Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Prato Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Term 2 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield Term 2 2015 (Day)
Prato Term 2 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Trimester 2 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield Trimester 2 2015 (Day)
Prato Trimester 2 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Term 3 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield Term 3 2015 (Day)
Prato Term 3 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Trimester 3 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield Trimester 3 2015 (Day)
Prato Trimester 3 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kate Tregloan


The interdisciplinary studio environment provides through team-based project activities and problem-based learning, the application of knowledge, techniques and methodologies from the students' individual disciplines, whilst addressing a complex multi-faceted problem. The unit may involve any combination of art, design or architecture students. The ability to critically and creatively engage with 'real world' problems through interdisciplinary approaches will be the core of this unit. Students will further develop skills in communication, collaboration and innovation, essential tools for both professional practice and research activities within their chosen field and beyond. The final outcomes from the unit may be collaborative or individual.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will have gain the ability to:

  1. operate constructively and collaboratively as part of a team
  2. develop observation, research, communication and information gathering skills
  3. contribute as a discipline-specific practitioner within an interdisciplinary context
  4. conduct critical enquiry and provide summative reviews of peers across disciplines
  5. conceptualise, design and create a response to a given interdisciplinary problem
  6. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the interdisciplinary practice, in order to collaborate safely with peers


Fieldwork may be required for this unit. Full details will be outlined in the Unit Guide


100% mixed mode by folio at both mid-semester assessment and final assessment

Workload requirements

24 hours total per week, consisting of:
8 contact hours (including site visits, lecture, seminar and tutorial, etc) and 16 hours independent study time; or equivalent.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


OHS1000 and a pass in 24 credit points of studio unit at level 2; enrolment in an approved Faculty award. Students must obtain approval from their Course Coordinator.