Architectural Technology and Making - 2017

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Unit summary

BAS240

  • 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: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Exercise (20%) , Assignment 2 - Exercise (30%) - Learn more

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

This unit explores the notion of architecture and making by focusing on the relationship of methods of construction, integration of structural principles and selection of materials in the design process of small scale architecture. Work integrated learning is incorporated through integration and application of construction knowledge and design documentation.

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

  1. collect and analyse information relevant to structure and tectonics of an small scale architecture building
  2. integrate knowledge of construction, materials and structure into the design of an architectural project
  3. use appropriate methods to communicate knowledge of construction, materials and structure in the design of an architectural project.
  • Assignment 1 — Exercise (20%)
  • Assignment 2 — Exercise (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Report (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

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.

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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.

NumberTopic
1A Brief History of Making
2Comfortable
3Structural Engineering
4Making Beautiful Buildings
5Making Buildings Beautiful
6Making Buildings Safe
7Making Buildings Healthy
8Life Cycle Design
9Mechanical and Hydraulic Services
10Suitability Systems
11The Future of Making

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • 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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