The NUS Master of Architecture programme is Asia’s leading design and research course for architecture. Our concurrent two-year professional degree programme cultivates a comprehensive and deep understanding of Asia and the equatorial region’s design opportunities and challenges. Students acquire knowledge as designers, intellectuals and citizens who can then go on to shape and influence the built environment.
The M.Arch design studio is supported by a rigorous and expansive curriculum of graduate level electives and core professional modules. Conducted over a duration of four semesters, through the M.Arch I Design Option Studios and the graduate level design thesis, this curriculum trains students to think critically and materially, and to produce independent work of individuality, rigour, and vision.
Directing their own learning experience, M.Arch I students embark on a selection of options studios and aligned electives. During their second thesis year, students concentrate on independent and individual design trajectories, covering a wide variety of disciplines as well as cross-cultural dimensions. Core professional and technical modules support the student’s advanced learning.
The strategic objective of the M.Arch programme is to prepare students for a professional career in architecture amid a rapidly changing global context, and to equip them with experiences developed from within Singapore and through regional and international perspectives. Facilitated by a world-class team of academics and practitioners, the M Arch programme focuses on research-driven thinking and methods through five research clusters: Research by Design; History, Theory and Criticism; Technologies; Urbanism; and Landscape Studies.
The programme allows students to expand design intelligence and creative practice research at an advanced level, and to further discourse within the discipline of architecture. A series of seminars, symposiums, guest lectures, internship opportunities, exchange and field research complement this advanced design programme.
With this, our graduates are poised to become design leaders for Asia, and for the world.