Architecture B major

Studying Architecture provides you with a rich combination of experiences in imaginative creativity, the humanities and the sciences. Students learn about the conceptualisation and design of individual buildings, urban configurations and landscapes in response to existing and emerging economic, technical and social needs and desires. The major introduces students to a range of different technologies and production methods, both manual and digitally based, to create drawings, models and prototypes. Your practical studies are supported by investigating design communication, sustainable design and considerations of relevant historical, theoretical and ethical aspects of architecture. You emerge with a knowledge of how to use creative and rational inquiry to analyse and provide solutions to design problems, integrating emerging aesthetic, technical, social and ethical concerns. Students who wish to progress to the Master of Architecture must successfully complete the co-requisite Architecture majors : Architecture A and Architecture B

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate skills in conceptualising, developing technical solutions and actualising design propositions of a range of complexities from small and simple to propositions of medium complexity; (2) present design propositions through a range of media, both digital and hand-drawn, and digital and physical models; and (3) demonstrate knowledge of the history and theory of the profession, and be capable of undertaking the professional architectural degree.

Second major

Architecture B can be taken as a second major, only in conjunction with the co-requisite Architecture A degree-specific major, in the following degrees:

Overview of unit sequence

The Architecture B second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • two Level 2 units
  • two Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings
Co-requisites:
ARLA0001 School of Design Workshop Induction
Incompatibility:
IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals, LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings
S2 ARLA1030 Structures and Natural Systems
Incompatibility:
ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions
Prerequisites:
ARLA1030 Structures and Natural Systems (formerly ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems)
and
ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation (formerly IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation).
S2 ARLA2001 Design Studio—Future Making
Prerequisites:
ARLA1000 Groundings (formerly IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals
and
LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio--Groundings)
and
ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation (formerly IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation)
Incompatibility:
IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making, IDES2040 Future Making
and
LACH2001 Landscape Architecture LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, SS ARCT3000 Architecture Studio 3
Prerequisites:
ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2, ARLA2001 Future Making Studio
or
former units IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making
and
IDES2040 Future Making, ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Architecture; ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions; ARCT2050 Environmental Design.
S2 ARCT3030 Construction
Prerequisites:
ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions
and
ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Architecture B can be included as second major in the Bachelor of Arts course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP001-ARCTA-ARCTB

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .