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ARK641 - Masters thesis preparation course 2  
Förberedelsekurs för examensarbete 2
 
Syllabus adopted 2018-07-05 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
3,0 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: No

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0118 Written and oral assignments 3,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c 2,0 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 3,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c 2,0 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

ARK461   Academic writing: masters thesis preparation course ARK640   Masters thesis preparation course 2


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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 master’s programme) with architectural design focus or corresponding qualifications. Master's thesis preparation course 1.

Aim

The course prepares the students for their master’s thesis under the
guidance of assigned examiner(s) and supervisor(s). It explores specific
theories and/or design methods associated with a particular niche of
architecture and urban design. It trains the students’ ability to use design
studies, precedent studies, context studies, material studies and/or theoretical
texts as a basis for formulating a design problem and/or research query.

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



Knowledge and understanding



Position their own work in relation to a particular trajectory of design
and research in architecture and urban design.



 



Abilities and skills



Plan and structure their own work during the course of the master¿s
thesis.

Write and develop a project plan that fulfills basic academic standards.

Use design studies, precedent studies, context studies, material studies and/or
theoretical texts as a basis for formulating a design problem and/or research
query.



 



Ability of assessment and
attitude



Understand and promote the importance of drawing from the work of others
in order to innovate.



Content

The course consists of a series of lectures, seminars and/or individual desk crits. With the aid of these meetings, and in dialogue with the examiner and supervisor, students develop a final draft of their project plan for the master¿s thesis. The project plan should contain a thesis title, an abstract, a bibliography and a schedule of the master's thesis semester. It should in addition contain design studies, precedent studies, context studies, material studies and/or arguments laid out in writing, as outlined in a brief provided by the examiner(s).

Organisation

Students are divided in groups based on assigned master's thesis examiner(s) and supervisor(s). Based on the course plan, each team of examiner(s) and supervisor(s) present their own brief and set of specific deliverables at the outset of the course.

The course starts in week 5 of the semester and meets 6-7 times before the end of the semester. The brief and its context is introduced in an introductory presentation. Learning is structured around a weekly assignment and/or feedback provided in desk crit sessions. The total amount of instruction each week is limited to a maximum of 3 hours. Students work individually or in pairs.

Literature

To be announced in a bibliography in each course brief.

Examination including compulsory elements

Student are required to participate actively in a minimum of 80% of all seminars and desk crits. Each project plan is reviewed and graded after submission at the end of the semester.


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