UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Eliza Langham

My final architecture project involved working with the Department of Culture and the Arts to reimagine the State Library of Western Australia. I presented my research and designs to different levels of government and decision makers which was a great opportunity to work on a topic with immediate application in the community.

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.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

Architecture B can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP003 Bachelor of Design
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Architecture B is a degree-specific 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; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems None
S1, S2 IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals Incompatibility: ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions Prerequisites: ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems and IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation
N/A 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

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2, SS ARCT3000 Architecture Studio 3 Prerequisites: IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making (formerly IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 1—Small), IDES2040 Future Making, ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions, ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2, ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Art and Architecture (formerly ARCT2010 History: Modern Art and Architecture)
S2 ARCT3030 Construction Prerequisites: ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions, ARCT1001 Architecture Studio 1 and IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals (formerly ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals)

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

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 the Architecture B degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Design course.

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Architecture B degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Design course.

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

Architecture B can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

Architecture B can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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; N/A = not available in 2017

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems None
S1, S2 IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals Incompatibility: ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions Prerequisites: ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems and IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation
N/A 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

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2, SS ARCT3000 Architecture Studio 3 Prerequisites: IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making (formerly IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 1—Small), IDES2040 Future Making, ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions, ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2, ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Art and Architecture (formerly ARCT2010 History: Modern Art and Architecture)
S2 ARCT3030 Construction Prerequisites: ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions, ARCT1001 Architecture Studio 1 and IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals (formerly ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals)

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 a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

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

Architecture B can also be taken as a degree-specific major.