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 Second semester 2015 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)
Prato Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr John Sadar (Caulfield), Ms Jacqui Alexander (Prato T2-58)


This unit provides focused study into architecture culture. The unit will foster critical capacities for comprehending and contributing to the built environment. This unit examines architectural culture through the lenses of historically and theoretically based speculative and material developments. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and diverse points of view. Students will also gain awareness of the associated effects on and of architectural design.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have a broader understanding of architecture culture
  2. Gain skills for evaluating dimensions of architecture culture
  3. Be exposed to methods and tactics involved in architecture culture
  4. Have developed skills for producing and communicating critical investigations of architecture culture
  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 per week and 9 hours of independent study or equivalent.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


Admission to Master of Architecture, OHS1000 or by permission.