James Cook University

Master of Philosophy (Architecture and Building)

James Cook University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 081369G

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Master of Philosophy (Architecture and Building) is a research degree designed for graduates from engineering, planning and related disciplines who wish to pioneer new knowledge and present the culmination of their research via thesis.

You will do an integrated research project that culminates in the submission of a thesis and demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research.

Research areas within James Cook University include:

  • Infrastructure
  • Regional planning
  • Sustainable communities
  • Tropical and urban design

This is a two year full-time program offered both on and off campus.

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Research Methods gives you the formal research training you need to enter a professional research degree at JCU’s Graduate Research School.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of a Masters Degree (Research) will have:

Knowledge:

  • A body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in one or more disciplines
  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of work or learning.

Skills

  • Cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and its application
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
  • Cognitive and technical skills to design, use and evaluate research and research methods
  • Communication and technical skills to present a coherent and sustained argument and to disseminate research results to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that makes a contribution to knowledge.

Graduates of a Masters Degree (Research) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:

  • With creativity and initiative to new situations and/or for further learning
  • With high level personal autonomy and accountability
  • To plan and execute a substantial piece of research.

This course is also offered by Singapore campus.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 38,960 Per Year
Start date: Expected January 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 2 years full time
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)
Address

James Cook University

Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 38,960 Per Year
Start date: Expected January 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 2 years full time
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)
Address

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road
Cairns Queensland 4878
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 38,960 Per Year
Start date: Expected January 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 2 years full time
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)
Address

Townsville City Campus

City Arcade, 383 Flinders Street
Townsville Queensland 4810
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 38,960 Per Year
Start date: Expected January 2021
Expected July 2021
Duration: 2 years full time
Study mode: Self study / online (with attendance)
Address

Cairns City campus

36 Shields Street
Cairns Queensland 4870
Australia

Entry criteria

Student must have completion of a recognised, appropriate undergraduate degree, or equivalent prior learning including appropriate professional experience.

IELTS - 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 86 (no component less than 21); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (no component less than 54); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 176 (no component less than 169).

Address

James Cook University
Douglas campus
1 James Cook Drive Townsville Queensland 4814
Australia