Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Trimester 2 2013 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Maud Cassaignau


This unit provides focused study into aspects of architecture culture. The unit will develop critical capacities for comprehending and contributing to the built environment. This unit explores 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 be able to:

  1. Understand and describe aspects of architecture culture
  2. Critically analyse and evaluate dimensions of architecture culture
  3. Compare and utilise methods and tactics involved in architecture culture
  4. Demonstrate skills for producing and communicating explorations of architecture culture
  5. Understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100% Mixed-mode assessment

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

On-campus: 12 hours per week including 3 contact hours and 9 hours of independent study or equivalent.


Enrolled in Bachelor of Architectural Design and must have passed 96 credit points