Postgraduate | CUR-MAA650 | 2023
Architectural Practice Management
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- 29 May 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- evaluate options related to legal, ethical and regulatory obligations relevant to contemporary professional practice in the discipline
- assess the management and marketing practices in a range of industry settings
- construct a business plan that considers management and marketing in architectural practice
- Introduction to the Law
- Business Structures
- Establishing a Practice
- Managing a Practice
- Marketing Architectural Services
- SWOT analysis and Quality
- Financial Management
- Legal Systems
- Common Law
- Construction Contracts
- Dispute Resolution
This professional practice subject complements other professional practice studies to provide an overview of the skills, knowledge and processes required to establish and operate an architectural practice. The subject examines some of the key considerations in running an architectural business including writing a business plan, managing finances, assessing risk, negotiating contracts, marketing and assuring quality. This subject also provides an overview of building and construction law, and explores alternative career pathways related to the architectural profession.
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- Presentation (50%)
- Portfolio (50%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-MAA-MAS-2023 - Master of Architecture
- CUR-FAST-MAS-2023 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study (Postgraduate)
- Other requirements - Audio video equipment required. Access to the Internet. Admission to degree may be required.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees