Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Architecture
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Mr Sven Mehzoud


This unit critically explores design research approaches. Students will investigate and test evolving relationships between designing and researching. These explorations will also contribute to formulating and articulating relevant agendas for the student's interior architecture research projects.


On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. investigate, consider and apply diverse design research approaches
  2. describe and defend a considered position using scholarly conventions
  3. situate personal and speculative design practices within a critical discourse
  4. develop an appropriate interior architecture design research proposal
  5. understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.


100 mixed mode

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

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