SBA5118, SBA5128, MBEA1119, MBEA1129, MBEA2139 and MBEA2149
Architectural Design Pre-Thesis/Thesis
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, UTM

coordinated by

Associate Professor Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin
Azari Mat Yasir

1.0. OVERVIEW

THE Architectural Design Thesis is aimed at comprehensiveness and sensitivity to the design as a whole. Students coming into this level are perceived as having acquired all the necessary skills and knowledge to become an architect in their previous years, and are expected to exhibit them accordingly here. The final work should demonstrate the ability in handling an architectural design in its entirety, including the capacity for independent learning and decision making. Eventually, the students will also be expected to demonstrate the ability to communicate the works visually and verbally, as well as in written form.

In general, the Architectural Design Thesis is divided into two stages: Stage 1 and Stage 2. The graduating work produced at the end of Stage 2 shall be comprehensive enough to satisfy all requirements of the University as well as Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) Part 2 qualification. In Stage 1, students embark on exploratory venture to seek, argue and come up with a potential and viable solution method. It is on this that the Stage 2 exercise be based upon and the solution(s) fully realised.

1.1. Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for Pre-Thesis SBA5118, MBEA1119, MBEA1129 & MBEA2139 (1st Stage)

CLO1 – integrate advanced knowledge of architectural theory, design formulation into an conclusive synthesis towards innovative solutions.
CLO2 – produce a theoretical design scheme with plausible construction methods that potentially responds to aspects of sustainability, economy, contextual, cultural & climatical issues and the architectural practice.
CLO3 – design
a potential theoretical architectural solution that responds to the established problem(s) in the brief/synthesis.
CLO4 – use appropriate communication and presentation techniques in verbal, visual and written form effectively.
CLO5 – organize
a team to function and contribute in planning, running and documentation of altruistic events with entrepreneuristic qualities effectively.

1.2. Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for Thesis SBA5128 & MBEA2149 (2nd Stage)

CLO1 – integrate advanced knowledge and principles of building technology, environmental design, economy, sustainability and relevant construction methods according to building legislation and code of practice.
CLO2 – produce
a complete architectural design scheme with full technical competency, coherent construction methods and compliant to by-laws & regulations that responds to sustainability, economy, contextual, cultural & climatical issues and the architectural practice as a whole.
CLO3 – design
an innovative and practical architectural solution that responds convincingly to the established problem(s).
CLO4 – use appropriate communication and presentation techniques in verbal, visual and written form effectively.
CLO5 – organize
a team to function and contribute in planning, running and documentation of altruistic events with entrepreneuristic qualities effectively.

1.3. CO-PO Mapping

 

2.0.THESIS WORKFLOW

The diagram below illustrates the structure of the workflow for the entire semester, plotting from the Design Thesis Proposal stage (between 2-3 weeks before the semester begins) to the end of the semester. The diagram dictates the division of works and the mark weightages it carry. Do note that of the four main assessments (Final Thesis Assessment, Progressive Marks, Report and Thesis GSD Events), only the GSD Events have no mandatory pass status. It means that any failure at any assessments apart from the GSD Events would spell total failure of the entire course.

2.1. Student Learning Time (pending)

2.2. Design Thesis Calendar 2012/13 Sem 2

2.3. MArch Thesis Overview

3.0. CONDUCT

3.1. Supervision of the Design Thesis

3.2. Design Thesis Proposal

3.3. Thesis Dos and Don’ts

3.4. Appeals and Complaints (pending)

4.0. ASSESSMENTS

4.1. Assessment Criteria

4.2. The Crits (pending)

4.3. Report / Journal Article (pending)

4.4. Generic Skills Development (GSD) (pending)

4.4.1. GSD Sample

4.5. Prerequisite Review for Final Thesis Assessment (Pre-FTA) (pending)

4.6. Final Thesis Assessment (FTA) (pending)

4.7. Correction to Grade (CTG)

5.0. SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

5.1. Journal Article (1st stage) / Report (2nd stage)

5.2. Final Thesis Assessment Submission Requirements

5.3. Final Overal Submission Requirements

5.0. OBSOLETE DOCUMENTS (For Reference Only)

Stage Definition

Complete-to-Pass