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ARK316 - Leadership in architectural professions: masters thesis preparation course
 
Syllabus adopted 2016-02-18 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture
Department: 55 - ARCHITECTURE


Course round 1

This course round is cancelled


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPDSD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Universitetslektor  Marie Strid
Tekniklektor  Magnus Persson



Course round 2

This course round is cancelled


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0109 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MPDSD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Universitetslektor  Marie Strid
Tekniklektor  Magnus Persson



Replaces

ARK315   Master thesis preparation course


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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Minimum 30,0 credits from courses (in principal the first semester of the MPARC or MPDSD masters programme) with architectural design focus or corresponding qualifications.
In the masters programmes MPARC and MPDSD two masters thesis preparation courses are offered. The courses contain similar parts concerning the preparation of the masters thesis but have slightly different focus. In the course Leadership in architectural professions (ARK316), leadership and learning processes are emphasized and in the course Academic Writing (ARK461), the focus is on academic writing as a method of research.


In the masters programmes MPARC and MPDSD two masters thesis preparation courses are offered. The courses contain similar parts concerning the preparation of the masters thesis but have slightly different focus. In the course Leadership in architectural professions (ARK316), leadership and learning processes are emphasized and in the course Academic Writing (ARK461), the focus is on academic writing as a method of research.

Aim

- To draw attention to leadership and learning dimensions in the masters thesis, both as part of the studies and the design and building/planning processes the architectural student will meet in his/hers professions.
- To be inspired by different views about the professional role and leadership.
- To prepare, plan and monitor the masters thesis.
- To provide an orientation about theories and methods within the field of architectural research
- To provide an orientation about academic writing 

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- To understand various perspectives on leadership and encounter different role models.
- To create awareness of individual leadership for each student respectively.
- To reflect over, and be able to assess, the learning process the architectural student has been through which will culminate in the masters thesis.
- To reflect on, and be able to assess, the masters thesis as a design process and see it in a professional context.
- To be able to give and take feedback in a constructive and creative way, whether working alone or in a group.
- To develop ones toolbox for teamwork and project assignments.
- To be able to describe for others for instance, a client, an employer - what kind of experience of learning and leadership the masters  thesis will provide.
- To be able to refer to basic theories and methods within architectural research
- To be able to write a project plan in accordance to academic requirements


Content

The course includes:
- Training with practical tools for working with leadership issues.
- Lectures and seminars about learning, design and building processes, theories and methods and academic writing.
- Groupbased and individual assignments involving ones own thesis and the formulation of a project plan.


 

Organisation

The course is also given as a half-time course for students taking ARK350 Sustainable building competition 15,0 c during the autumn.

Literature

Will be presented at the course introduction.

Examination

In order to obtain a pass in this course the following requirements must be fulfilled.

- Active participation at lectures, group work, presentations and other scheduled activities (at least 80% presence)

- Submission of all course assignments

- Elaboration on and seminar presentation of a draft for a written Masters Thesis project plan.


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