ARC5501 - Advanced architecture studies 3 - 2019

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)

Mr Eduardo Kairuz


Mr Eduardo Kairuz

Unit guides






Admission to Master of Architecture or by permission


This unit engages with architectural techniques set within a broad range of social, cultural, environmental, political, economic, historical, theoretical and technical contexts. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and approaches. The unit examines the formulation, application and implications of techniques in relation to architectural design research. The unit advances critical understanding required to shape the built environment.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate command of architectural techniques and understanding of their broad contexts;
  2. Evaluate and communicate the potentials of architectural techniques;
  3. Apply diverse forms of knowledge to address professional and design research projects;
  4. Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of how observation, analysis experiment and critique apply to the formulation and undertaking of architecture design research;
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

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

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