Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture


Dr Matthew Bird



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit will focus on the construction and design activities employed in the assembly and arrangement of materials for interior architecture projects. The incorporation of services within inhabited environments will be introduced, and explored by students through focused observation and project work.


On successful completion of this unit, students will have the ability to:

  1. explain the basic principles influencing structural systems and their impact on construction
  2. understand issues of environmental sustainability in relation to the construction and servicing of interior architecture projects
  3. identify a range of service systems relevant to interior architecture and the basic principles underpinning these
  4. propose construction solutions as part of design development, including detail design
  5. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% Mixed Mode Assessment (includes progressive assessment and folio)

Workload requirements

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

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Chief examiner(s)



IAR2204, IAR2202