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An online undergraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Architectural Technology in Context helps you to develop a range of skills related to the role of technology in building design. You will get to grips with the cultural, physical, social and technological factors involved with small scale building design, informed by careful analysis of relevant data.
The unit allows you to build on your knowledge and broaden your understanding of the impact architectural technology can have on human and environmental performance. You will study a range of real-world examples and theoretical case studies to engage with a variety of perspectives and current trends within the industry.
On completion of this unit you will be able to assess the performance of the built environment using appropriate technologies, and reflect on the relationship between natural, human and built environments. You will apply passive design principles to a creative project, learn how to synthesise relevant data to inform your design decisions, and deliver a written report on your findings.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:
You must also be 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 in Context unit, the topics you will study include:
Architectural Technology in Context is a core unit of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), helping you to build on the skills you developed at level one, and further your understanding of some of the key theories and principles that you will encounter in your career and further studies. A foundation in architecture opens up employment opportunities in a wide range of industries, including construction, scientific and technical services, public administration, safety and health care and social assistance.
In addition to the specific tools you will develop, successful completion of this unit demonstrates initiative, creative thinking and critical awareness that can prove to be highly desirable assets in a range of wider fields. These might include areas such as urban design, environmental research, building conservation, heritage matters or community development.
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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