|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject focuses on how design ideas are translated into built form through the process of construction. Students learn about the various professionals and trades that are involved, how construction information is communicated in contract documents, and about the structural principles and material properties that underpin the form and fabric of the built environment.
Through analysis, observation, experimentation, testing and review, students explore how designs become buildings. Site visits and model making and other exercises are used to engage students with structures (e.g. force and support systems), materials (e.g. metals, masonry, ceramics, polymers and timber) and construction case studies.
Physical and environmental properties of materials are presented together with their construction techniques and life cycle issues.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have successfully completed this subject should be able to:
- Convey their understanding of construction processes, detailing and the roles of various professionals, suppliers and trades;
- Understand basic structural principles and material properties that underpin the form and fabric of built environments;
- Explore physical measures that quantify length, area, volume, mass, weight and scale and their application to representations of objects (e.g. in drawings and models);
- Convey basic understanding of the range of building systems in terms of structure, materials, construction and function;
- Identify basic properties and behaviour of materials, manufacturing processes and the environmental implications of their selection and use within the constructed environment.
Students completing this subject will have developed the following generic skills:
- Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals;
- Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;
- Ability to learn from experiments and through reflection and analysis;
- Effective communication with peers and the community at large;
- Independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning.
Eligibility and requirements
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|ARCH10001||Foundations of Design: Representation||
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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
- Construction design and detailing exploring mass, timber and steel construction (equivalent to 2600 words) due weeks 4, 8 and 12, (65%);
- Quizzes based on subject content (equivalent to 600 words) conducted throughout the semester (15%);
- One 45 minute exam, conducted in class (equivalent to 800 words) due week 11, (20%).
Hurdle requirements: A minimum mark of 40% must be achieved in the examination and a minimum attendance at 80% of tutorials is required in order to pass the subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Clare Newton Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 48 hours (6 x 1 hour lectures, 1 x 1.5 hour workshop, 11 x 3 hour tutorials) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Clare Newton Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 48 hours (6 x 1 hour lectures, 1 x 1.5 hour workshop, 11 x 3 hour tutorials) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects
- Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses: