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Undergraduate | CUR-BIA260 | 2023

Interior Design Studio - Structure

Analyse structures and identify how they fit into design situations. Focus on walls, joins and connections. Participate in furniture workshops. Experiment with model making and technology to test structural principles like compression and tension.

Study method
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Start dates
29 May 2023,
27 Nov 2023
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Interior Design Studio - Structure

About this subject

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

    1. apply basic structural principles of compression and tension
    2. analyse and test structural elements, material, economy, sustainability and construction through design processes of modelling, diagramming and drawing
    3. critique and negotiate temporal, physical and cultural conditions of site, in particular developing an understanding of Indigenous perspectives of this inter-relatedness
    4. formulate a design proposition through synthesising and reflecting on a range of resources including readings and site investigations
    5. communicate the complexities of structure and site using appropriate oral and visual strategies.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • CUR-AIA-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)


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

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required.
  • Software requirements - Software purchase required.
  • 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 courses

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