Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)John Sadar


This unit engages with architectural techniques set within a broad range of social, cultural, environmental, political, economic, historical, theoretical and technical contexts. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and approaches. The unit examines the formulation, application and implications of techniques in relation to architectural design research. The unit advances critical understanding required to shape the built environment.


  1. Demonstrate command of architectural techniques and understanding of their broad contexts
  2. Evaluate and communicate the potentials of architectural techniques
  3. Be able to apply diverse forms of knowledge to address professional and design research projects
  4. Have developed and demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of how observation, analysis experiment and critique apply to the formulation and undertaking of architecture design research
  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)


Admission to the Master of Architecture or by permission