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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 6001

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
101459

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To develop an in-depth understanding of the dynamic social, cultural and ethical contexts of sustainable design.

Course content

Students will develop their knowledge of consumerism, social change and sustainability, particularly in regard to technological artefacts, innovation and behavioural change.
Students will gain an understanding of creating more sustainable urban design and housing in a global industrialised culture that is linked to sustainable transport and communications systems.
Students are also introduced to notions of the ethics of and practices around waste, manufacturing and industrial ecology and are encouraged to consider the design and development of self-sustaining communities using the principles of sustainable design.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 2 hours x 13 weeks
Lecture (online) 1 hour 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
Critical essay 900 words 20% N/A
Seminar paper (group project) 1350 words 30% N/A
Illustrated essay 2250 words (equivalent) 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
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

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