Postgraduate Guide Fremantle 2021

Master of Architecture Architecture enhances people’s lives through the creation of meaningful human environments. Many key challenges of contemporary society—such as sustainability, housing affordability, ageing-in-place, city living and community building—often involve spatial issues. Architecture applies a holistic way of thinking and acting to combine creative design processes and technical skills with understandings of human, cultural and environmental issues. Why study this degree? Notre Dame’s new Master of Architecture program provides a unique education in the heart of Fremantle. Gain skills in ethically, socially and environmentally responsible architecture as part of a small cohort of creative, critical– thinking students, embedded in architectural practice. The strength of this program lies in its unique combination of the following: › a small diverse cohort › high-quality teaching approaches › tailored practice placements › socio-spatial design studios that tackle contemporary issues › working within a studio-based, creative-practice research culture › situated and engaged within the Fremantle community The Design Studio is the central component of the curriculum where you apply your knowledge, creativity and strategic problem-solving skills in the design of built environments. During practice placements, you apply your professional and technical learning in local practices under the supervision of a Registered Architect. The curriculum focuses on diverse graduate employment opportunities and is mapped to the Australian National Standard of Competency for Architects. In addition to gaining professional competencies, you develop high- level strategic research agility, resourcefulness and design innovation that opens up opportunities within traditional and non-traditional career pathways. The personal experience of studying architecture at the Fremantle Campus is enhanced by the historic, artistic and architectural context of the city. Within the program there are opportunities to undertake studies in the Kimberley, Sydney and overseas. Program code: 5152 Commencement: Semester 1 and Semester 2 Duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time Practical component: Practicum embedded in program Study mode: Fremantle Campus Program summary YEAR ONE Semester One • Architectural Design Studio: Public Projects • Architectural Contexts: Urbanism and the living city • Technology in Practice: Practicum A Winter Term • Architectural Studio: Contextual Projects Semester Two • Architectural Design Studio: Heritage Contexts • Ethical Issues in Professional Life • Technology in Practice: Practicum B YEAR TWO Semester One • Advanced Research Studio: Community Building • Architectural Research Methods • Professional Practice Practicum Winter Term (or Summer Term) • Architectural Placement (pre-graduation compulsory placement) Semester Two • Literature Review or Special Project (Professional Writing) • Advanced Practice-Led Research Studio or Independent Research Project • Practice Management Practicum Advanced standing and/or recognition of prior learning may be available towards this program by application to the Dean, or delegate, and in accordance with the University’s General Regulations. Entry requirements Applicants seeking entry into Master of Architecture must have a recognised Australian or international Bachelor-level degree in Architecture or equivalent. The application process will include an interview based on a portfolio of Bachelor-level work and may also include relevant professional work. 22 | NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA POSTGRADUATE GUIDE ARTS & SCIENCES