Architectural Culture Research Topics 1

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

The Architectural Culture Research Topics 1 online unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University assesses students' understanding of the impact of cultural and historical conditions on architecture. Students will analyse their findings from a theoretical and philosophical stance, demonstrating a sound critical understanding of the vocation. 

For this unit, students will be expected to explore new research topics in order to demonstrate a broad knowledge of the subject. Relevant prior knowledge should be drawn upon in conjunction with a significant amount of new research. Students may be required to undertake fieldwork if pertinent to the project’s focus.

This unit requires effective communication of research and analysis across a range of mediums and to a diverse audience. Learning objectives will be assessed through an assignment, a presentation and a research essay (50%).

Eligibility

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

  • Be accepted into the Master of Architecture, Curtin University

AND

  • Have not already completed the Architecture and Culture unit, as it is considered academically equivalent

Areas of study

In this Architectural Culture Research Topics 1 unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to cities
  • The grid
  • Dispersed city
  • City as museum
  • Collage city
  • Polarised city
  • City and climate
  • Cybercities
  • Urbanscaping
  • Regent park
  • Interim presentation of research topic
  • Final presentation of research and conclusion

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?

This unit offers students the opportunity to explore new research topics from a theoretical standpoint. Students will broaden their knowledge of social, cultural and historical influences and gain an appreciation of the significance that these factors have on architectural design.

For this unit, students will carry out independent work and develop valuable research skills; some topics may even lend themselves to fieldwork. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their versatility by reporting their findings through various means, including a presentation and essay.

A required element on the Master of Architecture course, this program is one of 14 units that need to be completed in order for the student to be awarded a master’s degree. This, coupled with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, provides the educational foundation required to be registered as an architect.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Architectural Culture Research Topics 1 from Curtin University
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable 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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