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Empirical Thinking - BADP1001

Year - 2018

This unit of study introduces approaches to thinking and working in the built environment that are based on measurement, analysis and modelling. Students develop a range of quantitative skills, from the ability to measure several important aspects of buildings to the ability to use mathematics to communicate insight into the relationships between the characteristics of building and the perceptions and experiences of occupants. This unit explores subjective and objective data, measurement uncertainty and bias, analysis techniques for different kinds of data, visual representations of data, and mathematical modelling. Topics that enable students to understand empirical research, including experimental design, research methods, and ethics, are also discussed. During lab sessions, students apply the concepts introduced in the lectures to real architectural spaces.

Classes
Lecture 1 hr/wk; lab 2 hrs/wk

Assessment
Assignment 1 (20%); Assignment 2 (30%); Exam (50%)

Assumed knowledge
DECO1006 and DECO1012 and BDES1011 and AWSS1001

Co-requisites

BDES1023 and DAAE1001

Details

Faculty: Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Architectural and Design Science
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Assoc Prof Wendy Davis
HECS Band: 2
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