Interior Architecture Research Studio 2 - 2017

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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 2017: SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Dissertation (80%) , Project (20%)

Unit provided by

2017 Fees
Domestic 2,262.00
HECS 2,262.00
International 2,512.00

This unit offers a sophisticated exploration of a core area of Interior Architecture, with exposure to advanced research strategies to suit projects, including creative practice. Students will be facilitated through a self-directed project, framed as research and/or creative practice in the discipline area. Three modes of constructing studies are available to the student. Students may select a practice-based, an experimental, or mixed-focus approach to their research. New methods of seeing, thinking and doing are fore-grounded, and students are encouraged to push beyond what is known. Students will be encouraged to envisage new methods, processes, technologies and/or scenarios to provide challenging insights and/or outcomes for future contexts. Emphasis is given to peer mentoring and self-directed learning.

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

  1. initiate, plan and create an original idea and product through research
  2. think critically and reflectively in order to evaluate and argue a position relevant to a project
  3. communicate orally, graphically and in writing, and appropriately for purpose and audience
  4. apply methods, knowledge, principles and concepts creatively to a project
  5. critique and apply cultural and international perspectives to a proposed project.
  • Dissertation (80%)
  • Project (20%)

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.

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.

1As this is an individual research project that students will be working on, there are no set topics in this unit
2Students will be allocated time to discuss their research project with a supervisor on a weekly basis

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

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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