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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 5035

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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Course ID
101542

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To develop students' understanding of ethics and the regulatory framework related to professional architectural practice including agreements between architects, clients, and consultants, and the process of administering standard forms of building contracts.

Course content

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the social, ethical, and cultural values relevant to architectural practice and the impacts on project users and broader communities. Students will develop knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements and obligations related to practicing as a registered architect in Australia; the processes involved in registering as an architect; professional organisations associated with the practice of architecture; the preparation of specifications and schedules; an understanding of agreements between architects, clients, and consultants; the administration of tendering processes and standard forms of building contracts; methods of dispute resolution; and knowledge of appropriate verbal, written, and visual means to communicate relevant aspects of architecture.

Students will develop and apply skills and knowledge specific to NSCA (National Standard of Competency for Architects) criteria: 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 6.4, 7.1, 8.1, 9.5, 9.6, 9.7, and 9.8.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 1 hour x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Lecture 2 hours x 10 weeks
Seminar 1 hour x 10 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 1800 words (equivalent) 40% N/A
Project 2700 words (equivalent) 60% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Project 1800 words (equivalent) 40% N/A
Project 2700 words (equivalent) 60% 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

Degrees this course is offered in

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