Strategic Workplace Project

Subject 702-625 (2008)

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Credit Points: 25.000
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48-72 hours (equivalent of 4-6 hours per week). Estimated total time commitment: (including non-contact time): Equivalent of 17 - 20 hours a week (204-240 hours total).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Workplace Design or Masters of Architecture (coursework and research examined by design), 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:


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Subject Overview:

This studio subject will address the strategic, or level, of designing (or planning) that will generate the spatial planning and design concepts within which the more detailed design has to fit. Students will be expected to seek innovative responses to the complexities of the situation and circumstances posed by the project set for the studio. The students will be required to test their strategic propositions by developing detailed designs for one typical and one atypical component of the project brief. The studio will operate as a laboratory in which the design work is to progress by rigorous analysis, research, study of precedent and experimentation, based on well-researched theory and experience.

Assessment: Students will be required to present a portfolio of studies and propositions, a piece of critical writing on the relationship of the propositions to established theory and experience, and programmatic concepts of what would make a satisfying outcome. The presentation of the completed work to the panel should advance the broader debate on the issues and opportunities for the workplace strategic planning or design. Equivalent of 15,000 words.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to conceptualise the spatial planning and design principles and qualities into which the detailed requirements of an organisation's workplace can be satisfied; present a strong case for the suitability of the design propositions based on research, theory and analysis of the precedent.

On successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

  • develop the detailed spatial planning and design outcomes and qualities into which the operations of an organisation's workplace practices can be satisfied, the desired qualities achieved and the appropriate values expressed; and
  • produce and present a strong case for the suitability of the design propositions based on research, theory and analysis of precedent.

Notes: Computer Requirements: Students will be expected to provide their own hardware and software where requirements are not available in the Faculty.
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture(by Coursework)

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