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In this online unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, you will learn about various aspects of the design process for small scale architecture, and develop a number of essential skills that will enable you to progress to the next stage of your studies.
Key learning areas will include methods of construction, integration of structural principles, services, and selection of materials. You will learn the relationship between each of these aspects, and how to incorporate them into the design process. The unit will not only teach you the principles of the design process, but will also equip you with the vocabulary and understanding to communicate these elements effectively.
On completion of this unit, you will be able to collect and synthesise relevant information, integrate and apply the knowledge you have acquired in key learning areas, and use appropriate methods to communicate knowledge in the design of a project. Assessment for this unit consists of two assignments (20% and 40%), one report (20%) and a final test (20%).
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:
You must also have been accepted into the following course:
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.
In this Architectural Technology and Making unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an essential component in the completion of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) qualification from Curtin University, and therefore offers the opportunity to advance your studies in architecture.
The unit also offers you the chance to develop essential knowledge and skills about the architectural design process, which will prove useful in subsequent study. It will also act as an invaluable grounding in the practice of design. The unit is directly applicable to your future career prospects, as it will form part of the basis of your knowledge for a successful career in architectural practice.
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.
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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