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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)To be advised


Projects are student-generated and complex, usually addressing specialised commercial contexts. Building code and other statutory requirements are researched and resolution of these issues is required as part of the project requirements. Students undertake research studies in specific contemporary discourses and practices pertaining to their project, which may include interior, environmental and architectural design and related social theory. Students develop and articulate their individual project approaches and design philosophies in studio discussion, whilst planning their design process and scheduling the project demands through the semester.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of a specialist application of interior architecture, with particular reference to relevant contemporary interior, environmental and architectural design and discourse; and the complexity of human needs that this interior architecture application addresses;
  2. articulate a personal aesthetic, cultural and social position relative to it;
  3. combine this understanding and capability with the development of an interior architecture project brief and schematic designs that can lead to a high degree of resolution of all project factors;
  4. communicate various stages of the project with high quality presentations;
  5. self-manage the scheduling of project work;
  6. identify, understand and be capable applying the pertinent planning, building code, and other statutory requirements; and
  7. observe and employ occupational health and safety principles and rules appropriate to studio practice.


Major design projects: 90%
Project planning assignment: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Darragh O'Brien

Contact hours

8 studio hours and 16 independent study hours per week


IAR3116 and IAR3205


TAD4503 or TAD4523