Graduate

The Master of Arch. in Urban Design and Environmental Studies (MAUDES)

The MAUDES Program in Tunghai University offers advanced studies in architecture within an urban and rural context. Its curriculum extends from the structure of undergraduate program and benefits from the department’s strong design-orientation. The two-year program is composed of two urban design studios, three core courses, and some elective courses in specific topics on history, theory, environmental behavior, and building techniques.
 
In the first year students are required to take two Urban Design studios, which focus on creative thinking and professional techniques addressing selected urban or rural settings and/or restructuring issues under the trend of globalization. Besides, two majors should be chosen from among three core courses—urban studies, environmental-behavior studies, and architectural theory and critiques.
 
The whole set of courses and the studios will help students of this program explore a broad range of topics about the built environment and the society it exists in. It also prepares students to work either in public, private or NGO/NPO sectors and contribute to engaging in the urban development.

The MAUDES focuses on historical, theoretical, and reflexive researches, as well as community-participatory architectural and urban designs. Most of the courses in this program are taught in Chinese. Applicants should evaluate their caability of Chinese conversation, reading, and writing.

MArch I Program (First Professional Degree)

The Master of Architecture I (MArch I) program in Tunghai University is a first professional degree that ensures flexibility and possibility for students to develop their own design talents and creativity. It is intended for students who have completed the undergraduate degree with a major other than Architecture. The emphasis of the three-year program is on the design studio, with a full range of creative and professional courses, and electives in history, theory, and building technology. The core courses are fully integrated with Tunghai’s undergraduate curriculum, which has enjoyed a strong design-concentrated tradition for the past half-century. Each student in the final term is required to work closely with a thesis advisor to prepare an independent design thesis. The final result will be published and exhibited.
 
In addition to the intensive and comprehensive courses, the program also provides rich international and cross disciplinary study opportunities including a summer Workshop in Rome, a Cornell exchange program, and an international workshop held each year in Tunghai University.

M.Arch in Sustainable and Digital Innovation

The Master of Architecture in Sustainable and Digital Innovation (MASDI) is an international program offering advanced professional courses mainly in English. The curricular objective is to cultivate forward-looking and creative future design professionals and cross-disciplinary design talents, focusing on the cutting-edge research of architectural biomimicry, circular economy, recycled materials, and digital fabrication. One academic year of contemporary architectural theory combined with intensive courses of design and workshops, with humanistic thinking as the foundation of innovation. Through cross-disciplinary sustainable research and collaboration, this research-based design program intends to explore architectural evolution by design intelligence, natural inspiration, and material process. Length of study normally takes 1-2 years.

Applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Interior Design, or other related design programs will be considered with higher priority. Graduates with other degrees are also encouraged to apply if you can demonstrate your design and research potentials.

東海大學建築系碩士班永續與數位創新組課表

M.Arch in Sustainable and Digital Innovation curriculum


科目名稱Course Title

學分數Credit

一學年1st Year

Semester 

上學期

Fall

下學期

Spring

必修課

Required   Courses

都市創新設計

Experimental Urban Design Studio

6

6


專題研究

Directed   Research

2

2


建築創新設計 

Innovative Architectural Design

6


6

創意設計發表

Innovative   Design and Exhibition

2


2

設計論文

Seminar on Thesis Design

3


3

必修學分數 Credits of Required Courses (A)

19

選修課程

Elective Courses

科目名稱Course Title

Credit

1st Year

Fall

Spring

進階設計專題():未來城市

Advanced Design Research On Future Cities

3

3


進階設計專題():數位構築與材料創新

Digital   Fabrication and Material Innovation

3


3

進階設計專題():人類世的問題與都市設計方法
Problems of Anthropocene and Urban Design Methods

3


3

參數化之演效式建築設計

Parametric   Design and for Performative Architecture

2

2


環境與互動設計

Design for interactive environments (Chinese-Taught)

6

3

3

空間型構專題研究

Research   Seminar on Space Syntax

3


3

建築設計哲學

The   Philosophy of Architectural Design (Chinese-Taught)  

2

2


聚落與建構

Settlement,   Tectonics and Construction

3


3

選修學分數 Credits of Elective Courses (B)

*表示必選* have to study and pass 

8

畢業學分數 Total credits for   graduation (A+B)

27

The key points of the students are eligible to apply the Degree Examination are summarized as follows:
1. all courses and credits required for the M.A. degree;
2. 6 hours of academic ethics education courses;
3. Pass the English Graduation Requirement. Those whose official language is English are exempted;
4. To finsh at least two the international competition or workshop about cross-disciplinary design, architectural design or urban design.
5.an MA thesis / Thesis Design. Thesis Comparison, similarity less than 20%
6.the adviser agree you to apply the Degree Examination