Architectural Culture Research Topics 2

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

Architectural Culture Research Topics 2 is provided by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University. Students enrolled in this unit will develop their critical skills to gain an advanced understanding of the various themes and concepts surrounding architecture and urban environments. This includes the theoretical, historical, social and cultural aspects of this discipline. For some students, a fieldwork component will be included, depending on the focus of their research.

To form a broad understanding of architecture, students will learn to critically analyse and communicate conceptual frameworks, drawing on relevant disciplinary knowledge to evaluate the social, cultural and political conditions significant to architecture, and to hypothesise and synthesise historical, theoretical and philosophical ideas and relationships. Assessment is comprised of an assignment, presentation and research essay.

Eligibility

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

  • Master of Architecture, Curtin University

Areas of study

In this research unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction
  • Finding a topic in heritage
  • Introduction to heritage and indigenous heritage
  • Heritage characteristics and regulation
  • Intangible cultural heritage and adaptive re-use
  • Interpretation
  • Philosophical background to sustainability
  • Sustainability and heritage
  • The Burra Charter: theory and application
  • The role of the architect in a heritage project
  • Materials conservation
  • 10 things not to do

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?

Each of the 10 topics studied throughout this unit ensure a broad understanding of architecture, spanning history, culture, sustainability, materials, philosophy and the Burra Charter.

Students completing this unit will have developed skills enabling them to critically analyse and communicate conceptual frameworks that draw on relevant disciplinary knowledge. They will also have carried out a deep evaluation of the social, cultural and political conditions significant to architectural hypotheses. They will able to prove to potential employers or future research hosts that they have developed a broad and critical understanding of architecture, through a synthesis of historical, theoretical and philosophical ideas and relationships.

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 2 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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