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)
Coordinator(s)Sven Mehzoud


Principles of small scale architectural and interior construction as applied to interiors. Incorporation of services, structure, materials, basic materials science, construction methods and systems. The basic science of construction and building materials, the major types of small scale construction methods, the major materials used in small scale construction and interiors, and ways in which services are integrated into overall construction.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand principal methods of small scale construction
  2. understand major materials used in small scale construction and interiors
  3. understand the integration of elements and systems used in the building of small scale constructions
  4. understand the basic materials science of commonly used construction and interior materials.


Examination: 35% Project: 50% Tutorial presentations: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

4 hours in class and 8 independent study hours



IAR1201, IAR2201