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)Mr Sven Mehzoud


Students are introduced to built applications of the technology of lighting and daylight, acoustics, power supply, water supply, waste removal, ventilation, heating and air conditioning, kinetic systems and the use of energy efficient and ecologically sound systems. Lectures address structural systems and their components as applied in a range of common interior and small scale architectural projects. Students focus on methods of determining structural integrity and detailing structural systems for construction. Tutorials and seminars discuss the impact of building systems technologies on interior use and ambience.


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

  1. demonstrate familiarity with the key technical systems used in the provision of building services
  2. apply knowledge regarding services requirements in the specification of products and systems
  3. design interior spaces that incorporate appreciation of the impact of services on construction and interior use and ambience
  4. describe the structural principles that apply in different construction applications
  5. determine appropriate structural systems for a range of common interior projects
  6. detail the application of basic structural systems for construction
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Assignments: 70%; written test: 30%

Workload requirements

12 hours per week, include 4 class hours and 8 independent study hours.

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Chief examiner(s)


Must pass all units in OHS1000, IAR2303 and IAR2204


IAR2302, IAR2305