Advanced Applied Architectural Systems - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Portfolio (20%) , Report1 - Environmental explorations (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Students will explore the applied advanced architectural environmental and technological systems of a complex architectural project with diverse client profile, and a multi-layered response to environments. Using skills and knowledge’s relating to their understanding of multiple contexts, students will produce an outcome that will focus on a range of analytical, modelling and testing methods. In doing so they will develop an understanding of the interaction and relationships between key elements of the design, as a means of informing future design decision making processes. There will be a fieldwork component, the nature of which is dependent upon the focus of the research.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critically assess the methods of application of environmental and technological systems to a complex architectural project in relation to the need to sustain the natural and built environment
  2. critically assess the methods of application of environmental and technological systems to a complex architectural project in relation to the needs and aspirations of building users and the community
  3. evaluate the application of structural systems, including construction elements, materials and building components, to a complex architectural project
  4. communicate in multiple modes, applying international standards, to illustrate methods of rigorous exploration and testing of the nominated project and systems
  5. synthesise and document exploratory findings related to a complex architectural project.
  • Portfolio (20%)
  • Report1 — Environmental explorations (40%)
  • Report2 — Technological explorations (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access — Continuous
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

2The Big Picture
3Mechanical and Environmental Systems
7Setting Parameters
8Extracting Information
9Drawing conclusions

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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