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ARK636 - Masters thesis preparation course 1
Förberedelsekurs för examensarbete 1
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-04 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 selection in architecture has a separate process. Please contact Director of Studies Anna Knutsson if you have questions.
Teaching language: English
Application code: 05115
Open for exchange students: Yes
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

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

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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


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 course prepares students for the master¿s thesis in architecture. It gives an orientation on theories and methods within the field architecture, with a particular focus on the profile of thesis directions (each direction is a group of faculty members with a shared experitise and thematic) currently available at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. It provides students with the formalities regarding the thesis project, including project plan guidelines, evaluation criteria, academic writing, scheduling, seminars, and final exhibition.

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

- Prepare, plan, and monitor the masters thesis.
- Refer to basic theories and methods within architectural research
- Practice academic writing 
- Identify 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 receive feedback in a constructive and creative way. 
- Draft a project plan in accordance to academic requirements

Content

The course includes lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments and presentations. With the aid of these activities, students formulate a first idea for their thesis and make an informed choice between available thesis directions (i.e. available supervisors and examiners).

Organisation

The course runs three weeks full-time.

Literature

To be announced in the course description.

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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