units

ARC4502

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Coordinator(s)

Mr Ross Brewin (Caulfield), Ms Jacqui Alexander (Prato T2-58)

Unit guides

Offered

Caulfield

Prato

Synopsis

This unit provides focused study into architecture culture. The unit will foster critical capacities for comprehending and contributing to the built environment. This unit examines architectural culture through the lenses of historically and theoretically based speculative and material developments. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and diverse points of view. Students will also gain awareness of the associated effects on and of architectural design.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have a broader understanding of architecture culture
  2. Gain skills for evaluating dimensions of architecture culture
  3. Be exposed to methods and tactics involved in architecture culture
  4. Have developed skills for producing and communicating critical investigations of architecture culture
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study

Assessment

100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours per week and 9 hours of independent study or equivalent.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Ross Brewin (Caulfield S2), Ms Jacqui Alexander (Prato T2-58)

Prerequisites

Admission to Master of Architecture or by permission, OHS1000