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ARK636 - Masters thesis preparation course 1  
Förberedelsekurs för examensarbete 1
 
Syllabus adopted 2018-07-05 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
4,5 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture, Architecture and Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Course round 1


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students: Yes

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0118 Written and oral assignments 4,5 c Grading: UG   4,5 c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPDSD ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Daniel Norell


Course round 2

The course round is cancelled. For further questions, please contact the director of studies MPARC: ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, contact information can be found here

Course selection in architecture has a separate process. Please contact Director of Studies Anna Knutsson if you have questions.
Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students: No

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0118 Written and oral assignments 4,5 c Grading: UG   4,5 c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPDSD ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Daniel Norell


Replaces

ARK316   Leadership in architectural professions: masters thesis preparation course ARK460   Architecture - advanced theory and methodology - master's thesis preparation course ARK461   Academic writing: masters thesis preparation course ARK635   Masters thesis preparation course 1


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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.

Aim

The aim of the course is to prepare for the masters thesis and develop a first draft for a project plan. The aim is also to give an orientation about theories and methods within the field of architectural research and academic writing. 

NB, the course syllabus is under development during academic year 2017/18. 

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

The student shall be able to:

- prepare, plan and monitor the masters thesis.
- refer to basic theories and methods within architectural research
- practice academic writing 

- identify leadership and learning dimensions in the masters thesis, both as part of the studies and as part of the design and building/planning processes the student will meet in his/hers professions.

- reflect on and assess the learning process the student has been through which will culminate in the masters thesis.
- reflect on and assess the masters thesis as a design process and relate it to a professional context.
- give and recieve feedback in a constructive and creative way, whether working alone or in a group. 
- develop ones toolbox for teamwork and project assignments.
- describe to others, for instance a client, an employer - what kind of experience of learning and leadership the masters  thesis will provide.
- write a project plan in accordance to academic requirements

Content

The course includes lectures, workshops, seminars, group-based and individual assignments and presentations.

Organisation


Literature

Will be presented at the course introduction

Examination including compulsory elements

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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