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An online postgraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Integrated Buildings Research Methods incorporates Work Integrated Learning to introduce techniques and best practices around planning and documenting architectural projects. Topics you will cover include principles of ideation, statutory planning, client requirements and employing best practice standards.
You will use computer generated drawing techniques to create a detailed design project in line with industry standards. On completion of the unit, you will have learned how to visually communicate initial design intent and determine project constraints through consideration of various construction methods.
This unit incorporates Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and a range of study resources including audio/video conferencing, podcasting, streaming multimedia and online assignment submission. Assessment takes the form of three assignments covering contextual investigation, a development application drawing set and a documentation drawing set.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in or intending to concurrently enrol in the following unit:
In this Integrated Buildings Research Methods unit, the topics you will study include:
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.
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Together with the unit Integrated Buildings Research Studio, this Integrated Buildings Research Methods unit provides a solid foundation in the various techniques and methodologies involved in planning and designing for architectural projects. Success in these units delivers valuable tools for pursuing or progressing in a career in the architectural industry.
This unit is also a core requirement of the Master of Architecture, offering advanced studies in architectural theory and research, management, design project work and professional practice. The skills you develop in this unit will feed into your final project for this course and help you to build employable skill sets that you can apply to real world projects and work situations.
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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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