Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2015 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Day)
Prato Trimester 2 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr John Sadar (Caulfield), Jacqui Alexander (Prato)


This unit examines issues in architectural production. This unit covers architectural production in relation to a range of historical, theoretical, material and speculative domains addressing diverse social, cultural, technological, and communicative aspects of architecture. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and points of view. The unit will develop analytical methods for understanding and contributing to the evolving built environment.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have gained a broader exposure and deeper engagement with architectural production
  2. Develop a capacity to undertake research in architectural production
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically assess aspects of architectural production
  4. Have gained familiarity with principles and strategies influencing the development of architecture
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours and 9 hours of independent study or equivalent.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr John Sadar (Caulfield S1 & S2), Jacqui Alexander (Prato T2-58)


Admission to Masters of Architecture and OHS1000 or by permission.