-ARCH Master of Architecture 300 points (Students commencing 2015)

The MC-ARCH Master of Architecture 300 points handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the course. Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

MC-ARCH3Y Master of Architecture 300 points (Students commencing 2014 and prior)

The MC-ARCH3Y Master of Architecture 300 points handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the course. Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Commencing Start-Year (the following sample plan is for all students in the first year of the 300 point Master of Architecture)

The first 100 points of the 300 point architecture program consists of 6 core subjects as found in the sample course plan below. After the first year is completed, students complete the same subject combinations as students admitted into the 200 point program. This program is only offered at the start year intake.

Year 1
Semester 1

ABPL90284 Master of Architecture Studio A

ABPL90286 Construction Methods A

ABPL90288 Architectural Cultures 1: Modernism

Year 1
Semester 2

ABPL90285 Master of Architecture Studio B

ABPL90287 Construction Methods B

ABPL90289 Architectural Cultures 2:After Modernism

KEY  Core subjects   Architecture Elective subjects   Multidisciplinary elective subjects

MC-ARCH Master of Architecture 200 points (Students commencing in 2015)

The MC-ARCH Master of Architecture 200 points handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the course. Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Commencing Start-Year

Year 1
Semester 1

ABPL90142 Master of Architecture Studio C

ABPL90118 Applied Construction

ABPL90140 Architectural Practice

Year 1
Semester 2

ABPL90143 Master of Architecture Studio D

ABPL90117 Twenty-first Century Architecture

Architecture Elective

Year 2
Semester 1

ABPL90115 Master of Architecture Studio E

Architecture Elective

Multidisciplinary elective

Year 2
Semester 2

ABPL90169 Design Thesis Architecture Elective

Multidisciplinary elective

KEY  Core subjects   Architecture Elective subjects   Multidisciplinary elective subjects*

* Note that students may take multidisciplinary electives outside of the Faculty with permission from the Program Co-ordinator.

MC-ARCH2Y Master of Architecture 200 points (Students commencing in 2014 or prior)

The MC-ARCH2Y Master of Architecture 200 points handbook entry stipulates the complete requirements for the course. Always use the University Handbook as your primary course planning tool.

Commencing Start-Year (Specialised area: History and Conservation)

Year 1
Semester 1

ABPL90142 Master of Architecture Studio C

ABPL90118 Applied Construction

ABPL90089 Australian Architecture (PG)

Year 1
Semester 2

ABPL90143 Master of Architecture Studio D

ABPL90117 Twenty-first Century Architecture

ABPL90019 Australian Building Analysis

Year 2
Semester 1

ABPL90115 Master of Architecture Studio E

ABPL90140 Architectural Practice

Multidisciplinary elective

Year 2
Semester 2

ABPL90169 Design Thesis ABPL90151 Popular Architecture and Design

Multidisciplinary elective

KEY  Core subjects   Architecture Elective subjects   Multidisciplinary elective subjects

Commencing Start-Year (with recommended exchange semester)

Students planning the recommended exchange semester overseas – Semester 1 of the second year of the program - will complete the equivalent of a 25 point Architectural Studio, a 12.5 point Architectural elective and a 12.5 point Multidisciplinary elective - while on exchange. Core components should be completed at the University of Melbourne.

Year 1
Semester 1

ABPL90142 Master of Architecture Studio C

ABPL90118 Applied Construction

ABPL90140 Architectural Practice

Year 1
Semester 2

ABPL90143 Master of Architecture Studio D

ABPL90117 Twenty-first Century Architecture

Architecture elective

Year 2
Semester 1
Semester on Exchange

Year 2
Semester 2

ABPL90169 Design Thesis Architecture elective

Multidisciplinary elective

KEY  Core subjects   Architecture Elective subjects   Multidisciplinary elective subjects

Commencing Mid-Year (Specialised area: Digital Architecture)

Year 1
Semester 2

ABPL90142 Master of Architecture Studio C

ABPL90117 Twenty-first Century Architecture

ABPL90123 Digital Design Applications

Year 2
Semester 1

ABPL90143 Master of Architecture Studio D

ABPL90140 Architectural Practice

ABPL90118 Applied Construction

Year 2
Semester 2

ABPL90115 Master of Architecture Studio E

ABPL90304 Flexible Digital Urban Modelling

Multidisciplinary elective

Year 3
Semester 1

ABPL90169 Design Thesis

ABPL90149 Contemporary Digital Practice

Multidisciplinary elective

KEY  Core subjects   Architecture Elective subjects   Multidisciplinary elective subjects

Commencing Mid-Year (with recommended exchange semester)

Students planning the recommended exchange semester overseas – Semester 2 of the second year of the program - will complete the equivalent of a 25 point Architectural Studio, a 12.5 point Architectural elective and a 12.5 point Multidisciplinary elective - while on exchange. Core components should be completed at the University of Melbourne.

Year 1
Semester 2

ABPL90142 Master of Architecture Studio C

ABPL90117 Twenty-first Century Architecture

Architecture elective

Year 2
Semester 1

ABPL90143 Master of Architecture Studio D

ABPL90140 Architectural Practice

ABPL90118 Applied Construction

Year 2
Semester 2
Semester on Exchange

Year 3
Semester 1

ABPL90169 Design Thesis Architecture elective

Multidisciplinary elective

KEY  Core subjects   Architecture Elective subjects   Multidisciplinary elective subjects

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