Make an original contribution to architectural design.

Introduction

Students in this course undertake a program of individually supervised research leading to the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design that is equivalent in scope to the fully developed design of a building of major cultural significance.

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Course description, features and facilities

The Doctor of Architecture (Design) is an individually focused and supervised professional research program executed in the medium of architectural design. The successful student makes a substantial and original contribution to architecture through the presentation of an exhibition of architectural design.

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Structure

Extracted from Doctor of Architecture (Design) rules

3.(1) A student must present for examination work comprising—

(a) an exhibition of architectural design of a scope of works equivalent to the fully developed design of a building of major cultural significance;

and

(b) an A3 volume containing—

(i) the exhibition drawings in suitable reduction;

(ii) photographs of the exhibition models;

(iii) the research proposal described in Rule 5(1) containing a brief, the scope of works and the estimated construction costs for the proposed architectural design; and

(iv) an expanded abstract of up to 5000 words explaining the student's response to the brief and the contribution of the work to the discipline of architecture.

(2) The A3 volume described in (1)(b) must be presented in temporary binding at least six weeks prior to the exhibition opening.

(3) The work described in (1) must be a substantial and original contribution to scholarship, for example through the discovery of knowledge, the formulation of theories or the innovative re-interpretation of known data and established ideas.

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Professional recognition

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Career opportunities

This degree will equip you with the skills and experience to take your career in architecture to the next level.

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Further study opportunities

Higher doctorate

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must—

(a)(i) have a bachelor's degree with at least upper second class honours in an appropriate subject area or a qualification recognised by the Board as equivalent; or

(ii) have a bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification recognised by the Board as equivalent, and be able to satisfy the Board that they have had adequate research preparation since graduation; or

(iii) have previously undertaken work, which in the Board's opinion is of a sufficiently high standard, towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but has not submitted it for any degree;

and

(b)(i) have completed and had approved by the Board, on the recommendation of the supervisor and the Head of the School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, a Doctor of Architecture (Design) research proposal; or

(ii) have the degree of bachelor of this University or have a qualification recognised by the Board as equivalent, and have, since graduation, passed a preliminary examination as described in the University Policy on Higher Degree by Research Preliminary Course in the subject area in which research is to be undertaken; and

have completed and had approved by the Board, on the recommendation of the supervisor and the Head of the School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, a Doctor of Architecture (Design) research proposal;

and

(c) have sufficient architectural design experience as determined by the Board on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts.

English competency

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How to apply

This course is available to Australian and international students.

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  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees

Application Deadlines

Applications can be submitted any time from January to November.

How to apply

There are several steps to lodging an application for a higher degree by research. Follow the below link for further information and relevant application forms:

Fees

With the exception of international students, no fees will be charged to any student admitted to UWA for a research higher degree at UWA.

Australian students undertaking research courses are therefore exempt from paying student contributions and tuition fees as part of the Research Training Scheme.

Note: We can help with application-related enquiries. If you need further course-specific information, you may wish to contact the relevant Faculty or School.

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Doctor of Architecture (Design): the details

Status
Available 2017
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
By agreement with their supervisors, students may commence at any time throughout the year,  except December.
Weekly first year time commitment
Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research, throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours a week on their research, throughout the year.
Standard full-time completion
3 years
Maximum time to complete
9years
Contact details: course information
Faculty Administrative Officer
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
james.mitton@uwa.edu.au
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6488 4649
Course code
25920
CRICOS Code
058202M