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The Degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) – MArch(Prof)

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a either

(i) completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Architectural Studies

or

(ii) completed the requirements for an equivalent qualification, approved by Senate or its representative, that is indicative of ability to undertake advanced professional study in Architecture

and

b achieved an average grade of B– or higher over 90 points in Stage III of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies or an equivalent qualification.

2 A student who has not completed all the requirements for one of the qualifications listed in Regulation 1 but who, for that qualification, has:

a no more than 20 points left to complete

and

b achieved an average grade of B or higher in at least 90 points at the highest level of that qualification

may, with the approval of the Head of School of Architecture and Planning, enrol for this degree. The remaining points required for the qualification must be completed within 12 months of initial enrolment for this degree. Should this requirement not be completed in this time, the enrolment for the Degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) will be suspended until they have been completed.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student who has enrolled for this degree must pass courses with a total value of 240 points.

4 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 280 points.

Structure and Content

5 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Architecture (Professional) Schedule.

6 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Head of School of Architecture and Planning.

7 A student enrolled for this degree must, before enrolment in ARCHDES 796, achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher over 90 points in the taught courses of this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Architecture (Professional) cannot continue.

8 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Reassignment

9 a A student may reassign courses from this degree to the Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Planning (Professional) once.

b A student may reassign courses from this degree to the Master of Architecture (Professional) and Heritage Conservation once.

c A student may reassign courses from this degree to the Master of Architecture (Professional) and Urban Design once.

d A student may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Architecture (Professional) to the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Studies.

e All courses that can be reassigned must be reassigned including courses not completed.

Deadlines for Completion

10 a A student must complete the requirements for this degree within four semesters if enrolled full-time or eight semesters if enrolled part-time or equivalent.

b A student enrolled in this degree must complete their thesis by the date approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning which will be no earlier than the last day of the twelfth week in the final semester of enrolment and no later than the last day of the final semester of enrolment.

c With the approval of the Head of School of Architecture and Planning a student may submit their thesis up to 12 months after the student’s initial enrolment in the thesis if enrolled full-time, or its part-time equivalent.

Completion of Requirements

11 a If in exceptional circumstances beyond the student’s control, the thesis has not been able to be completed by the date set under Regulation 10c, Senate or its representative, acting upon the recommendation of the Head of School of Architecture and Planning, may approve a limited extension of time not normally exceeding four months, for the work to be completed. Fees will be as stated in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees, Regulation 4.

b Extensions of time to complete coursework will not be granted beyond the end of the semester(s) of enrolment in the course.

c A student who has failed a course or courses totalling no more than 40 points may be approved by Senate or its representative to enrol for no more than one further consecutive semester beyond the deadline for completion specified in Regulation 10 in order to complete the coursework component of the degree.

Thesis

12 a The thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The thesis topic and mode of presentation must be approved by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning prior to enrolment in the thesis. The mode of presentation will normally include an exhibition of finished work (including some or all of digital, graphic and/or three-dimensional components) and an oral presentation of the finished work to examiners, supervisors, academic staff and other students in the cohort being examined.

c The exhibition and oral presentation shall be organised by the Head of School of Architecture and Planning in consultation with the Faculty Student Centre.

d The exhibition and oral presentation will be followed by the submission of the thesis.

e Recordings of exhibitions and oral presentations are not deposited in the University Library, nor deposited with the University’s digital repository.

f The student is to submit three temporary-bound copies and a digital copy of their thesis to the Faculty Student Centre in accordance with Regulations 9 and 10.

g The digital thesis shall be formatted as specified in the Guidelines for Formatting a Digital Thesis at the University of Auckland.

h The Associate Dean (Postgraduate) of the Faculty is responsible for transmitting the submitted copies to the examiners.

i Where the outcome of the examination is to award a thesis a passing grade:

(i) Within one month of being advised of the outcome of the examination, the student must complete any minor corrections required to the satisfaction of the supervisor, deposit one hard-bound copy of the thesis with the appropriate Faculty Student Centre, and deposit a digital copy of the thesis in ResearchSpace in the University Library. The Faculty Student Centre will forward the hard-bound thesis to the University Library and will confirm that the digital copy has been deposited in ResearchSpace.

(ii) The thesis deposited in digital form will be accessible to authenticated users through the University’s digital repository unless embargoed under Regulation 25 of the Examination Regulations.

j Where the outcome of the examination is to award a thesis a fail grade, the thesis will not be held in the University’s Library or digital repository.

13 A Certificate of Proficiency course may be reassigned to the coursework component of this degree as specified in Regulation 9 of the Credit Regulations.

Variations

14 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

15 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Commencement

16 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2020. The 2009 regulations for the Degree of Master of Architecture (Professional) were thereby repealed.

Master of Architecture (Professional) (MArch(Prof)) Schedule

Requirement:

Research Masters:

90 points: ARCHDES 700, 701, ARCHGEN 703, ARCHPRM 701

30 points comprising:

up to 15 points from ARCHGEN 711–715

up to 15 points from ARCHGEN 721–725

up to 15 points from ARCHGEN 731–735, URBDES 702

up to 15 points from ARCHGEN 741–745

up to 15 points from another approved 700 level course offered at this University

120 points: ARCHDES 796 Thesis

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