Courses - Faculty of Creative Arts And Industries


Architecture General

Stage III

ARCHGEN 300
10 Points

Design as Research

An investigation into the nature of the architectural design process, the research process, and the ways in which these two processes may be creatively combined in the context of a Masters level design thesis, in order that the thesis process and thesis outcomes might achieve the expectations associated with a research-based thesis.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 400, 410

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

ARCHGEN 702
15 Points

Research Process

An introduction to the research process including: research paradigms and strategies, the identification of research topics and research questions, the review and critique of literature, research methodologies, the structuring of research theses and reports, referencing and the preparation of a bibliography. The focus of the course is on preparing students to undertake their own research projects.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 400, 700

ARCHGEN 703
15 Points

Design as Research

Examines the literature on, and approaches to, research by design. Considers research processes and architectural design processes, and the ways in which these processes might be creatively combined in the context of a Masters level design thesis, in order that the thesis process and outcomes might meet the expectations of a research-based thesis.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 300

ARCHGEN 711
15 Points

Special Topic in History, Theory and Criticism 1

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of History, Theory and Criticism studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 710, 712-715

ARCHGEN 712
15 Points

Special Topic in History, Theory and Criticism 2

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of History, Theory and Criticism studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 710, 711, 713-715

ARCHGEN 713
15 Points

Special Topic in History, Theory and Criticism 3

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of History, Theory and Criticism studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 710-712, 714, 715

ARCHGEN 714
15 Points

Special Topic in History, Theory and Criticism 4

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of History, Theory and Criticism studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 710-713, 715

ARCHGEN 715
15 Points

Special Topic in History, Theory and Criticism 5

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of History, Theory and Criticism studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 710-714

ARCHGEN 721
15 Points

Special Topic in Sustainable Design 1

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of sustainable design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 720, 722-725

ARCHGEN 722
15 Points

Special Topic in Sustainable Design 2

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of sustainable design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 720, 721, 723-725

ARCHGEN 723
15 Points

Special Topic in Sustainable Design 3

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of sustainable design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 720-722, 724, 725

ARCHGEN 724
15 Points

Special Topic in Sustainable Design 4

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of sustainable design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 720-723, 725

ARCHGEN 725
15 Points

Special Topic in Sustainable Design 5

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of sustainable design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 720-724

ARCHGEN 731
15 Points

Special Topic in Urban Design 1

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of urban design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 730, 732-735, URBDES 702

ARCHGEN 732
15 Points

Special Topic in Urban Design 2

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of urban design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 730, 731, 733-735, URBDES 702

ARCHGEN 733
15 Points

Special Topic in Urban Design 3

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of urban design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 730-732, 734-735, URBDES 702

ARCHGEN 734
15 Points

Special Topic in Urban Design 4

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of urban design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 730-733, 735, URBDES 702

ARCHGEN 735
15 Points

Special Topic in Urban Design 5

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of urban design studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 730-734, URBDES 702

ARCHGEN 741
15 Points

Special Topic in Materials and Fabrication 1

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of materials and fabrication studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 740, 742-745

ARCHGEN 742
15 Points

Special Topic in Materials and Fabrication 2

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of materials and fabrication studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 740, 741, 743-745

ARCHGEN 743
15 Points

Special Topic in Materials and Fabrication 3

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of materials and fabrication studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 740-742, 744, 745

ARCHGEN 744
15 Points

Special Topic in Materials and Fabrication 4

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of materials and fabrication studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 740-743, 745

ARCHGEN 745
15 Points

Special Topic in Materials and Fabrication 5

Seminar topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in the field of materials and fabrication studies.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 740-744

ARCHGEN 750
15 Points

Heritage Processes

Examines heritage conservation legislation, policy, guidelines and processes. Includes international context as well as New Zealand laws and processes.

ARCHGEN 751
15 Points

Heritage Assessment and Conservation Planning

Examines the assessment of cultural heritage value and the use and preparation of conservation plans to guide heritage conservation work. Coursework comprises the researching and writing of a conservation plan.

ARCHGEN 752
15 Points

Conservation of Materials

Examines the theory and practice of conserving materials commonly found in heritage buildings and artefacts, including stone, brick, timber, concrete and steel.

ARCHGEN 753
15 Points

Diagnosis and Adaptation

Examines the investigation of existing building fabric, diagnosis of issues impacting upon the state of repair or the level of comfort, and the adaptation of heritage buildings, including strengthening, energy upgrading, reuse and the design of additions and alterations.

ARCHGEN 754
30 Points

Research Project

Industry supported internship and research project. Placements and topics to be approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning.

Prerequisite: ARCHGEN 750, 751

ARCHGEN 793A
60 Points

ARCHGEN 793B
60 Points

Thesis

A study of research processes, together with a thesis involving a discourse on a topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning for the degree of Master of Architecture under the guidance of an appointed supervisor.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 795, 796, 797

To complete this course students must enrol in ARCHGEN 793 A and B

ARCHGEN 795A
45 Points

ARCHGEN 795B
45 Points

Thesis

A study of research processes, together with a thesis involving a discourse on a topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning for the degree of Master of Architecture under the guidance of an appointed supervisor.

Restriction: ARCHGEN 793, 796, 797

To complete this course students must enrol in ARCHGEN 795 A and B

ARCHGEN 799
60 Points

ARCHGEN 799A
30 Points

ARCHGEN 799B
30 Points

Research Report

A report involving research and application in an architectural subject for the Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture under the guidance of appointed supervisor on a topic approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning.

Prerequisite: ARCHGEN 700 or 702

Restriction: ARCHGEN 798

To complete this course students must enrol in ARCHGEN 799 A and B, or ARCHGEN 799

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