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Applied Architectural Technology (ABPL90118)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90118
Semester 1
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This subject was formerly known as Applied Construction.

This subject focuses on design development of complex building types (e.g. highly bespoke high-rise, large commercial or institutional buildings), which generally are not studied in detail at undergraduate level.
In this subject, students will explore and translate their own complex design propositions into an architectural proposal that considers:

  • Economic feasibility;
  • Programme-based technical requirements;
  • Assembly of different construction systems;
  • Environmental design;
  • Building enclosure and materiality;
  • Current industry practice;
  • Innovation in architectural technology.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Adapt and apply construction details to new purposes;
  • Relate the specific nature of construction; details to the general nature of the design intent;
  • Develop new details based on a particular set of technical and programmatic requirements;
  • Understand the multidisciplinary nature of design development;
  • Resolve a design proposal at design development stage by applying current good practice in terms of sustainability and detailing;
  • Communicate using accepted architectural graphic practice.

Generic skills

In this subject students will develop:

  • an ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
  • an expectation of the need to undertake lifelong learning, and a capacity to do so;
  • a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;
  • the ability to communicate accurately and succinctly using documentation techniques;
  • the ability to respond effectively to unfamiliar problems and contexts using existing knowledge where appropriate.

Last updated: 3 April 2019