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Architectural Contexts Methods

  • Qualification:

    Undergraduate unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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Course Unit
A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

What you'll learn

About this unit

Delivered through Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, the Architectural Contexts Method unit explores the concept of ideation techniques, involving application and modelling of relevant contexts and precedents.

This unit focuses on integrated learning by looking at real world workplace situations and simulated projects, so you gain the practical skills to take into the field of architecture.

After studying this unit, you will be able to articulate your ideas through measurement-accurate drawings, apply your skills to record and transfer information gathered on sites, and be able to use a physical study model.



To be eligible for this unit, you must have completed one of the following unit:

  • Architecture and Spatial Grammar Studio
  • Architecture and Spatial Grammar Methods

You must also have successfully completed, or currently be enrolled in the following unit:

  • Architecture Contexts Studio

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), 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.

Areas of study

In this Architectural Contexts Methods unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Art and architecture
  • Perception of space and site
  • Diagramming concepts
  • Sustainability
  • Modelling
  • Designs from the inside out
  • Detailing
  • Structure and forces
  • Materials
  • Presentation
  • Critique/feedback
  • Review
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Career outcomes

The Architectural Contexts Methods unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University will teach you valuable skills needed in the architecture industry, which will prepare you for work after finishing your studies. It will also give you the basic skills needed in creating architecture models and learning the measurements involved, which is necessary for finding a job in this career field.

Payment options & support

Finance options

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


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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-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).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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