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The Monash University Handbook provides information on the courses and units offered to students at Monash during the

current academic year. It is primarily a tool to assist students who have commenced, or are about to commence, their studies to plan each stage of enrolment in their chosen course, so that they can undertake the required program of study. In particular, the Handbook includes the overall requirements that students who commence a course in the current academic year must normally satisfy before they are eligible to be awarded that qualification. Students who commenced their studies in their enrolled course prior to the current academic year should consult the archived Handbook for the year in which they commenced their studies. All handbooks are available online at www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks, including notifications of updates via the handbook change register.

Postgraduate - Course
3113 - Master of Design
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture Managing faculty Art, Design and Architecture Abbreviated title MDes CRICOS code 044966D Total credit points required 72 Standard duration of study (years) 1.5 years FT, 3 years PT Study mode and location On-campus (Caulfield) Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3113 Contact details Telephone +61 3 9903 1517, email mada@monash.edu or visit http://www.monash.edu/mada Course coordinator Mr Jeffrey Janet Notes Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year. Part-time study may be offered subject to final enrolment numbers.

culminating in a design product (including design system, process, or artefact). Students are required to demonstrate high-level planning, resourcing, implementation and evaluation, culminating in an expert understanding of the professional design process. Students select one of the following streams within design studio for the entire course: industrial design visual communication interior architecture multimedia design multidisciplinary design.

In addition to the core design studio, students take two units to support the formation of design research strategies, a unit in professional practice, and a unit which complements their other studies by extending relevant skills and knowledge. Teaching consists of studio sessions, lectures and tutorials.

Outcomes
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligningcourse-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html). Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to: analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex theories, concepts and propositions, communicate specific design strategies and methodologies with a high level of personal autonomy apply advanced cognitive abilities, technical skills, business and marketing strategies, cultural enquiry and conceptual resolution to independent professional practice at the forefront of their contemporary industrial practice demonstrate a synthesis of complex theory and design practice through the execution and evaluation of creative endeavours, research and critical context

Description
The core of this course consists of three units of design studio extending over three semesters. These are a series of supervised projects

SOURCE: http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/courses/3113.html CRICOS Provider Number: 00008C Monash University 2014 handbooks: Art, Design and Architecture Page 1 of 2 Page printed: 25 October 2013 While the information provided herein was correct at the time of viewing and/or printing, Monash University reserves the right to alter procedures, fees and regulations should the need arise. Students should carefully read all official correspondence, other sources of information for students and the official university noticeboards to be aware of changes to the information contained herein. The inclusion in a publication of details of a course in no way creates an obligation on the part of the university to teach it in any given year, or to teach it in the manner described. The university reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice. Students should always check with the relevant faculty officers when planning their courses. Some courses and units are described which may alter or may not be offered due to insufficient enrolments or changes to teaching personnel.

Monash University 2014 handbook: Art, Design and Architecture

Credit for prior studies


Up to 24 points of credit may be granted for previously completed similar units taken at the same level, for example as part of an honours course. For similar undergraduate units, students will normally be required to make substitutions.

Award(s)
Master of Design

Assessment
Assessment is based on project work, written and verbal presentations and assignments.

Structure
The course consists of seven coursework units, usually studied full-time over three semesters. Students interested in taking the course in parttime mode should contact the course coordinator for further information.

Requirements
All units are 6 points unless otherwise indicated. First year

Semester one
MDC4001 Design project (part 1) (12 points) OHS1000 Introduction to art and design health and safety (0 points) TAD4523 Research methods in design complementary study unit

Semester two
MDC4002 Design project (part 2) (12 points) PPR4002 Professional practice and business planning for design TAD4542 Research seminar in design

Second year

Semester one
MDC5001 Design project (part 3)(24 points)

Alternative exit(s)
Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award: Graduate Certificate in Design after successful completion of 24 points of study Graduate Diploma in Design after successful completion of 48 points of study.

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