Architectural Practice B (Teach Out)

Subject ABPL90140 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours: 1x1 hour lecture per week, 1x2 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Entry to the Melbourne School of Design or approval of the subject coordinator.
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: None specified
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

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.
Objectives: None specified
  • Project proposal of up to 1000 words due in week 4 (20%).
  • Written and/or graphic project of at least 4000 words due at the end of semester (80%).
Prescribed Texts: None specified
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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