Master of Architecture Design Thesis

Information regarding studio options and balloting for students enrolled in Master of Architecture Design Thesis.

Master of Architecture Design Thesis students are offered a selection of studio options each semester.

Studio leaders will present their studio topics at the Presentation Day held on the Friday before semester.  Studio offerings will also be posted below prior to the beginning of semester, and the Studio Brochure will be published and made available to students a few days prior to the Presentation Day. The Brochure will include descriptions and a timetable.

Class allocation for Design Thesis is done by ballot. If you are enrolled in ABPL90169 Master of Architecture Design Thesis, please read the information below.

You can view studios from previous semesters in the Studio Archive.

Semester 1, 2018

  • Presentation Day: Friday 23 February, 3PM - 7PM, B117 Theatre, MSD Building
  • Ballot opens: Friday 23 February, 3PM
  • Ballot closes: Monday 26 February, 9AM

Ballot Information

Students will be given a paper ballot form to complete after Presentation Day.  A .pdf version of this form will also be made available on Friday 23 February via the subject's LMS page and via a link posted below.

This ballot form is to be returned to the Subject Coordinator by 9AM on the Monday of Week 1 of Semester, either in person or via email. Final studio allocation will be posted to the LMS that afternoon.  Please check the allocation and attend your allocated studio accordingly.

Presentation Recordings

Footage from Studio Presentation Day is available to students under 'Lecture Capture' in the LMS sidebar.

Independent thesis

Within the Master of Architecture, those students who wish to undertake individual supervision, ie. an independent thesis, must meet the following requirements:

  • a minimum average design studio mark over the past 12 months at the MSD of 75% (H2A) – this is the minimum average required for entry into an M.Phil or PhD program at the University of Melbourne
  • a portfolio of design work undertaken at the University of Melbourne
  • a research proposal (minimum 300 words)
  • a proposed supervisor and written agreement from said supervisor that they are willing to supervise the candidate
  • approval by a selection panel comprising the Subject Coordinator(s), M.Arch Coordinator, and the Professor of Architectural Design

Students must send their submissions for Semester 1 2018 by email to Dr Alex Selenitsch and Professor Philip Goad by Monday 19 February in order to be considered.

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