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Professional practice for interior architecture ( 6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield First semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces students to the range of practical, fiscal, operational and legislated requirements for operation as a competent professional practitioner of interior architecture. Site visits relevant to the projects are undertaken.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: 1. be able to analyse the key professional and management issues in a range of interior architecture projects; 2. develop strategies for undertaking research and design for projects and select appropriate research methods; 3. be able to undertake computer-based scheduling of the management of the design project and its implementation; 4. understand issues of ethics and morality specifically related to the interior architectural profession; 5. be familiar with commercial and contract law, with specific emphasis on construction related issues; 6. understand intellectual property laws, copyright, plagiarism, patents, and design registration; 7. have an understanding of management skills and relevant government workplace legislation; 8. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.

Assessment: Assignments: 100%

Contact Hours: 12 hours per week, 4 taught hours and 8 independent study hours

Prerequisites: IAR2113

Prohibitions: PPR2110,PPR3108