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
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Nicole Kalms


Projects are complex and multi-faceted. Building code and other statutory and technical requirements are discussed and basic resolution of these issues is a part of the project requirements. Students incorporate understanding of contemporary discourse in interior, environmental and architectural design and related social theory. Students articulate and test their individual design philosophies in studio discussion.


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

  1. achieve design solutions for interior design projects which integrate technical factors and issues, and human and social requirements within a well-resolved holistic aesthetic that transcends the constraints of the project
  2. undertake basic research and analysis that informs the design approach and its outcomes
  3. resolve increasingly complex interior architecture projects
  4. understand a range of design communication media and demonstrate competency in several of them
  5. have a firm grasp of methodical approaches to interior architecture projects
  6. provide clear reasoning for their choice of methodology, media, design options and solutions
  7. articulate an aesthetic for their design in terms of a social/historical context
  8. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Design projects: 90%; written discourse: 10%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, including 4 studio hours and 8 independent study hours per week

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Chief examiner(s)


Must have passed all units in OHS1000 and IAR2114 and IAR2204 and DIS2910