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Postgraduate | CUR-MAA506 | 2023

Integrated Buildings Research Studio

Transform your creative ideas into an industry-standard architectural design project.Work in statutory planning considerations and client requirements. Turn to theoretical principles and design concepts. Engage in additional fieldwork research.

Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

FEE-HELP available

Integrated Buildings Research Studio

About this subject

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

    1. research and analyse best practice exemplars and case studies as a tool for referencing and generating a creative and imaginative design response to brief, site, user intent and built purpose.
    2. integrate design knowledge and industry requirements to produce a coherent conceptual design.
    3. develop and present a detailed design with an increasing level of functional and technical resolution that articulates conceptual thinking whilst integrating construction systems, materials and building services.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

  • CUR-MAA507-Integrated Buildings Research Methods (no longer available)

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-MAA503 (Not currently available)


Students who have completed MAA506 (previously MAA503) PRIOR to 2015 are not required to enrol into its co-requisite MAA507 as it was previously counted as double subject.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements -

    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

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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