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Undergraduate | CUR-BAS250 | 2023

Architecture History and Identity

Deconstruct cultural and historical themes shaping Australia’s nation-wide and local architectural identity. Ponder Australian design with global and post-modernism styles. Unearth and assess universal heritage and conservation issues impacting design. 

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 May 2023
  • 27 Nov 2023

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About this subject

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

    1. critically analyse the historical and socio-cultural context of local, national and international architecture
    2. critically evaluate architectural places in terms of cross-disciplinary and contextual relationships
    3. recognise the relationship between identity and heritage in local, national and international architecture
    4. critically evaluate the issues and problems surrounding heritage and conservation
    5. actively engage and participate in learning

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-BAS-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)


  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2023 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study


Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, eg for this subject the completion of BAS130 Architecture and Culture. Ensure all Level 1 subjects have been completed.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required. Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
  • Other requirements - Access to the internet. Admission to degree required. Provide an email address.

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 degrees