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Architecture Undergraduate Non-Degree

Overview

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning offers a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program of single Units of Study providing a valuable opportunity for individuals to gain and update knowledge, enhance career pathways or explore a personal interest. These subjects are open to professionals with or without prior higher education in these fields.

Our units of study span a range of specialist areas from Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Intelligent Building Controls, to Building Economics – all vital elements of a high performing building. Many of theses units are offered for the first time in Australia at postgraduate level.

Please note that these CPD credits will not count towards a postgraduate award unless you choose to enroll as a part-time or full-time student in which case you will be required to fullfill the appropriate assessment tasks.

There are limited places in some of the units and they will be allocated on first come, first served basis.

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DESC9673 - Intelligent Building Control Systems
This unit presents an overview of intelligent buildings from the Building Management and Control System (BMCS) perspective, focusing specifically on Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) processes, plus other building services including security, lighting, and vertical transportation. Fundamentals of control systems theory and technology will be presented
Program Director: Professor Richard de Dear
Session: Semester 1
Classes: 5 days, 9am-5pm
Dates: 30 Apr, 1, 2, 3 & 4 May 2017
Cost: CPD Reduced Rate $2,500

DESC9674 - Building Information Management
This unit will introduce students to the theory and practice of building information management and modelling. The unit starts with building management, which brings knowledge and skill on how to operate buildings to optimise performance. It also introduces Building Information Modelling (BIM), which is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility.
Program Director: Dr Jessica Zhang
Session: Semester 1
Classes: 5 days intensive 9am-5pm
Dates: 9, 10, 11 Mar, 28, 29 Apr 2017
Cost: CPD Reduced Rate $2,500

DESC9675 - High Performance Facades
This unit explores advanced building façades and their role in reducing environmental impacts while simultaneously enhancing indoor environment quality for building occupants. Advanced façades are those that are designed, analysed, procured and operated as a system.
Program Director: Professor Richard de Dear
Session: Semester 1
Classes: 5 days intensive 9am-5pm
Dates: 27 Mar, 3, 8, 15 & 29 May 2017
Cost: CPD Reduced Rate $2,500

IDEA9106 - Design Thinking
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. The cognitive processes of individual designers are also explored. 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.
Program Director: Dr Naseem Ahmadpour
Session: Semester 1
Classes: Tuesday evenings, Time 6-9pm
Dates: 7 Mar - 30 May 2017 (Except 18 Apr)
Cost: CPD Reduced Rate $2,500

IDEA9103 - Design Programming
This unit aims to teach students an understanding of the stages involved in the development of software for design; skills in the design and implementation of software for design tasks and in the development of software as design tools. On the successful completion of this unit of study, students will have demonstrated through individual and group programming assignments: skills in using software tools to build interactive, visual design applications; knowledge of object-oriented programming concepts; implementation techniques such as editing, using libraries, and compilation and runtime environments; knowledge of programming language concepts including: classes, methods, object creation, instance and local variables, primitive and object types, simple I/O, and control flow; knowledge of software design and development processes including analysis of requirements, design of data-structures, functions and classes, software development lifecycles, and managing software projects. This unit is a foundational core unit in the Master of Interaction Design and Electronic Arts program.
Program Director: Liam Bray
Session: Semester 1
Classes: Friday mornings, Time 10am-1pm
Dates: 10 Mar - 2 Jun 2017 (Except 11 Apr)
Cost: CPD Reduced Rate $2,500

IDEA9101 - IDEA Lab
The aim of this unit of study is the learning of key technical skills for prototyping and building interactive digital media within a creative design framework. The unit provides an introduction to the fundamentals of various software and hardware construction tools, and the technological platforms available for building sensor-based interfaces.
Program Director: Liam Bray
Session: Semester 1
Classes: Friday, Time 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
Dates: 10 Mar - 7 Apr 2017
Cost: CPD Reduced Rate $2,500

Units of Study

Admission requirement

These Units of Study are available only to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and citizens of New Zealand. Participants are expected to complete the assessment work and if successfully completed, will be eligible to receive credit towards a future degree.

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Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students


The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount. For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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