|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject was formerly called Construction Methods.
This subject explores the idea of construction as a process linking specific principles, materials, elements, systems and techniques strategically. Using a set of individual buildings as case studies, Construction Analysis will review and explain the physical anatomy of given technological types, emphasizing their latitude for change within accepted mechanical performance frameworks.
Intended learning outcomes
The objectives of this subject are to:
- Relate building manufacturing and assembly principles to diverse small- to medium-scale construction projects;
- Understand logics, conventions and challenges of technical representations;
- Appreciate both the relationship and the distance between building conception and building implementation;
- Transform this appreciation into an interpretative framework for the organization of small- to medium-scale architectural practice.
Upon successful completion of this subject, you will have had the opportunity to develop the following skills:
- Ability to identify and follow the logics of construction;
- Ability to communicate with peers and the community at large concerning construction matters;
- Ability to select materials and systems to achieve coherent three-dimensional designs;
- Ability to select and work with constructional types suitable to building scale and function;
- Ability to identify and access necessary areas of knowledge.
Eligibility and requirements
One of the following subjects:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ARCH10002||Construction as Alchemy||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Written and/or graphic submissions (e.g. tutorial exercises, class participation and presentations, materials, construction or site reports, construction drawings and models) due from weeks 3 to 12 to the equivalent of 2,400 words, (totalling 60%);
- One written examination, not exceeding two hours at the end of semester.
Assessment may relate to work undertaken in other major subjects.
Hurdle requirement: Regardless of assignment results, a minimum mark of 40% must be achieved in the examination in order to pass the subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Giorgio Marfella Coordinator Sofia Colabella Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Two hours of lecture and two hours of tutorial per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Alberto Pugnale Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Two hours of lectures and two hours of tutorials per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019 Census date 31 August 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 27 September 2019 Assessment period ends 22 November 2019
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Recommended texts and other resources
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Major Construction major Informal specialisation Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects Informal specialisation Environments Discipline subjects Major Engineering Systems Informal specialisation Non-allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors Major Architecture major
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.