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Study programme syllabus for
MPARC - ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR Academic year: 2012/2013
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2012-02-23 by Dean of Education
 

Entry requirements:
 

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level

 

Specific entry requirements:

 

English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.

 

Undergraduate profile:

Major in Architecture, Architecture and Engineering, Interior Architecture, Physical Planning or Landscape Architecture or Design with a profile in Architecture.

 

Prerequisities:

An architect project portfolio is requested, demonstrating a documented proficiency in urban architecture and architectural spatial design.

 
General organization:
 

Aim:

We have a project-based approach to learning in which studies are grounded in real-world situations and problems. This provides a wealth of opportunity for students to develop increasingly sophisticated design skills, beginning with basic sketching and progressing until they can address the full complexity of a real architectural design project. The curriculum structure is a series of theory courses interwoven with design studio projects. At the start of the first year of study, all students share a common introduction to the field. In the yearsthat follow, they choose to specialize in one of the following three studio areas:


Matter, space, structure
This specialization studies architecture “from within”, as a field of knowledge with relative autonomy. Architecture is matter formed into space, where all three factors - matter, form/structure and space - are indispensable. The basic elements of architecture are: materials, the structures they are assembled into, the expressive potential of those structures as architectural form, and the nature of spaces and the relations between them.


Future Visions for Healthcare, Housing and Work
The studio explores renewed architectural approaches in situations of residential healthcare in an ageing society, in housing inventions corresponding to emerging ways of residing and in rethinking complex hospital design as healing environments. Projects are unfolding in collaboration with users and stakeholders and will range from analysis of specific sites to innovative solutions responding to urgent societal and cultural demands. It is the only architectural programme in Sweden with a healthcare profile.


Urban and Architectural Design
The point of departure in the studio is an understanding of architecture and the city as a dynamic system and the design process as a field of research. The aim is to develop alternative strategies and ways to operate and catalyse change within global transformations affecting cities today. The field of study is the impact of globalisation on architecture and urbanities.

 

Extent: 120.0 c

 

Courses valid the academic year 2012/2013:

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Degree:
 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the system of qualifications
 

Title of degree:

The degree designation is Master of Science (120 credits) (Teknologie masterexamen). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject are stated in the degree diploma. Specializations and tracks are not stated in the degree diploma.

 

Major subject:

Architecture

 
Other information:
 

More information about the programme (url):

http://www.chalmers.se/en/education/programmes/masters-info/Pages/Architecture-and-Urban-Design.aspx


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