Master

Faculty of Creative Industries


Overview

The Master of Architecture will prepare you for a career as a professional architect.

Description

The Master of Architecture provides students with opportunity to gain the creative abilities, technical skills, and professional knowledge necessary to become an effective and respected architect in Macau and internationally. Topics range from contemporary digital design techniques to architectural heritage preservation, and the entire programme is founded on an appreciation of the importance of sustainability and resource conservation.

Recommended prior knowledge

Students should have completed the USJ Bachelor of Architectural Studies, or hold an approved equivalent qualification. A portfolio of creative work is required for application to the programme.


Key Features

  • Design studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors. All are internationally recognized professionals, providing the opportunity to develop architectural skills in a global context.
  • Approved by the Macau government, this degree leads to a career as a professional architect.

Coordinator's Message

The USJ curriculum adheres to international standards while remaining relevant to its specific location, one of the most exciting and unique urban environments in the word today. Host to incredible quantities of new construction, Macau is in an ideal position to foster the intellectual and creative capital for innovative approaches to architectural design. Architecture studios and lecture-based modules are taught by a mixture of local faculty members and eminent visiting professors. All are internationally recognized professionals, providing the opportunity to develop the creative and technical abilities necessary to become a competent professional in Macau and the wider world.

Beyond instructing students in the history of the discipline and its accumulated techniques, the university provides space and time for reflection and experimentation – a platform from which to postulate alternatives, to develop unprecedented solutions to current problems, and responses to as-yet unknown ones. Addressing the full spectrum of aesthetic, technological, urban, economic, environmental, social, theoretical, and historical issues, the Architecture programme emphasize ethics as well as expertise, requiring students to constantly evaluate the consequences of their work on the built environment and the natural world. Our graduates will be good architects, but also good citizens, possessing the requisite skill and vision to contribute to the future shape of the city in which they live, for the benefit of all its citizens.


Typical Career Options

  • Architect
  • Architectural Historian
  • Construction Manager
  • Interior Designer
  • Urban Planner

Study plan & description of modules

Students must complete all the following modules

Please click on any specific module to see its description.


Modules

Year 1 Master
MAR105
2.00 credits
MAR103
2.00 credits
MAR102
2.00 credits
Year 2 Master
MAR203
14.00 credits
MAR201
3.00 credits