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In this online unit in Interior Architecture Habitation Fundamentals, you’ll discover the concept of materiality, and discuss the application of various materials within the context of the built environment. Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, you will consider how materials influence the aesthetic appeal of a space, along with their impact on human interactions with the man-made environment.
Through the application of analytical thinking and theoretical understanding gathered during both this unit, and prerequisite units, you will learn to solve numerous issues regarding design. Through synthesis of this knowledge, you will become capable of creating a design installation. You will also obtain an understanding of the limitations associated with materials, and become capable of applying this understanding when solving design-related problems.
You will become familiar with the process of assessing social and environmental issues associated with sourcing materials, and will discuss the ethical issues arising from material life cycle. Sustainability, and theories of sustainable practice, will be integrated into the topic, and should be considered throughout.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
You must also have successfully completed the following unit:
In this interior architecture 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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This unit will provide you with an introduction to the concept of materiality, and will help you to gain an understanding of how materials contribute to how people experience the built environment.
You will develop an understanding of the aesthetic implications of materials, as well as their attributes and limitations, which will be highly beneficial in pursuing a career within interior architecture. By discussing a case study during the unit, you’ll ensure that you gain a practical understanding of the application of the concepts covered.
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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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.