Study Plan (From Academic Year 2021/2020 onwards)

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of Master of Architecture program is 2 years. The maximum study period is 3 years (Student enrolled in the academic year of 2019/2020 should refer to the study plan of their enrollment year for details).

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese or English

IV. Academic Field

Architecture

V. Major

  1. Architectural Heritage Conservation
  2. WaterfrontUrban Architecture and Design

V. Course Structure

Table 1: Core courses (9 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MATZ01

Research Methodology in Design

3

MATZ02

Advanced Architectural and Environmental Design I

3

MATZ03

Advanced Architectural and Environmental Design II

3

Table 2: Major courses* (3 credits)

Architectural Heritage Conservation

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MATZ04

Research on Development and Construction of Urban Space

3

Waterfront Urban Architecture and Design

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MATZ05

Waterfront City and Sustainable Architecture Design Studies

3

* The University has the ultimate right to decide which course or whether the course will be opened for all Major subjects.

Table 3: Elective courses* (3 credits)

Select one elective course from the following three courses

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MATE01

Special Topics in Building Environmental Control

3

MATE02

Architectural Reuse and Cultural Creativity

3

MATE03

Historical Architecture Conservation and Reuse

3

Table 4: Others (4 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MATZ06

Academic Activities(ten times of attendance)

1

MATZ07

Professional Internship

3

Table 5: Graduation Design Project and Thesis (15 credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

MATZ08

Graduation Design Project

6

MATZ10

Thesis

9

VII. TeachingRequirements

  1. Students are required to complete three core courses, one course under specific major, one elective course, academic activities (ten times of attendance),professional internship and graduation design project during the first 3 semesters to gain 25credits.
  2. Students are required to complete an original research master’s thesis ofat least 10,000 words and pass the thesis oral defense.
  3. After finishing each course, students will be assessed based on regulations established by the instructor and the Faculty.

VIII. Study Time

  1. The duration for taking all courses is 18 months. The duration for thesis writing and graduation design project is 6 months.
  2. Classes will generally be scheduled from Monday to Sunday, daytime or at nights.

IX. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Master’s Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding dissertation); and
  2. abided by the regulations of the University; and
  3. cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’sproperty and equipment borrowed.

If the student pass all courses required in Table 1 to 4, and Graduation Design Project in Table 5 above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, but fails to submit or pass the final thesis oral defense during the specified period, he/she can only get a completion certificate.

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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