Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 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.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)John Sadar


This unit provides focused study into architecture culture. The unit will foster critical capacities for comprehending and contributing to the built environment. This unit examines architectural culture through the lenses of historically and theoretically based speculative and material developments. Investigations will incorporate various methodologies and diverse points of view. Students will also gain awareness of the associated effects on and of architectural design.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Have a broader understanding of architecture culture
  2. Gain skills for evaluating dimensions of architecture culture
  3. Be exposed to methods and tactics involved in architecture culture
  4. Have developed skills for producing and communicating critical investigations of architecture culture
  5. Understand and be able to apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the unit of study


100% mixed mode

Chief examiner(s)

John Sadar

Contact hours

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


Admission to Master of Architecture, OHS1000 or by permission.