Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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


This unit deals with the practical aspects of making models in both studio and workshop, embracing workshop practices, various architectural modelling techniques and the safe use of selected manual/semi automated tools. Students undertake programmed exercises in modelmaking.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. have a knowledge of the range of modelling types and their applications
  2. to be able to make a variety of simple architectural models in the studio or workshop
  3. have a general understanding of fabrication techniques and finishing processes involved in the execution of prescribed architectural modelling projects
  4. have a working knowledge of the application and operation of selected manual and semi automatic equipment
  5. understand occupational health and safety policy requirements of the modelmaking workshop and studio environments and be able to demonstrate safe working practices on a selected range of equipment
  6. understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


Students must also pass a safety test

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including; 4 workshop hours and 8 independent study hours per week

See also Unit timetable information


DGW1101 and IAR1401 and OHS1000