Architectural Systems Research Topics

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

For students of architecture, the online Architectural Systems Research Topics unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University is a chance to improve evaluative and analytical skills.

With the opportunity to focus on specific areas such as digital, technological or environmental architectural systems, you will develop your own fieldwork investigation. In addition to acquiring critical evaluative skills, this will test and enhance your ability to communicate findings to a diverse client profile. Consisting of a project analysis, portfolio and report elements, you benefit from the flexibility of online learning and the freedom of pursuing your own project.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into the Master of Architecture, Curtin University.

Areas of study

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

  • Introduction to parametric design
  • Points and lines
  • Curves and functions
  • Surfaces
  • Curvature and surface geometry
  • Carrier surfaces and components
  • Parametric component design and construction
  • Tessellation by parametric replication
  • Planar fabrication
  • Digital fabrication
  • Model fabrication

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?

The Architectural Systems Research Topics unit will equip students with the ability to undertake detailed evaluation and analysis of digital, technical or architectural systems, based on the findings of a research project. Such evaluations will teach students how to manage diverse client profiles. After project evaluation, students will learn methods for communication of the results. Students also gain experience in conducting fieldwork of their own choosing.

The research and analytic skills learned during the unit will enhance the ability of students to make informed design decisions, and also to concisely synthesize the results of findings in their reports. An acquaintance with topics from surface geometry to model fabrication will ensure that students graduate with the skills vital to a successful start in the profession.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Architectural Systems Research Projects 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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