Environmental and Technological Strategies in Architecture - 2017

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Unit summary

BAS340

  • 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 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Reflection (35%) , Presentation (25%) - Learn more

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

This unit was previously known as BAS340 Environmental and Technological Systems in Architecture 2.

This unit explores construction, environmental and management strategies for application in the design of moderately complex, medium scale and medium rise architectural projects. Students are engaged in developing and applying the written and drawn communication skills, organisational skills and decision making processes required for professional practice. Work integrated learning is incorporated through authentic learning activities focused on application of a range of skills and strategies pertinent to design and construction of architecture that simulate the real world projects and workplaces.

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

  1. apply appropriate construction, environmental and management strategies to a moderately complex architectural project in an urban context
  2. evaluate construction, environmental and management strategies required at different stages of design
  3. integrate appropriate construction, environmental and management strategies into the design of an existing moderately complex architectural project,
  4. analyse appropriate strategies in order to refine the existing moderately complex architectural project.
  • Assignment — Reflection (35%)
  • Presentation (25%)
  • Report (40%)

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:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction
2Floors
3Walls
4Roofs
5Regulations
6Coordination
7Specification
8Performative Design
9Green Building Schemes
10Services
11Acoustics
12Urban Greenery

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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