ARC5502 - Advanced studies in architecture 4 - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Architecture

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Jacqui Alexander


Ms Jacqui Alexander

Unit guides





Admission to Masters of Architecture or by permission, OHS1000


This unit explores aspects of architectural media. This unit examines a range of discursive and material aspects of architectural media. It will take into consideration various cultural, social, and technological factors utilizing historical, theoretical, and projective approaches. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and diverse points of view with an underlying concern for the implications for architectural design. The unit will foster skills necessary for assessing and contributing to the built environment.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Become acquainted with theories and practices shaping architecture;
  2. Have a wider comprehension of architectural media;
  3. Gain enhanced skills in articulating architectural ideas;
  4. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


This is a semester-long project unit.

100% mixed mode

Workload requirements

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

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