MC163 - Master of Architecture

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Plan: MC163 - Master of Architecture
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes Statement

The capabilities of a graduate architect are extensive and are set out in the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) competency standards for accreditation, as well as the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Education policy. It is expected that an RMIT graduate exceeds these and demonstrates a high level of integrated skill in design. These are set out in the program learning outcomes matrix.

As a graduate from the Master of Architecture you are an architectural graduate, and on a pathway to professional registration. You are capable of entering design practices with a level of skill which would allow you to assist and lead in a design project team and contribute to it with independent ideas. As a graduate, you will have advanced skills in all modes architectural communication as well as building technology and architectural history, all of which are integrated through design. You will have developed your own critical position toward the discipline of architecture through project based research. You will have undertaken three masters design studios, as well as a design major project.

Upon completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify, assess and synthesise expert design knowledge to solve a range of complex architectural problems in diverse contexts through original design proposals
  • Critically analyse, evaluate and make informed arguments on a complex range of architectural problems and situations
  • Demonstrate advanced design skills through iterative and considered design process, to resolve ideas from concept formation through to design development,
  • Master an advanced body of knowledge and specific research and technical skills, demonstrating judgement by challenging and extending this knowledge in architecture through your design work
  • Research and examine a large range of local and international architectural works, cultural movements and ideas, their theoretical and cultural context and relevance to design in order to form a reasoned position and apply this through design
  • Professionally communicate, transmit and defend complex design ideas through verbal, visual and written media to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Reflect upon your learning achievements in design, taking responsibility for an articulated position toward the discipline of architecture and theorise about its contribution to the profession and demonstrate this through the planning and execution of a substantial, independent Design Major Project
  • Identify, critique and apply a comprehensive body of knowledge in relation to the legal, economic, social and political context of the practice of architecture and its regulation as a profession.


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