Interior Architecture Technology Driven Design - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • 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 - Design proposal (40%) , Proposal (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 1,381.00

In this unit the student applies knowledge and technical skills in detailing and specifying integrated technological systems in interiors. Resolution of the design is driven by the creation of technological systems that are efficiently and flexibly integrated within complex commercial settings involving technical (e.g. hospital), public (e.g. art gallery) and bespoke (e.g. ocean liner/yacht) interiors. The unit also focuses on effective communication through documentation and modelling. Sustainability as a key driver of our cultural values needs to be integrated into the design practice.

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

  1. investigate and analyse perspectives of existing technology design systems
  2. propose improvements to the functioning of existing design systems, taking into consideration sustainability and efficiency
  3. develop research-based strategies to improve environmental qualities, incorporating applicability of material and structural technology
  4. communicate effectively through documentation and modelling
  5. apply knowledge of building codes and Australian standards to the design of interior technological systems.
  • Assignment — Design proposal (40%)
  • Proposal (40%)
  • Report (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.

Mandatory co-requisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s); or enrol in the following unit(s) to study at the same time or prior to 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.

1Defining your project and well being
2Incorporating concepts
3Healthcare Design
4Technology System Solutions and Introduction
5Technology Systems
6Conceptual Design Development
7Resolving your Design by documentation

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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