Advanced Applied Architectural Systems

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

This Open Universities Australia unit in Advanced Applied Architectural Systems is intended to give students an understanding of a variety of architectural systems, whether these be environmental, technological or structural.

You will learn the methods of application for these within the scope of diverse architectural projects, specifically in relation to factors such as the environment and the needs of the community. The unit, offered by Curtin University, will give students both practical and theoretical experience so that they understand key elements of the design process, and can apply these in future decision making relating to architectural design.

A fieldwork component also allows students to research an area of their own choosing, allowing them to explore and test specific projects and systems. Assessment consists of a portfolio and two reports, which will make up the bulk of a student's mark.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Must be accepted into the Master of Architecture, Curtin University

Areas of study

In this Advanced Applied Architectural Systems unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • The big picture
  • Mechanical and environmental systems
  • Acoustics
  • Structure
  • Facades
  • Setting parameters
  • Extracting information
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Review

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Architecture, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

As a core requirement of the Master of Architecture course, the Advanced Applied Architectural Systems unit is vital in preparing you for a career in architecture. Not only does it give you knowledge and experience in dealing with various types of architectural systems, you'll learn how to apply these in a variety of complex architectural projects.

With the thorough understanding of technological and environmental systems and later also structural systems you will gain from this program, you'll be able to make design decisions based on the built and natural environment of a project, while also factoring in the needs of both building users and the wider community.

With a focus on analysis, modelling and testing methods, the course will also prepare you in communicating your research and explorations at an international standard, and allow you to synthesise these findings in an appropriate way. As the unit uses diverse client profiles and a variety of contexts, students will come away with a broad scope of experience that will aid them when facing real-world scenarios in their career.

With assessment based on both a portfolio and reports, and fieldwork being a major component to this unit, students will find that they're also prepared for these aspects of an architectural career.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Advanced Applied Architectural Systems from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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