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)
Caulfield Trimester 2 2015 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr John Sadar


This unit explores aspects of architectural media. This unit examines a range of discursive and material aspects of architectural media. It will take into consideration various cultural, social, and technological factors utilizing historical, theoretical, and projective approaches. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and diverse points of view with an underlying concern for the implications for architectural design. The unit will foster skills necessary for assessing and contributing to the built environment.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Become acquainted with theories and practices shaping architecture
  2. Have a wider comprehension of architectural media

3 .Gain enhanced skills in articulating architectural ideas

4. 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 Masters of Architecture or by permission, OHS1000