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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Nicole Kalms


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.


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.


Assignments: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Nicole Kalms

Contact hours

12 hours per week, 4 taught hours and 8 independent study hours