Interior Architecture Functional Fundamentals

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

An online undergraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Interior Architecture Functional Fundamentals contextualises development in creative thinking and practice related to interior architecture through an exploration of local and international design history and theory. You will develop the tools to identify a range of ergonomic and anthropometric design constraints, build an understanding of professional standards as applied to interior design and examine the ways in which the human body and mind interact with functional objects and interior spaces.

On completion of this unit, you will be able to identify key industry standards and regulations in relation to the interior design process, analyse theoretical and historical influences and discuss the relationships between human proportion and built scale as applied to a design outcome. You will also be expected to synthesise your knowledge of design theory, material application and ergonomics into a detailed documentation and design of a functional object.

This unit is delivered through a range of learning resources and materials, including discussion forums, web links, standard media, printable materials and online assignment submission. Assessment consists of a model and drawing assignment, a case study and a group research project.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture), Curtin University

You must also have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Technology of Design

Areas of study

In this Interior Architecture Functional Fundamentals unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to anthropometrics and ergonomics studio
  • Learning to measure
  • Standard sizes of elements
  • Introduction to codes standards
  • The way we design affects the way people interact
  • The age of the machine and what this meant for design
  • Space age and what this meant for design
  • Consumerism and throw-away culture
  • Details, materials, joints and connection
  • Documentation and communication
  • Taking a look at some of the major manufacturing houses
  • What have we learnt?

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior 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?

As a core requirement of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture), this unit introduces key principles of interior design theory and practice that you will apply throughout your further study of this course, and throughout your career in the industry. A working knowledge of the standards and contexts of interior architecture in relation to various social, political, cultural and artistic contexts is a highly desirable skill that can help you continue to stand out in this challenging, but highly creative and rewarding field.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Interior Architecture Functional Fundamentals 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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Financial assistance

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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