PPR3102 - Professional practice for interior architecture - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - 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 Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Matthew Bird


Dr Matthew Bird

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


IAR2113 or IAR2115




This unit introduces students to the range of practical, fiscal, operational and legislated requirements for operation as a competent professional practitioner of interior architecture. Site visits relevant to the projects are undertaken.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. Be able to analyse the key professional and management issues in a range of interior architecture projects;
  2. Develop strategies for undertaking research and design for projects and select appropriate research methods;
  3. Be able to undertake computer-based scheduling of the management of the design project and its implementation;
  4. Understand issues of ethics and morality specifically related to the interior architectural profession;
  5. Be familiar with commercial and contract law, with specific emphasis on construction related issues;
  6. Understand intellectual property laws, copyright, plagiarism, patents, and design registration;
  7. Have an understanding of management skills and relevant government workplace legislation;
  8. Observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


100% in-semester assessment

Workload requirements

12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study.

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