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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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedPrato Trimester 2 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Warren Taylor


The interdisciplinary studio environment, provides through team-based project activities and problem-based learning, the application of knowledge and techniques from the students individual design disciplines, whilst solving a complex multi-faceted design problem. Offshore context requires students to respond in a conscious and critical manner to the local environment, and to exercise entrepreneurial skills to research.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. operate constructively as part of a team
  2. contribute as a discipline-specific designer within an interdisciplinary design context
  3. support and assist other design specialists
  4. develop observation, research and information gathering skills conducted in an unfamiliar cultural context
  5. conduct critical enquiry and provide summative reviews of self and peers.


Exercises and projects: 90%
Attendance and participation: 10%

Workload requirements

8 studio hours and 14 hours of independent study per week.

See also Unit timetable information

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