Interior Architecture Habitation Fundamentals - 2016

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Unit summary

BIA240

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Research Project (30%) , Assignment 2 - Presentation (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,114.00
HECS 1,114.00
International 1,364.00

This unit introduces the concept of materiality within the context of the interior environment. Students will investigate materials and their contribution to the experience of the built environment. Materials will be explored as elements in construction. Material detailing, with emphasis on basic joinery construction will be explored. Professional drafting skills and design-problem solving skills will be developed through the production of a full documentation package for a small scale project.

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At completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. research, evaluate and synthesize materials as they relate to the interior
  2. communicate information professionally and creatively
  3. experiment with the application of materials within a spatial context considering aesthetics and functionality
  4. develop documentation drawings that are reflective of industry standards and conventions
  5. demonstrate an understanding of material application and joinery construction through problem solving construction issues and detailing for a small scale project.
  • Assignment 1 — Research Project (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Presentation (20%)
  • Assignment 3 — Drawing Package (50%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access
  • 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.

NumberTopic
1Identify basic elements of structural compression / tension elements
2Case Study: the Schroder House
3Model Making
4Structural systems advanced forms
5Communicating your design through drawings and models
6Examples of successful structures
7Introduction to Cabinetry

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes
  • 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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