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 Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Nicole Kalms


This unit runs in parallel with IAR4120 to reinforce the intellectual and design contexts for the studio exploration. Activities include ongoing reflection, documentation and contextualisation of students' research. Students will draw on IAR4500 to articulate processes, findings and implications uncovered through the studio project.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. demonstrate reflective approaches for the production of design research
  2. document and communicate the processes and findings of a design research project
  3. locate their work in relation to socio-economic, cultural, design and intellectual developments relevant to interior architecture
  4. select and apply appropriate design research concepts, strategies and methods
  5. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 3 contact hours and 9 hours of independent study or equivalent

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