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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 4008

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013252

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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)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To develop students’ advanced knowledge of design and construction documentation conventions and competence in applying research and architectural processes, strategies, and practices to architectural-design studio project/s of increasing complexity and scale.

Course content

Students will develop and apply skills and knowledge in the context of theories of culture, value, tectonics and technology and their integration in the design and resolution of buildings and environments of increasing complexity, and their professional responsibilities to clients, society, and the environment.

Students will enhance the management of the documentation process by acquiring skills in planning, organising, and controlling design development and the coordination of the project team. Students will also gain skills in project management through project definition, feasibility and appraisal, time, cost, quality, risk, procurement, organisational structures and communication, computer software and scheduling tools, project commissioning and handover, evaluation, and feedback. Students will synthesise the development of a complex building design into a comprehensive set of contract documents by incorporating complex design intentions and the principles of building structures, building services, building regulation and codes, construction systems, and materials.

Students will develop and apply skills and knowledge specific to NSCA (National Standard of Competency for Architects) criteria: 3.4, 3.7, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 5.3, 5.5, 6.2, 6.4, and 6.5.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 6 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
Project 3600 words (equivalent) 40% N/A
Project 5400 words (equivalent) 60% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
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
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Degrees this course is offered in

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