Master thesis

ltarc2200  2017-2018  Tournai

Master thesis
19 credits

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


This activity brings to an end the whole course. Having completed it, students are able to develop independently the approach of an architect by means of a piece of work which brings all their knowledge together. The dissertation combines all nine dimensions of the learning outcomes reference framework.  

Design a project

  • When faced with a complex question of architecture, to choose, analyse and bring together various component elements of an emerging reality. From this, to formulate hypotheses to use when choosing how best to reshape space.

Test an artistic approach

  • Faced with a given situation, to imagine and implement an idea capable of triggering a process of questioning

Build knowledge of architecture

  • Be familiar with and understand written, drawn or built references which form the foundation of the discipline

Place the action

  • Observe, analyse and interpret with rigour the various material, social, cultural components of the prevailing situation in which the thinking is elaborated. Show the potential of this situation through the impact of the architectural project.

Make use of other subjects

  • To be curious and adopt a cross-disciplinary approach to consolidate the basis of what has been learnt

Express an architectural procedure

  • Use traditional and artistic methods to explore, discover, design, reveal a reality, a design or a project

Adopt a professional attitude

  • Act as an aware player, ready to test out interaction with the stakeholders in construction

Make committed choices

  • Demonstrate responsible engagement in a situation, with a thoughtful approach to issues of society and culture



The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Architecture (Tournai)