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 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedNot offered in 2015
Coordinator(s)Mr Sven Mehzoud


This unit involves the introduction of issues concerning interior climate, acoustics, power supply, water supply, waste removal, (hydraulics), lighting, escalators/lifts. The issues of energy efficiency and ecological soundness and the basic science of these issues are covered as case studies examining their resolution in buildings


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

  1. understand the range of service issues involved in interiors
  2. understand the effect of services on interior ambience and construction
  3. understand the basic science of the range of service technologies
  4. understand the elements of structural systems; 5.have knowledge of basic structural elements and constructions and their response to the application of forces
  5. be capable of analysing the behavior of structure
  6. appreciate a variety of major interior and small scale architectural examples utilising structural concepts and systems
  7. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


Examination: 40%. Assignments: 60%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including; 4 hours in lectures/tutorials and 8 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)



IAR2301 and IAR2304