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Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Studio

  • Qualification:

    Undergraduate unit

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

  • Start date:

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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

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%).

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Architecture Contexts Studio

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

  • Architectural Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Methods

You must also have been accepted into the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), Curtin University

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 Discourse and Spatial Intelligence Studio unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Terroir
  • Poetics
  • Culinary tectonics
  • On drawing
  • Museums
  • Wineries
  • Think brick and brickwork
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

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.

Career outcomes

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.

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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