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By focusing on various theoretical concepts surrounding the way we think about and make architecture, this online unit by Curtin University highlights the diversity of design while enabling you to refine your own practices and methods. Delivered online by Open Universities Australia, and involving site visits, research and practical design, the unit offers you well-rounded insight into architectural discourse.
Through the analysis of various precedents, such as buildings themselves, as well as text and bodies of work – from local, national, and international practices – you will be able to articulately communicate the different concepts surrounding contemporary architecture. These ideas will then be practically applied in a series of small design projects.
You will then have the opportunity to focus on one specific theoretical position, experimenting with this to design a medium sized public building. The unit will be assessed on this (50%), as well as an investigation (35%) and a portfolio (15%).
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:
You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in or intending to concurrently enrol in the following unit:
You must also have been accepted into the following course:
In this Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Studio unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
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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As a core requirement of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) degree, this unit will naturally benefit anyone interested in a career in architecture. As you will be exploring the various discourses surrounding the industry, and refining your own architectural approach along the way, this unit provides an excellent understanding of the subject.
Through research, site visits, and the simulation of real world projects, you will complete the unit prepared for a career in architecture. The unit also offers a great deal of transferable skills that will be beneficial to any profession.
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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.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
Develop your knowledge of architectural discourse with this online Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Methods unit provided by Curtin University.
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