Integrated Buildings Research Studio

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

This unit, Integrated Buildings Research Studio, offered online by Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Curtin University, will give you the skills required to create a succession of outputs that describe (in writing, graphically and verbally) your designs from the Complex Buildings Research Studio unit.

Although this unit takes place online, the design work is staged within vocational working contexts such as workshops, on-site visits, and real-world projects. Once finished, the unit enables you to assess and utilise professional projects, reviewed by industry peers. This gives you the understanding needed to express design ideas and make references used for creative and bibliographical aims.

You will also be taught how to embody design skills and requirements necessary to this industry within a notional design setup. In addition to this, the unit enables you to progress and present a completed design, which describes theoretical ideas that conforms to standardised industry formats.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • You must have successfully completed or be enrolled in the mandatory co-requisite unit, Integrated Buildings Research Methods

AND

  • Be accepted into the Master of Architecture

    Areas of study

    In this Integrated Building Research Studio unit, the topics you will study include:
    • City as site (introduction)
    • Working the site, briefs and codes
    • Justifications
    • Development applications and approvals
    • Details
    • A set (working drawings/documentation)
    • The finer details
    • Building licence submission

    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 Integrated Research Buildings Studio online unit will appeal to you if your chosen career path is within the fields of architecture, building research and interior design. You will obtain valuable practical knowledge and the ability to produce documents that comply with industry standards and formatting expectations. Such skills will enable you to excel in architecture and design.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Integrated Buildings Research Studio 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 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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