Architectural Practice

Subject 702-545 (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: Entry to the Graduate School of ABP or approval of the subject coordinator
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:


Dr Peter Raisbeck
Subject Overview:

This subject is designed to prepare students for leading decision-making roles as architects or landscape architects within professional service firms. Students will develop knowledge and skills in: strategic planning, marketing, business planning, contractual frameworks, project management, risk management and branding of design firms.

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the body of knowledge defining architectural practice.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical, legal and industrial context within which architects practice.
  • Implement the procedures necessary to ensure the orderly and effective delivery of architectural services.
  • Manage risks with particular reference to their identification, allocation and control.
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:
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Use and citation of sources
  • Written and verbal presentation of ideas
  • Essay and report writing
  • Ability to analyze social and cultural contexts

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