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Architectural Systems and Research Methods

Postgraduate | CUR-MAA402 | 2024

Pick apart the advanced architectural systems that make up a complex project. Draw on a number of analytical and testing methods. Address the importance of a project's structure and façade. Juggle your research with a hands-on fieldwork component.

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17 Nov 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Architectural Systems and Research Methods

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. apply skills and methods in analytical research appropriate to building systems in the context of a complex architectural project, including international references
    2. critically analyse the methods that apply to the integration of building systems and materials in a complex architectural project, in relation to decarbonisation and the need to sustain the natural, cultural and built environment
    3. demonstrate understanding of the role of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design
    4. synthesise and document exploratory findings using digital fabrication and making, related to a complex architectural project

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-MAA-MAS-2024 - Master of Architecture


  • UNE-PRO-GCE-2024 - Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice
  • CUR-FAST-MAS-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study (Postgraduate)
  • OUA-PSU-GCE-2024 - Postgraduate Single Subjects

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required
  • Other requirements - Access to the Internet. Admission to degree may be required.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
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.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Master of Architecture

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