Interior Architecture Research Studio 1 - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 4
  • Study load: 0.25 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Prelim Project Dev't-Pass/Fail , Assignment 2 - Substantive Project Dev't (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,228.00
HECS 2,228.00
International 2,478.00

Students apply core theory, technological strategies, and/or practices to a major interior architecture project. Students are also required to integrate advanced research strategies to the select project. Three modes of study are available to construct the project. Students may select a practice-based, an experimental, or a mixed-focus approach to their research. Emphasis is given to peer mentoring and self-directed learning. This unit is informed by and develops the content and skills acquired during the previous study periods.

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At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. access, evaluate and synthesise information, from a range of technologies, relevant to the development of a project
  2. think critically and reflectively to form and to argue a research proposition
  3. evaluate and apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts creatively to a project
  4. critique and apply cultural and international perspectives to a proposed project
  5. communicate effectively in a professional manner suitable for purpose and audience.
  • Assignment 1 — Prelim Project Dev't-Pass/Fail
  • Assignment 2 — Substantive Project Dev't (20%)
  • Dissertation (80%)

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 — Continual Broadband Access

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.

1The Generator - how / where to begin
2Levels of Research
3Finding the FOCUS of your STUDY
4Potential Projects
5Study Modes: About Design / With Design / Through Design
6Volumes 1 and 2: options
7Expectations for the Development of Project
8Plagiarism + Ethics

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

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • 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.

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