Master of Architecture

Unit of Study descriptions

Master of Architecture Core units of study

Candidates are required to complete the following core units of study:
MARC4001 Urban Architecture Research Studio

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Francois Blanciak Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture and studio contact (technical consultants and demonstrations as required), plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum student commitment averaging 18 hours per week. Assessment: Preliminary research, design development, interim reviews (40%); Final project and portfolio review (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This studio cannot be taken in the same semester as MARC4002 or MARC4003. Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
The studio examines the role and agency of architecture in the urban context - interrogating the internal and external parameters that act on the design process at incremental urban scales and intensities and engaging with the societal, financial, legislative and managerial frameworks that shape urban development. The studio will prompt students to develop critical positions in regard to urban issues and to research, extend and explore those positions through the architectural design process.
MARC4001 Urban Architecture Research Studio, MARC4002 Sustainable Architecture Research Studio and MARC4003 Digital Architecture Research Studio are all available in both Semesters 1 and 2. Students may enrol or pre-enrol freely, but some will be asked to swap to create equal groups. After three semesters each student will have done each of the studios. The studios examine the relationships between architecture and urbanism; architecture and sustainability; and architecture and digital design. Each is based around one or more design projects which address a specialised area of study, supported by lectures and seminars which introduce the relevant theory, knowledge and design precedents. Studios require the investigation of key technical issues and systems, and their innovative integration in the design, with the preparation of appropriate documentation. On the successful completion of these units, students will have demonstrated: an ability to formulate, interpret and communicate appropriate concepts derived from the study of brief and site; an ability to extend those starting points into a working design proposal; an ability to develop the design proposal in response to critique, and produce a building design which demonstrably embodies understanding of the principles associated with the specialised study area; an ability to communicate the design ideas effectively through appropriate graphic and three-dimensional means using architectural conventions; and an ability to cohesively design and execute a comprehensive presentation of the project. These units are core to the Master of Architecture.
MARC4002 Sustainable Architecture Research Studio

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Semester 1 Mr Michael Muir, Semester 2 Mr Daniel Ryan Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture and studio contact (technical consultants and demonstrations as required), plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 18 hours per week. Assessment: Preliminary research, design development, interim reviews (40%); Final project and portfolio review (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This studio cannot be taken in the same semester with MARC4001 or MARC4003. Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
MARC4002 Studio B Sustainable Architecture will focus on the theories, technologies and techniques that promote the creation of a sustainable built environment. The studio projects will directly explore the interdependent issues of environmental, social and economic sustainability. The studio will prompt students to develop critical positions in regard to sustainability and to research, extend and explore those positions through the architectural design process.
MARC4001 Urban Architecture Research Studio, MARC4002 Sustainable Architecture Research Studio and MARC4003 Digital Architecture Research Studio are all available in both Semesters 1 and 2. Students may enrol or pre-enrol freely, but some will be asked to swap to create equal groups. After three semesters each student will have done each of the studios. The studios examine the relationships between architecture and urbanism; architecture and sustainability; and architecture and digital design. Each is based around one or more design projects which address a specialised area of study, supported by lectures and seminars which introduce the relevant theory, knowledge and design precedents. Studios require the investigation of key technical issues and systems, and their innovative integration in the design, with the preparation of appropriate documentation. On the successful completion of these units, students will have demonstrated: an ability to formulate, interpret and communicate appropriate concepts derived from the study of brief and site; an ability to extend those starting points into a working design proposal; an ability to develop the design proposal in response to critique, and produce a building design which demonstrably embodies understanding of the principles associated with the specialised study area; an ability to communicate the design ideas effectively through appropriate graphic and three-dimensional means using architectural conventions; and an ability to cohesively design and execute a comprehensive presentation of the project. These units are core to the Master of Architecture.
MARC4003 Digital Architecture Research Studio

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Semester 1 Dr Rizal Muslimin, Semester 2 Dr Dagmar Reinhardt Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture and studio contact (technical consultants and demonstrations as required), plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 18 hours per week. Assessment: Preliminary research, design development, interim reviews (40%); Final project and portfolio review (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This studio cannot be taken in the same semester with MARC4001 or MARC4002. Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
MARC4003 Studio C Digital Architecture explores theories, media and techniques that involve digital mediation to create engaging architectural designs that stimulate all human senses in their relationship with the built environment. The studio addresses various issues related to design theories, digital media, digital design techniques, rule-based design processes, computational concepts and other factors influencing the development of architectural production using digital tools. The studio will prompt students to develop critical reflections and positions on design conventions and to research, extend and explore those positions through the architectural design process.
MARC4001 Urban Architecture Research Studio, MARC4002 Sustainable Architecture Research Studio and MARC4003 Digital Architecture Research Studio are all available in both Semesters 1 and 2. Students may enrol or pre-enrol freely, but some will be asked to swap to create equal groups. After three semesters each student will have done each of the studios. The studios examine the relationships between architecture and urbanism; architecture and sustainability; and architecture and digital design. Each is based around one or more design projects which address a specialised area of study, supported by lectures and seminars which introduce the relevant theory, knowledge and design precedents. Studios require the investigation of key technical issues and systems, and their innovative integration in the design, with the preparation of appropriate documentation. On the successful completion of these units, students will have demonstrated: an ability to formulate, interpret and communicate appropriate concepts derived from the study of brief and site; an ability to extend those starting points into a working design proposal; an ability to develop the design proposal in response to critique, and produce a building design which demonstrably embodies understanding of the principles associated with the specialised study area; an ability to communicate the design ideas effectively through appropriate graphic and three-dimensional means using architectural conventions; and an ability to cohesively design and execute a comprehensive presentation of the project. These units are core to the Master of Architecture.
MARC5001 Graduation Studio

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Semester 1 Dr Sandra Loschke; Semester 2 Dr Ross Anderson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture and studio contact (technical consultants and demonstrations as required), plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 24 hours per week. Prerequisites: MARC4001 and MARC4002 and MARC4003 Prohibitions: ARCH5201 or MARF5201 Assessment: Preliminary Research and Design Development (30%); Final Design Project (40%); Portfolio (30%). Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Graduation Studio is the culminating architectural design studio of the Master of Architecture degree. It affords students the opportunity to assert an individual position in respect to current architectural research, discourse and practice by elaborating a intellectual framework and line of inquiry in response to a studio brief selected from a suite of options. Students set their individual research agenda within the broad conceptual and programmatic framework established by the unit of study coordinator and their individual project tutor, and they are expected to produce rigorously investigated, well-resolved and technically adept architectural projects that make a solid contribution to knowledge in their field.
MARC4101 Advanced Technologies 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Neille Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture and tutorial contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week. Corequisites: MARC4001 or MARC4002 or MARC4003 Prohibitions: ARCH4202 Assessment: Weekly detailing exercises (60%), design development drawing (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit introduces students to concepts, issues and techniques relating to the design of some advanced structural, construction and services systems, and the integration of these systems within the design decision making process. This unit has a modular structure and aims to give students the tools to initiate and develop their design intentions in relation to structural, construction and services technologies. The knowledge will move from an understanding of the nature and impact of materiality on the architectural design process through to the implementation of this knowledge in the practice of a professional architect through design, consultation and building processes. The unit aims to examine the foundation and structural systems of large scale public buildings, the construction of the elements of the external fabric and the impact on the design process of the anthropomorphic, environmental and engineering requirements of the internal spaces. The unit stresses the primacy of detailing, skills in the development of individual design processes, and the understanding of design principles of construction materials in relation to structural and environmental concerns. It also aims to develop an understanding of the impact of the BCA and relevant Australian Standards on the building interior and exterior. Knowledge required for the selection of strategies, systems, and integration of the systems for a variety of design situations, is assessed through case study assignments and an examination. This unit is core to the Master of Architecture. Contact hours: 6 hours per week (lecture and tutorial); student effort expected for an average student to achieve a pass level result: class preparation: 3 hours per week; assessment preparation: 30 hours per semester.
MARC5101 Advanced Technologies 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Stephen Neille Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 2 hrs/wk, tutorial 1 hr/wk Prohibitions: ARCH4203 Assessment: Assignment 1 (50%), Assignment 2 (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit explores architecture and the integration of structural, construction, environmental and services systems within the design decision making process. It aims to give students the ability to understand how structural, constructional technologies and systems are conceptualised, developed and integrated within a range of architectural design approaches. The unit aims to provide a basis for the development of technical and design skills required within ongoing design studio projects and for reference as a professional architect. This unit reviews a series of seminal architectural approaches and explores the technological approaches associated with realising such buildings, including case study buildings recognised by the architectural professional, it explores the nature of both the building fabric and, the environmental and management systems which enable the building to function optimally in a complex and dynamic urban environment. Students are expected to develop the ability to research structural, environmental and construction systems that satisfy aesthetic and philosophical intentions and to evaluate them based on clearly articulated decision criteria. Knowledge required for the selection of strategies, systems, and the integration of the systems, within a variety of design situations, is assessed through assignments and presentations, including the digital and physical modelling of selected case studies.
MARC4102 Modern Architectural Theory

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Chris L. Smith Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture and tutorial contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week. Prohibitions: ARCH6104 or ARCH9048 or ARCH9049 Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%); Essay (70%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The objective of the Modern Architectural Theory unit is to equip students with a critical understanding of key Western architectural theories from the Enlightenment to the present. Emphasis is placed on those theories which have contemporary traction. Emphasis is also placed on the specific historical situations and cultural and philosophical contexts in which those theories arose, and ultimately how they were represented within the domain of architecture. It is organized predominantly as a conceptual survey which clearly identifies particular trains of thought in their continuity and transformation. Students will become generally conversant in the principles of central theories, and will understand their terms and references. Through readings, lectures, and tutorial sessions, students will acquire the literacy required to perceive and articulate contemporary theoretical standpoints, and will refine their research and writing skills through independent research into a particular aspect of recent architectural theory and history related to their concurrent studio design project. Close attention will be paid to the exchange between practice and theory and the relevance of the discussed theories to the formation of current circumstances, and to the place of architecture within contemporary culture as a whole.
MARC4201 Modern Architectural History

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Ferng Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture and tutorial contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week. Prohibitions: ARCH4102 Assessment: Illustrated Research Essay (60%), Short response essay (30%), and visual diagram (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit presents foundational knowledge concerning modern architecture in global context. It commences briefly with fundamental principles of the European Enlightenment as a means of discussing modern architecture's relationship to a number of external disciplinary fields including archaeology, biology, economics, history, landscape studies, and philosophy. Vital Enlightenment inquiries not only set the stage for historical debates about architecture but have also influenced contemporary questions about what constitutes architectural practice. Attitudes towards classical antiquity, art collections in museums, craft and industrialization, and building materials exemplified how architects have actively participated in creating intellectual discourse. Some principal qualities of modernism evident within the arts and sciences heralded historical contingencies, self-conscious agency, and the rise of technical developments. Architecture's enduring involvement with the modern sciences, in particular, has been conditioned by the shifting tensions existing between many polarizing pairings: empiricism and subjectivity, art and techne, representations and their models.
Instead of employing a chronological structure, course readings are grouped into core areas of exposition. We will survey a range of topics on autonomy, class, construction, drawing, gender, nationalism, ornament, primitivism, science, technocracy, urbanism, and utopia to understand how the complexities of these issues have created frameworks for architectural historiography, theory, and design in a variety of cultural contexts. The Enlightenment influence over these issues engendered lasting modes of resistance against these canonical formations, which remain highly evident in colonial and post-colonial dialogues as well as post-industrial interventions. The intersection of architecture with external disciplines set the agenda for a global modernity spanning from the eighteenth century into the present moment.
MARC5102 Contract Documentation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Peter Armstrong Session: Semester 2 Classes: Lecture and tutorial contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week. Prohibitions: ARCH4103 Assessment: 4 assignments (40%); contract documentation set (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit aims to provide knowledge of basic contract law and building contracts; as well as information about, and skills in, the production of working drawings, specifications and opinions of probable construction costs, as commonly prepared by an architect. On the successful completion of this unit of study, students will have demonstrated: a competent ability in the production of working drawings, specifications and cost control for the building designed during the semester studio; an ability to communicate this documentation to clients, statutory authorities, consultants, tenderers, contractors and sub-contractors etc. such that they are able to understand what is required to be built; an understanding of the significance of contract documents in contracts, the relationship between contract documents and relevant law, and the provision of a context for understanding the full examination of commonly used building contracts in the Management in Architecture unit of study; an ability in the making of working drawings and specifications, the coordination of these documents into contact documents; an understanding of the role of consultants with specific reference to cost control, and the management of the process. This unit is core to the Master of Architecture. Contact hours: 3 hours per week. Class preparation and assessment preparation: 39 hours per semester.

Elective units of study

Candidates must complete 18 credit points from the units of study listed below. With permission of the unit of study coordinator, students may also undertake units of study listed in Table G, the School's table of Graduate Units of Study.
ARCH9001 Urban Design Studio A

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Deena Ridenour Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 1 hr/wk and studio 3 hrs/wk (Weeks 1-6), studio 4 hrs/wk (Weeks 7-13) Prerequisites: ARCH9100 Assessment: Design Principles (Group 10%); Mid-term Presentation (Group 30%); Final Presentation (Group 20%, Individual 20%); Final Submission (Group 10%, Individual 10%). Group work peer-reviewed. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
These studios are the heart of the urban design program. Values, knowledge and skills acquired in other units and from previous experience are supplemented and enhanced, and applied creatively to both the investigation and development phases of design projects at an urban scale. These may be concerned with the generation of strategies, frameworks, concepts, master plans, public space improvements, or other urban design purposes. They are chosen carefully to expose students to a range of contexts (central city, suburban, institutional campuses, etc.) and contemporary issues concerning urban form, activity, transport and the implementation of projects.
Students are expected to extend their presentation methods by developing illustrative, writing and verbal skills appropriate to urban design. It is usual for the backgrounds of those enrolled in the studios to span at least architecture, planning and landscape architecture, with inter-disciplinary group work an essential part. Visionary and innovative approaches are encouraged.
Students will be expected to demonstrate appropriate (professional-level) problem recognition, investigative, analytical, interpretative, design and presentation skills and abilities on projects of an urban scale. Assessment may also embrace abilities to prepare and interpret project briefs, program proposals and work in groups.
The central aim of this unit is to develop abilities and skills (investigation, analysis and interpretation, design development and presentation) which will enable students to carry out urban design projects such as the preparation of strategies, frameworks, concepts and master plans in a professional and visionary manner.
ARCH9063 Urban Morphology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Deena Ridenour Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 hrs lectures/tutorials Prerequisites: ARCH9100 Prohibitions: ARCH9021 Assumed knowledge: Some prior study of architectural, urban or planning history. Assessment: Scoping Report and Presentation (20%); Draft Report and Presentation (30%); and Final Report (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit outlines the nature of urban morphology, and its rise as an area of study, and explores the evolution of city forms with an emphasis upon urban structure and typology. Most designed components of our cities conform in their general characteristics to identifiable types; they reflect the functions of cities, cultural values and the technological, economic and social circumstances of their times. These have been laid down over particular landforms and previous built forms and landscapes to result in usually complex, and often distinct, local characteristics.
The ability to recognize, investigate and respond to these forms and relationships lies at the heart of good urban design. The development of an historical knowledge, and of sensibilities and skills in the recording and interpretation of urban pattern and form for design purposes is the unit's primary aim. It will develop abilities to make more informed 'readings' of the urban landscape, and judgements about structure and form in contemporary urban design: retention, modification, replacement, etc. On completion, a student will be better able to: recognize structures and patterns, and key building and spatial typologies that contribute to overall city morphology; record and describe these, investigate and explain their origins, and discuss informatively their place in urban change and contemporary design.
It complements History and Theory Planning and Design (PLAN9068) which emphasises the theories and models underpinning the forms that are covered in this unit. It is a core unit that supports the Urban Design Studios in the Urban Design program and the Integrated Urbanism Studio in the Urbanism program and an informative elective for students enrolled in or intending to enrol in the Urban Architecture Research Studio.
ARCH9074 Principles of Heritage Conservation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cameron Logan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lectures 2 hrs/wk Prohibitions: ARCH9003 Assessment: Weekly Discussion Forum/In-class Test (30%), Research Proposal (10%), Research Paper (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to key controversies, theoretical propositions and practical innovations that have driven the historical development of heritage conservation. The unit covers ideas and examples from the ancient world until the present, with the main focus being on the period from 1850 until today.
The aim of the unit is to help students to arrive at a clear understanding of the concepts and practices that define heritage conservation and to promote a strong historical perspective on the field. Students will consider, for example, the meaning of, and differences between, conservation, restoration and reconstruction; the different forms of historical value that inform our place protection efforts; the function of conservation protocols such as The Venice Charter, Burra Charter and Hoi Ann Protocols; the importance of advocacy and activism; the growth of world heritage and its relationship to human rights and cultural rights; and the ideas of cultural landscape and historic urban landscape. The unit will also challenge you to think about areas of practice and theory that challenge traditional approaches and knowledge such as indigenous heritage and the conservation of modernism.
ARCH9075 New Design in Old Settings

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Cameron Logan Session: Semester 1 Classes: 3 hrs/week combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, site visits. Assessment: Group work (30%); individual assignments (70%). Total of 4000-5000 words. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
New Design in Old Settings explores the architectural approaches, conservation methodologies and planning issues relevant to situations when new meets old in the built environment. The unit highlights architecturally innovative reuse projects, exemplary additions and alterations to historic places, and architecturally distinguished new buildings in historic precincts and landscapes. We also examine historic theming, façadism and some of the design ideas and planning compromises that have blighted historic places.
The aims of the unit are to develop an understanding of the history of designing and building new buildings in old settings; to develop an understanding of the major theoretical and practical issues of designing new buildings in old settings; to develop an ability to assess critically the appropriateness of new development in culturally significant places. Students will develop analytical skills in assessing design strategies and develop confidence in making critical judgements about design propositions in historically significant settings.
ARCH9094 Counter-Practices in Architecture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Lee Stickells Session: Semester 2 Classes: tutorials 1hr/week; seminars 2hrs/week Prohibitions: DESA3012 Assumed knowledge: BDES1011 and BDES2027 and BDES3011 Assessment: illustrated research essay (50%), critical summaries (20%) and seminar presentation (30%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Focused on the 1960s and 1970s, this unit will explore an alternative genealogy of the postmodern turn in architecture. It will introduce students to experimental practices and polemics that emerged when architects and figures from the counterculture responded to the identification of global environmental emergency, urban instabilities; revolutions in communication technologies and expanded forms of environmental control; growing militarism and globalising forces; and burgeoning claims to self-determination and environmental justice.
ARCH9104 Architecture and Diagrams

This unit of study is not available in 2017

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Francois Blanciak Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr lectures/ weeks 1 2 and 3, 3hr tutorials/week, 1hr seminars/week Assessment: (50%) Diagramming, (25%)Seminar presentation , (15%) Active participation, (10%) Report on one reading Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Architecture and Diagrams is an elective that aims to provide students with an overview of various techniques of production and theories that relate to architectural diagrams, Its objectives are: to learn how to analyse buildings from a diagrammatic point of view, to acquire a basic knowledge of the history and theory of diagrams in architecture, and to develop basic skills to generate urban and architectural diagrams directly related to the students' respective design work in other units of study.
ARCH9105 Architectural Drawing Through History

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ross Anderson Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1-hr lectures/week, 3 hrs studio/week Assessment: Seminar presentation (30%), Studio project (50%), Illustration report (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In Architectural Drawing Through History, students critically investigate and then imaginatively deploy in a studio project an unconventional historical drawing technique of their choosing. Close studies of the widely differing range of drawings that were produced to achieve the architecture of Ancient Egypt, Classical Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque, can illuminate aesthetic sensibilities that are often profoundly difference to our own, and can provide insights into the worldviews of the cultures that produced them. Drawings are a vital mediator between that which can be imagined and that which can be built, and the elective contributes to architectural historian Robin Evans' claim that it would be possible to 'write a history of western architecture that would have little to do with either style or signification, concentrating instead on the manner of working. Students conduct textual and graphic analyses of case study drawings and buildings, but engage equally in practical experimentation in an effort to unfold and re-animate the potential of forgotten or marginalised drawing methods to inform current architectural practice.
ARCH9106 Architectural Investigations: Models

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Catherine Lassen Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 3 hr seminars/week Assessment: Seminar presentation (30%), Final studio project presentation (30%), Illustrated report (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective will explore the relationship between a range of representational strategies and embedded content in a selection of significant 20th century architectural works. Via a series of meticulous analytical models we will interrogate these works to develop precise yet productive close readings. Our tools will be detailed analysis, accurate measurement and conceptually ambitious re-modelling. Within a search for inventive, literate, contributions, a rigorous yet experimental attitude to architectural thought and its rich disciplined development in weekly classes will be encouraged.
ARCH9107 Prefab Architecture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Mathew Aitchison Session: Intensive February Classes: 5 intensive days Assessment: Case study report (50%), Presentation report (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit will introduce students to the benefits and limitations of prefabricated architecture through case study analysis and design exercises. Architects have long used prefabricated housing to explore industrialised building solutions, often with disappointing results. Yet, recent developments show the conditions for a more industrialised approach to housing ¿ especially its promise of low-cost, more socially inclusive, and well-designed housing ¿ have rarely been better. Australia¿s housing affordability crisis, changing design needs, sustainability concerns, and the rise of digital and automated fabrication technologies, have conspired to challenge a housing industry deeply resistant to change. Using design research tools, students will assess case study projects before developing their own prefab building 'offering'. Through a series of workshops running parallel to 'live' research projects within the Innovation in Applied Design Lab, students will have contact with professionals and researchers active in the industry. Learning outcomes will include the ability to analyze complex case studies using graphic, physical, and textual media for the case study report. Design, communication and presentation skills will be examined in the form of a PowerPoint presentation ¿Pitch¿ and report.
ARCH9109 Advanced Fabrication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Simon Weir Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3 hr/week Lecture/lab/tutorial Assessment: Assignments (2x50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This design elective bridges the domains of design theory and advanced fabrication practices. In this unit students will make complex and polished objects using the fabrication tools in the DMaF lab, that demonstrate and/or embody design ideas intrinsic to their formulation. The unit is divided into two halves: additive fabrication and subtractive fabrication. Each half will be accompanied by lectures on the technical knowledge related to these fabrication processes, and lectures on the theoretical premises and associations generated by the internal logic, and expressive languages of each fabrication type. Tutorials will also be divided between technical developing machine control, and design tutorials in which students will develop control of the design trajectory and expressive languages.
ARCH9110 Code to Production

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Dagmar Reinhardt Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1hr lectures/week, 2hr tutorials/week, 2hr workshops/week Assessment: Small exercises (50%), Documentation (50%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Code to Production is an elective that explores the potential of an iterative design process from parametric variations; to analysis and simulation; to digital prototyping and manufacturing. The course has a two-fold agenda: to examine the performance of complex geometries available through computational design processes, and to translate the optimised design by digital manufacturing into construction and prototype (CNC/robotic fabrication). Based upon the development of a series of controlled variations derived through parametric and scripting methods, the elective aims to further expand an understanding of structural and acoustic performance of these geometries. It reviews an open system of design research in which design process, structural analysis and acoustic analysis are deployed to improve the acoustic and structural performance of complex spatial geometries, and derive fabrication knowledge for architectural practice. The unit of study extends students' knowledge of advanced computational design, interdisciplinary processes and fabrication methodologies by application of commercial and specialist 3D-modelling, scripting, analysis and manufacturing packages (including various software such as McNeel Rhino and Grasshopper, Karamba, RhinoNest and KUKA/prc).
ARCH9111 Broken Hill and Far West NSW Projects

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Michael Tawa Session: Intensive July Classes: 4 day intensive and fieldwork Assessment: project proposal (20%), reflective journal (20%), critique (20%), presentation (10%) and major project report (30%) Mode of delivery: Field experience
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study introduces students to a community engaged learning and teaching setting, working on collaborative, multidisciplinary action research project that crosses over business and architecture. The
design project will exercise and extend design skills and knowledge required to produce a plausible conceptual solution to a large-scale regional city condition that addresses educational, sociocultural,
business, heritage, architectural, landscape and technological issues, with an emphasis on indigenous community needs. Architecture students will work with their Innovative and Enterprise counterparts from the Business School to develop viable architectural and business solutions that integrate multiple criteria (contextual, sustainable, urban design, structural, material, constructional, representational) into a design within rigorous conceptual and theoretical framework. The project will offer students opportunities to engage with the professionals and the broader community.
ARCH9112 Finding Country

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Michael Tawa Session: Intensive January Classes: 4 day intensive and studio Assessment: proposition (20%), mapping process (20%) and finding country (60%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study involves an intensive 4-day workshop focusing on 'finding country': that, is recuperating the erased or imperceptible layers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories within the urban fabric of Sydney. The workshop also aims to make propositions for urban interventions within the city fabric that would re-establish the value and importance of those histories to the cultural and experiential futures of the city.
ARCH9113 20th Century Australian Architecture

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Nathan Etherington Session: Semester 2 Classes: lecture and tutorial contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week. Prohibitions: DAAE2001 Assessment: seminar presentation (20%), final presentation (20%), quiz (10%), assignment 2000 words (45%) and participation (5%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit will introduce students to a range of architectural styles and aspirations in Australia. Lectures and seminars will cover key buildings representative of their period. At the conclusion, students will be familiar with a range of styles and their characteristics. They will undertake individual self-directed research and learn how to record and present the results of this research. Students will also acquire an appreciation of the ideals and aspirations that support the architectural styles examined, and how these are related to wider social and cultural movements. On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to demonstrate: a familiarity with a range of Australian buildings and styles. Site tours will examine specific buildings, and these will be recorded in a site visit log; the ability to research, record and present a specific building in Sydney; the ability to link a specific building to other works of a similar style and period. This will be assessed in the seminar presentation and in the submitted essay.á
DESA9008 Object Design

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Koji Ryui Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Workshop 3 hrs/wk Prohibitions: AWSS2020 Assumed knowledge: DESA1555 Assessment: Studio Projects and associated tasks (70%); Research Process Journal (30%) Practical field work: Studio practice. NB: Students may incur costs for materials in some units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
In this unit students develop and inter-relate manufacturing and artisan skills with research, analysis and design development. It aims to develop a critical awareness of the nature of objects that surround us, exploring cultural, contextual and symbolic aspects of object design as well as functional and aesthetic qualities. Sustainability and social issues relating to their manufacture, use and disposal are also discussed. The unit aims to increase appreciation of the materiality of objects focusing on timber as an example and introduces students to the wonderful diversity of timber species, environmental and ethical issues associated with their selection, and also emerging alternative materials. Through a series of exercises, experiments and production of their major project, students develop knowledge of construction techniques and skills in using wood/plastics tools and machinery and in so doing, build an awareness of industrial and craft practices and how they impact on the design process and outcome. Students will be expected to produce a research process journal and report on how a particular designer/s or movement has informed or influenced their final project/s.
DESA9012 2D Print Processes in Design

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Koji Ryui Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Workshop 3 hrs/wk Prohibitions: AWSS2026 Assessment: Studio Projects and associated tasks (70%); Research Process Journal (30%) Practical field work: Studio practice. NB: Students may incur costs for materials in some units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This studio-based unit introduces a variety of traditional and experimental techniques that will enable students to design and print a series of 2D works both within and around the context of design and Architecture. It will provide students with the knowledge and skills to design and print on paper through a range of techniques and creative exercises that can be developed into an edition or a series of experimental printed works. Students will also explore the historical roots of print and print as an element in design and architecture. Techniques covered include: digital photography and vector illustration, typography, hand and laser-cut paper stencils, ink mixing, registration and print set-up for multi-coloured prints. Through studio practice, set exercises, illustrated talks, gallery visits and library research, students will develop an understanding of their creative process and ability to interpret ideas through the medium of printing and with particular focus on design and architecture applications.
DESA9013 Architecture and Design Material Processes

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Koji Ryui Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Workshop 3 hrs/wk Prohibitions: AWSS2027 Assessment: Studio Projects and associated tasks (70%); Research Process Journal (30%) Practical field work: Studio practice. NB: Students may incur costs for materials in some units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This studio-based unit introduces fundamental knowledge and technical skills for students to produce a series of 3D works extending their understanding and experience of material processes in design and architecture. Students will work with a broad range of traditional and experimental materials; emphasis is placed on developing students' material and spatial awareness of three-dimensional forms in a design context and investigating their conceptual meanings and applications. Students will be required to design, plan and produce a series of sculptural works, utilizing mediums and techniques explored throughout the semester. Additionally, students are required to independently research and discuss in class historical precedents and contemporary practices that inform their projects and relate them to the contextual framework of design and architecture.
DESA9014 Architecture and Design Ceramic Processes

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Koji Ryui Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Workshop 3 hrs/wk Prohibitions: AWSS2010 Assessment: Studio Projects and associated tasks (70%); Research Process Journal (30%) Practical field work: Studio practice. NB: Students may incur costs for materials in some units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit explores ceramic media and processes. Students will investigate different fabrication techniques such as slip-casting, ceramic rapid prototyping and analogue modelling. There will be an emphasis on ceramics as a modelling medium in design and architecture. Students will use the digital modelling and fabrication lab within the faculty to investigate possibilities for ceramic production. This exploration will be in relation to historic and contemporary architectural frameworks. Set projects will enable students to explore expression and design in an architectural form and materiality context. Students will be expected to produce a research process journal and report on how a particular practitioner/s or movement has informed or influenced their project/s.
DESC9014 Building Construction Technology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Mr Michael Muir Session: Semester 1 Classes: 5-day intensive (9am-5pm) Assessment: Two assignments (1x40%, 1x60%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
This unit covers three related areas of investigation: basic building construction practices, advanced building construction practices and sustainable construction. It begins by introducing a number of recurrent themes in construction in Australia at the present time including the idea of building culture, the various modes of delivery and variety of classifications of buildings and building elements, rational construction and construction detailing from first principles. There follows a review of construction techniques of domestic scaled buildings using, where appropriate, examples of well documented and/or accessible exemplars. The second part of the unit reviews current approaches to building technologies employed in more complex public and commercial scaled buildings, particularly with regard to processes of structural system selection, façade systems design and construction and material performance. The fundamentals of heat transfer and effects of external conditions on indoor comfort, aspects of the National Construction Code and integration of services into the building fabric relevant to building services engineers will also be reviewed. Again, accessible exemplars will be covered. Finally the unit will review current issues related to key attributes of buildings which make them sustainable, particularly with regard to material selection, appropriate detailing for energy and resources conservation and building reuse and recycling.
DESC9015 Building Energy Analysis

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christhina Candido Session: Semester 1 Classes: 5-day intensive (9am-5pm) Assessment: Assignment 1 (40%), Assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
The aim of the unit is to acquaint students with the range of analytical and design tools available for low energy building design; to provide the opportunity for students to become proficient at using some of these tools. Among the techniques and tools explored are: climate data analysis; graphical and model techniques for solar studies; steady state and dynamic heat flow analysis; simplified methods for sizing passive solar elements; computer models of thermal performance; modelling ventilation; estimating energy consumption. Emphasis is given to tools which assist the design of the building fabric rather than building systems. At the end of the unit it is expected that students will: be aware of the importance of quantitative analysis in the design of low energy buildings; have an understanding of the theoretical basis of a range of analytical techniques; be familiar with the range of techniques available for building energy analysis; be able to apply many of these to design analysis; be familiar with the range of thermal analysis computer software available; and be able to use a software package to analyse the thermal performance of a typical small scale building. All of the assignments are designed to provide students with hands-on experience of each of the analysis tools.
DESC9048 Operational Facility Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Richard de Dear Session: Semester 1 Classes: 5-day intensive (9am-5pm) Assessment: 2000wd individual assessment (30%); 4000wd group assignment (50%); presentation and written paper (20%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Operational Facility Management is a service industry concerned with the day-to-day operations required to run an organisation's facilities. Primarily facility operation has to satisfy the user organisation's statutory responsibilities. Beyond that, whilst some major costs (such as rates, land taxes, Insurance premiums, etc.) are fixed, other costs are amenable to management. Operational Facility Management necessarily requires those charged with the task to evaluate where their effort is spent and where the significant resourcing costs lie, thus allowing them to prioritise and match their effort to the effect.
This unit will involve considerations of subcontracting and examine 'best practice' guidelines for both hard and soft service provision.
DESC9074 Project Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Richard de Dear Session: Semester 2 Classes: 5-day intensive (9am-5pm) Assessment: Two assignments (1x40%, 1x60%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Project Management is specific form of establishing, programming, and coordinating an activity having a specific start point and end point. This body of knowledge - as for example in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) - needs to be understood in general terms. Initially project managers must identify and define the services that are needed, (scope) and that their employers are willing to endorse. The activities requiring to be carried out need to be sorted and sequenced; the materials, labour and plant required need to be estimated and procured. Projects involve the management of information, and communications. This unit will develop the student's ability to ascertain and document the scope of a project, schedule a programme, and understand the difficulties in directing it. This unit approaches the profession of Project Management as a cooperative undertaking rather than adversarial: it promotes the adoption of soft-skills rather than that of forceful command and supervision.
DESC9138 Architectural and Audio Acoustics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Densil Cabrera Session: Semester 1 Classes: Lecture 3 hrs/wk Assessment: Exercise-based assignments (1x35%, 1x65%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit introduces the fundamental concepts and issues of audio and architectural acoustics. Unit content: basic acoustical concepts, quantities and units; principles of sound propagation; sound absorption and room acoustics; physiological and psychological acoustics; noise measurement and specification; and principles and specification of sound insulation. By completing this unit students will be able to understand acoustical terminology, and perform calculations and analysis applicable to sound in the environment, in buildings, and in audio contexts. They will have the ability to critically assess claims of acoustical performance. This unit will provide the theoretical foundation of advanced units in audio and acoustics.
DESC9169 Daylight in Buildings

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Wendy Davis Session: Semester 2 Classes: 5-day intensive (9am-5pm) Prohibitions: DESC9106 Assessment: Group Report (30%), Individual Assignment (70%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Daylight can be used in buildings to reduce the energy spent on electric lighting and create aesthetically appealing interiors. Design decisions that affect the success of daylighting in a building span every phase of the design process, from site selection to the application of interior finishes. This unit discusses the role of daylight in indoor illuminated environments. Calculations to predict the quantity and distribution of daylight in spaces and predict the effects of shading devices are covered. Students learn about the local and global variables that influence daylight availability, recognize the challenges and opportunities with daylight in interior spaces, and the appropriate use of daylighting technologies. Modelling tools (Radiance based) will be used in order to assess the efficacy of selected daylight strategies.
IDEA9106 Design Thinking

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lian Loke Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Lecture 1 hr/wk, Tutorial 2 hrs/wk Assessment: Design assignments (90%), Participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study provides an overview of a human-centred approach to the design of products and systems. It introduces students to design thinking and how it can be productively applied to different design situations. The theoretical concepts, methods and tools for the key stages of interaction design are covered including user research, ideation, prototyping and user evaluation. It provides students with the principles, processes and tools for working collaboratively on design projects in studio. Students learn to build empathy with users, identify and reframe the problem space, develop value-driven design concepts and persuasively communicate design proposals with an emphasis on the user experience through visual storytelling.
MARF5201 Honours Studio

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Semester 1 Dr Sandra Loschke, Semester 2 Dr Ross Anderson Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Tutorial 6 hrs/wk; lectures, technical consultations and demonstrations as required Prerequisites: MARC4001 and MARC4002 and MARC4003 Corequisites: MARF5301 Prohibitions: MARC5001 or MARC5002 or MARC5003 or MARC5004 Assessment: Portfolio (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: Students may incur materials costs in this unit. To qualify for honours equivalence in the MArch students must achieve a WAM of at least 80 in all units of study attempted.
Honours Studio replaces MARC5001 as the culminating studio of the degree. On the basis of the student's own in-depth research, the Honours Studio develops a design project to a high level of resolution. The design project may be linked to research being carried out in the Honours Report unit of study. On the successful completion of this unit, students will have demonstrated: an ability to develop a design project arising out of, and grounded in, their own research; an ability to undertake a design project that incorporates all technical and theoretical aspects appropriate to that project; an ability to communicate and present the design ideas together with the theoretical ground for those design ideas using appropriate graphic, written, and verbal presentation techniques.
MARF5301 Honours Report

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Glen Hill Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Research methods instruction: 20 hours total; 0.5 hrs/wk individual supervision. Prerequisites: 72 credit points with WAM of at least 80. Corequisites: MARF5201 Prohibitions: ARCF5301 Assessment: Report / Major work with exegesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: To qualify for honours equivalence in the MArch students must achieve a WAM of at least 80 in all units attempted.
The Honours Report allows Master of Architecture students to explore and research an area of architectural study in depth. Areas of research might include sustainability, urban design, digital media and design, architectural history, architectural theory, design science, and art in relation to architecture. The research may be developed through MARF5201 Honours Studio such that the design project forms part of the honours submission. The unit facilitates students completing their research under the direction of their individual supervisor. The outcome of the research is presented for assessment in a form appropriate to the research topic (which might include, but not be limited to, a short dissertation, or a design or art project presented with supporting text.) A digital and hardbound copy of the report describing the outcome of the research is required to be submitted upon completion.
MARC6102 3D Computer Design Modelling

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Ms Ivana Kuzmanovska Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Computer laboratory contact, plus self-directed preparation and assignments, for a minimum total student commitment averaging 9 hours per week. Assessment: Assignments Weeks 1-13 (80%); Final Portfolio Week 15 (20%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Enrolment numbers limited by teaching resources. If your attempt to enrol online is unsuccessful, please seek permission from the Student Administration Centre (SAC).
This unit of study consolidates students' knowledge of advanced concepts in digital modelling, visualization media and digital fabrication techniques available for architectural design. The unit develops conceptual understanding of generative geometric logic through a case study analysis followed by a small design project. Students will explore the practical applications of the digital geometry they create using commercial modelling and rendering packages in conjunction with the digital fabrication equipment available in DMaF. It will help students: generate sophisticated digital geometry through pre-packaged techniques and scripting processes, assign colour and texture information, generate sophisticated images for visualization purposes and fabricate prototypes. At the conclusion of this unit students should be conversant with 3D modelling, photo-rendering and digital fabrication terminology and be able to generate complex 3D models. Class preparation: 3 hours/week, assessment preparation 8 hours/semester.
MARC6202 Architecture Workshop A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Glen Hill Session: Intensive March,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: 40 hours intensive mode Assessment: Design jury (100%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is offered only when a workshop has been arranged. When available, workshops are advertised to students. Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Through design projects offered by visiting national and international design practitioners and Faculty staff, this unit of study will provide students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of design issues and ideas in an intensive design studio environment. At the successful completion of this unit of study students will have: extended their ability to develop creative responses to a design brief or situation; extended their understanding of the theoretical, historical, cultural, environmental or technical framework of design; applied these understandings and demonstrated good architectural judgement; and communicated these ideas and understandings effectively through presentation means including drawings, models and CAD, which are assessed in a jury context. This unit is Pass/Fail. Contact hours: 40 hours intensive. Assessment and preparation: 38 hours.
MARC6203 Architecture Workshop B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Assoc Prof Glen Hill Session: Intensive March,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Classes: 40 hours intensive mode. Assessment: Design jury (100%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Note: This unit is offered only when a workshop has been arranged. When available, workshops are advertised to students. Students may incur materials costs in this unit.
Through design projects offered by visiting national and international design practitioners and Faculty staff, this unit of study will provide students with the opportunity to explore a wide range of design issues and ideas in an intensive design studio environment. At the successful completion of this unit of study students will have: extended their ability to develop creative responses to a design brief or situation; extended their understanding of the theoretical, historical, cultural, environmental or technical framework of design; applied these understandings and demonstrated good architectural judgement; and communicated these ideas and understandings effectively through presentation means including drawings, models and CAD, which are assessed in a jury context. This unit is Pass/Fail. Contact hours: 40 hours intensive. Assessment and preparation: 38 hours.
MARC6204 Graduate Exhibition

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sandra Loschke Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3-hour design intensives twice weekly in Weeks 1-3 and 3-hour pre-production meetings and production intensives in Weeks 9-14 Assessment: Preliminary research, exhibition design and performance assessment (individual work) (40%); Exhibition and Yearbook (group work) (60%). Practical field work: 3-hour intensive fabrication workshops in Weeks 10-14 and as required to produce the exhibition. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit of study enables students to engage in a collaborative project to research, design and produce a high-profile public exhibition and accompanying yearbook of graduating work from the BDesArch and MArch programs. The project will exercise and extend design skills and knowledge required to produce a plausible concept for the exhibition and yearbook and to implement the necessary logistical, technical and practical means to realise it. The project integrates multiple activities which exercise different skill sets including research and precedent studies of exhibition, curation and potential venues; developing a critical, plausible and achievable concept for the event; budgeting and financial management; exhibition design; graphic design; construction and installation of the exhibition; production of the yearbook; consultation with stakeholders and implementation. Students will extend their research, design and implementation skills through a real project with a concrete outcome to real-time deadlines and resource limitations.
ARCH9039 General Elective 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Dean (Education) Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Assignments as determined by Coordinator Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective allows an individual to pursue an agreed topic with a member of academic staff, or for a group of students to pursue a topic proposed by a member of academic staff in a formal learning environment.
For individual study arrangements this is an opportunity to develop independent study skills. The unit is undertaken with an agreement between the student and a supervisor on a topic related to the supervisor's expertise. The student will meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress.
For group study arrangements the unit of study is available to engage in a topic that is organised by a member of academic staff. This allows a member of staff to teach a topic of special interest or for a visiting academic to teach a subject related to their specialty. Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, or other activities as needed to pursue the elective topic.
Students will develop an understanding of a special topic through reports, projects, and/or tutorial exercises.
ARCH9040 General Elective 2

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Dean (Education) Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Assignments as determined by Coordinator Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective allows an individual to pursue an agreed topic with a member of academic staff, or for a group of students to pursue a topic proposed by a member of academic staff in a formal learning environment.
For individual study arrangements this is an opportunity to develop independent study skills. The unit is undertaken with an agreement between the student and a supervisor on a topic related to the supervisor's expertise. The student will meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress.
For group study arrangements the unit of study is available to engage in a topic that is organised by a member of academic staff. This allows a member of staff to teach a topic of special interest or for a visiting academic to teach a subject related to their specialty. Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, or other activities as needed to pursue the elective topic.
Students will develop an understanding of a special topic through reports, projects, and/or tutorial exercises.
ARCH9058 General Elective 7

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Dean (Education) Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive February,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Assignments as determined by Coordinator Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective allows an individual to pursue an agreed topic with a member of academic staff, or for a group of students to pursue a topic proposed by a member of academic staff in a formal learning environment. For individual study arrangements this is an opportunity to develop independent study skills. The unit is undertaken with an agreement between the student and a supervisor on a topic related to the supervisor's expertise. The student will meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress. For group study arrangements the unit of study is available to engage in a topic that is organised by a member of academic staff. This allows a member of staff to teach a topic of special interest or for a visiting academic to teach a subject related to their specialty. Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, or other activities as needed to pursue the elective topic. Students will develop an understanding of a special topic through reports, projects, and/or tutorial exercises.
ARCH9059 General Elective 8

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Dean (Education) Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive January,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Assignments as determined by Coordinator Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective allows an individual to pursue an agreed topic with a member of academic staff, or for a group of students to pursue a topic proposed by a member of academic staff in a formal learning environment. For individual study arrangements this is an opportunity to develop independent study skills. The unit is undertaken with an agreement between the student and a supervisor on a topic related to the supervisor's expertise. The student will meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress. For group study arrangements the unit of study is available to engage in a topic that is organised by a member of academic staff. This allows a member of staff to teach a topic of special interest or for a visiting academic to teach a subject related to their specialty. Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, or other activities as needed to pursue the elective topic. Students will develop an understanding of a special topic through reports, projects, and/or tutorial exercises.
ARCH9085 General Elective 9

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Dean (Education) Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Assignments as determined by Coordinator Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective allows an individual to pursue an agreed topic with a member of academic staff, or for a group of students to pursue a topic proposed by a member of academic staff in a formal learning environment.
For individual study arrangements this is an opportunity to develop independent study skills. The unit is undertaken with an agreement between the student and a supervisor on a topic related to the supervisor's expertise. The student will meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress.
For group study arrangements the unit of study is available to engage in a topic that is organised by a member of academic staff. This allows a member of staff to teach a topic of special interest or for a visiting academic to teach a subject related to their specialty. Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, or other activities as needed to pursue the elective topic.
Students will develop an understanding of a special topic through reports, projects, and/or tutorial exercises.
ARCH9086 General Elective 10

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Dean (Education) Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Assignments as determined by Coordinator Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective allows an individual to pursue an agreed topic with a member of academic staff, or for a group of students to pursue a topic proposed by a member of academic staff in a formal learning environment.
For individual study arrangements this is an opportunity to develop independent study skills. The unit is undertaken with an agreement between the student and a supervisor on a topic related to the supervisor's expertise. The student will meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress.
For group study arrangements the unit of study is available to engage in a topic that is organised by a member of academic staff. This allows a member of staff to teach a topic of special interest or for a visiting academic to teach a subject related to their specialty. Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, or other activities as needed to pursue the elective topic.
Students will develop an understanding of a special topic through reports, projects, and/or tutorial exercises.
ARCH9087 General Elective 11

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Dean (Education) Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Assignments as determined by Coordinator Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective allows an individual to pursue an agreed topic with a member of academic staff, or for a group of students to pursue a topic proposed by a member of academic staff in a formal learning environment.
For individual study arrangements this is an opportunity to develop independent study skills. The unit is undertaken with an agreement between the student and a supervisor on a topic related to the supervisor's expertise. The student will meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress.
For group study arrangements the unit of study is available to engage in a topic that is organised by a member of academic staff. This allows a member of staff to teach a topic of special interest or for a visiting academic to teach a subject related to their specialty. Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, or other activities as needed to pursue the elective topic.
Students will develop an understanding of a special topic through reports, projects, and/or tutorial exercises.
ARCH9088 General Elective 12

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Dean (Education) Session: Intensive April,Intensive August,Intensive July,Intensive June,Intensive March,Intensive May,Intensive November,Intensive October,Intensive September,Semester 1,Semester 1a,Semester 1b,Semester 2,Semester 2a,Semester 2b Assessment: Assignments as determined by Coordinator Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This elective allows an individual to pursue an agreed topic with a member of academic staff, or for a group of students to pursue a topic proposed by a member of academic staff in a formal learning environment.
For individual study arrangements this is an opportunity to develop independent study skills. The unit is undertaken with an agreement between the student and a supervisor on a topic related to the supervisor's expertise. The student will meet with the supervisor regularly to discuss progress.
For group study arrangements the unit of study is available to engage in a topic that is organised by a member of academic staff. This allows a member of staff to teach a topic of special interest or for a visiting academic to teach a subject related to their specialty. Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, or other activities as needed to pursue the elective topic.
Students will develop an understanding of a special topic through reports, projects, and/or tutorial exercises.