This online Australia, Architecture and Identity unit from Open Universities Australia and Curtin University interrogates the concept of Australian identity through the exploration of regional architecture. By addressing historical and cultural themes, the unit encourages you to reflect upon the symbiotic relationship between design and a country’s sense of self.
Exploring ideas of national identity, heritage and conservation, you will assess architectural sites in terms of their contextual and cross-disciplinary relationships. By conducting research and engaging in site visits, you'll build a well-rounded understanding of Australian architecture and its key issues.
While focusing on Australian architecture, your study will move beyond the country itself to also explore Australian global architecture. You'll also be introduced to theories such as modernism, while exploring broader concepts such as memory.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Must be accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) course
It is assumed that applicants will have an introductory level of knowledge in this area or other relevant experience
Areas of study
In this architecture unit, the topics you will study include:
Memory, identity and architecture
Introduction to heritage
Strangers in a strange land
The armed camp
Sweetness and light
The showgirl and the priest
Modernism in Australia
Nuts and berries
The architecture of commemoration
The contested past
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.
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Through research and site visits, this unit will give you the practical experience and theoretical knowledge needed to truly understand Australian architecture and its related issues. As such, this unit would be especially beneficial for anyone looking at a career in architecture in this country.
The unit would also be advantageous for those interested in further academic study, as you will be introduced to various theories and wide ranging concepts that can be applied to other subjects.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Australia, Architecture and Identity from Curtin University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-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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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.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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