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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 4033

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013251

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To develop students’ competence in applying research design processes, strategies and practices to design projects which focus on contemporary issues of sustainable development.

Course content

Students will develop knowledge of architectural design processes by investigating physical, mental, spiritual, cultural, social, ethical and economic issues in designing for ecological responsibility. Students will further develop their knowledge of environmental filtering through studies of the bio-physical environments and comfort, passive and active environmental modification, energy and resources management, and ecological footprints of the various built form. Students will apply design strategies in the materials selection process, and integrate lifecycles, occupant health and social sustainability into the construction strategies.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Studio 6 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Design Investigation Sketch Stage 1350 words (equivalent) 15% N/A
Developing Design Stage 2250 words (equivalent) 25% N/A
Final Design Submission 5400 words (equivalent) 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.25
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Art, Architecture and Design

Degrees this course is offered in

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