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Area/Catalogue
ARCH 1034

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
153240

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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 owner

Course owner
School of Art, Architecture and Design

Course aim

To introduce students to the nature, meaning and intention of design and to the skills and strategies used in the representation of design concepts in the built environment.

Course content

Students will develop knowledge in design principles through experimentation with abstract compositions of form, texture and scale. Utilising foundational design techniques, students will explore massing and assembly, spatial dynamics, habitational and anthropometric criteria, relationship to context, and materiality. Students will develop design drawing and representation skills in orthographic drawing, perspective construction and rendering techniques.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 10 weeks
Studio 5 hours x 13 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
Introductory Design Project 1800 words equivalent 20% N/A
Sketch Design 2700 words equivalent 30% N/A
Final Design 4500 words equivalent 50% 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
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* 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

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