Architectural Design and Technical Integration Methods - 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 1 - Investigation (20%) , Assignment 2 - Schematic Design (20%) - Learn more

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

Application of advanced visual, oral and written techniques required to communicate design ideation and resolved architectural proposition and body of architectural work. This unit integrates directly with Environmental and Technological Systems in Architecture 2 and Architectural Design and Technical Integration Studio.

Work Integrated Learning will be incorporated throughout the unit by using a mode of teaching where design activity will take place in workshop situations/ on sites/ simulation of the real world project/ interaction with community and industry etc.

This unit has BAS300 Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Studio and BAS305 Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Methods as mandatory prerequisites. If you have completed BAS300 prior to 2015, you are not required to enrol into BAS305 as BAS300 was previously counted as double unit. Please get a prerequisite waiver from Curtin to proceed with enrolment in BAS335.

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

  1. develop reflect upon and apply appropriate methods to communicate a resolved architectural proposition
  2. apply strategies and systems to aid the development of a resolved architectural proposition.
  • Assignment 1 — Investigation (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Schematic Design (20%)
  • Assignment 3 — Detail Design (40%)
  • Assignment 4 — Reflective Publication (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.

BAS330 must be taken at the same time as BAS335.

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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.

1Urban Contexts
2Planning and Feasibility Studies
3Diagramming and Formal Types
4Housing Typologies
5Mixed-use Developments
6BCA and Other Regulations
7Sustainability and Multi-family Housing
8Design Development: Interiors, Services and Circulation
9Construction Methodology
10Building Envelope Considerations
11Design Communication

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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