Applied Construction

Subject 702-509 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Hybrid Construction
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Subject Overview:

In this subject, students will explore and translate a complex design proposition into a mode of construction, which considers assembly, materiality, regulatory frameworks, environmental servicing and leading edge industry practice.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Adapt and apply construction details to new purposes.
  • Resolve a design proposal to Design Development stage applying current good practice in terms of sustainability and detailing.
  • Communicate using accepted architectural drawing practices.
Assessment: Project proposal of up to 1000 words due in week 4 (20%) and written and/or graphic project of at least 4000 words due at the end of semester (80%).
Prescribed Texts: TBC
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: In this subject students will develop:
  • an ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • an expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, and a capacity to do so
  • a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning
  • the ability to communicate accurately and succinctly using documentation techniques.
  • the ability to respond effectively to unfamiliar problems and contexts using existing knowledge where appropriate.
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture

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