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AAR4990 - Master Thesis in Architecture

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE

The candidate...

- has advanced knowledge of architecture as a field of knowledge; its theory and history as well as its technical, scientific, social and cultural basis, and can apply this knowledge in her own architectural work.

- has advanced aesthetic and practical understanding (tacit knowledge), and is able to apply this knowledge in her own architectural work.

- has advanced experiential knowledge of the relationship between architectural representations at different levels of abstraction, and concrete built architecture, cities and towns that are in use over time.


SKILLS

The candidate...

- is able to give form to architecture and/or cities/towns at an international architectural level through artistic and scientific investigations, concept development, and architectural design in relevant formats – and/or through architectural knowledge theory.

- is thoroughly trained in the use of architectural methods, tools and expressions, and can apply these in architectural design, urban design and/or research, in a targeted, professional and experimental manner.

- is able to critically assess and recognise quality in architectural works, cities, projects and urban plans, including in her own work, and make use of such assessments in her own architectural work.


GENERAL COMPETENCE

The candidate...

- takes independent responsibility for her own learning and professional development, and is able to apply her knowledge in new fields.

- is able to reflect critically and ethically on her own architectural work, create new frameworks for understanding, and depart from conventions after critical consideration.

- is able to communicate architectural work, including her own and others’ work, to specialists as well as to the general public, at a professional level and in an academic context.

- relates her professional competence and involvement to key societal issues.

Learning methods and activities

The master thesis accounts for 30 SP and is executed normally in 10. semester. Information on the implementation of the master thesis and preparations for this, is done in the previous semester. The candidate must sign up to AAR4990 also in the semester before they will deliver the master thesis to get relevant information.

Further on evaluation

The master's thesis can be done:

1) Individually
2) In groups of two students with individual assessment
3) In groups of two students with a common assessment

All students have the right to complete the Master's thesis individually. In the assignment type 2, each student's contribution needs to be clearly identifiable.

Students are allowed to choose assignment type 2 or 3 provided that they themselves organise the group and that the supervisor for the group approves this.

In case of a group assignment, students must enter into a written agreement on the relationship. The parties to the agreement are the students in the group and the supervisor. A special form has to be used in these cases.

Requirements for submitted material and sensor guidance can be found on Blackboard as pdf "Diploma Handbook".It is expected that both master's students, program councils and the department heads of IAP and IAT, supervisors at both institutes and invited examiners have read the handbook for diploma. The coordinator communicates this to the students on Blackboard and IAP / IAT as pdf in connection with the assessment.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge

Minimum one design studio (15 ects) must be included in the courses taken in the 5th year.

The main rule is that all required courses must be passed. The faculty may accept that a maximum of one course of 7.5 ects may remain. The prerequisite is that the remaining course is not considered essential for the completion of the master's thesis.

12 weeks of mandatory work experience must be approved.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning

Examination

Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100

Release
2020-12-14

Submission
2020-12-18


07:00


16:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100

Release
2021-05-14

Submission
2021-05-21


12:00


12:00

INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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