Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.
Selection criteria: Academic merit. Priority will also be given to students with digital design software knowledge in particular Rhino 3D
For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/quota-subjects
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: 3 hours per week in lecture/workshop
Total Time Commitment:
Admission into one of the following courses
MC-ARCH Master of Architecture
Study Period Commencement:
January, Semester 1, Semester 2
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
Students are required to have extensive experience with digital design software in particular Rhino 3D as all the fabrication equipment is operated using this program. Experience with Grasshopper is also desirable but not required.
|Non Allowed Subjects:
|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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorMr Hamish Hill, Mr Jas Johnston
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
This subject will explore the use of Digital Design and Fabrication Tools to design and make a piece of furniture. Students will be expected to utilise digital design techniques in combination with fabrication methods to investigate and manipulate outcomes which this technology allows. This may include things such as material qualities, formal possibilities, or parametric systems. All students will be expected to explore a particular agenda and will be required to build a final furniture piece which demonstrates this. Students will be provided with specific training in the operation and potentials of different fabrication equipment, in particular the CNC router.
The furniture piece should:
There are three work requirements for this subject which will contribute to 100% of the assessment:
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Enhance student’s knowledge of digital design software and fabrication equipment and their relationship to contemporary design practices.
Provide greater understanding of materials and structure
Encourage debate and engagement with the theoretical and practical aspects of architectural design and production.
|Links to further information:
Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
200 point Master of Architecture
300 point Master of Architecture
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects
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