UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Annie Paxton

Integrated Design bridges the gap between the technical and imaginative, and has opened my mind to creative, yet critical ways of thinking about design. The major is applicable to many different career pursuits and has offered me invaluable work experience at a design studio in Barcelona.

Integrated Design major

Integrated Design involves the creation of objects, places and spaces in response to existing and emerging economic, technical and social needs and desires. It is a speculative discipline—meaning the use of your creative imagination is central to the way you use different technologies and methods when creating drawings, models and prototypes. As part of the creative process you will undertake collaborative work on multidisciplinary projects with a variety of individuals. Your practical studies will be supported by investigations into design communication and sustainable design, as well as considerations of relevant historical and ethical issues relating to design.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) produce creative, technically informed and socially responsible design for objects, places, spaces and processes; (2) produce two- and three-dimensional conceptual and technical documentation that communicates design propositions to clients, contractors and the public; (3) apply design research, prototyping and analytical skills in developing design ideas; (4) demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship between artistic production, technological development and the societal uses of designed objects and processes; and (5) work as part of a multidisciplinary technical design team on a significant real world issue.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

Integrated Design 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

Integrated Design is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • two Level 3 units (including one 12-point unit)
  • one Level 1 complementary unit
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

In addition to the core units outlined for this major, students undertaking Integrated Design as a degree-specific major are strongly encouraged to enhance their knowledge and expertise by taking units in the areas of Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Fine Arts. If not already taking a second major, there are a number of highly desirable design electives. More advice can be sought from the ALVA Student Office.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals Incompatibility: ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals
S1 IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation None
Take the following complementary unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 HART1001 Art, Technology and Society Incompatibility: VISA1001 Art, Technology and Society

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making Prerequisites: IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals (formerly ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals) and IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation
S2 IDES2001 Design Communication Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation or ARCT1010 Drawing History
S2 IDES2040 Future Making Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation

Level 3

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, SS IDES3000 Integrated Design Studio 3—Complex Prerequisites: IDES2040 Future Making and IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making (formerly IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 1—Small)
S2 IDES3010 Advanced Design Thinking Prerequisites: IDES2040 Future Making or IDES2001 Design Communication (formerly ARCT2001 Design Communication)

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

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP003-IDSGN (opens in a new window)

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 Integrated Design degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Design course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP003-IDSGN-Generic (opens in a new window)

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

Integrated Design can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

Integrated Design 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 Integrated Design second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • two Level 3 units (including one 12-point unit)
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

In addition to the core units outlined for this major, students undertaking Integrated Design as a degree-specific major are strongly encouraged to enhance their knowledge and expertise by taking units in the areas of Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Fine Arts. If not already taking a second major, there are a number of highly desirable design electives. More advice can be sought from the ALVA Student Office.

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, S2 IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals Incompatibility: ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals
S1 IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation None

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making Prerequisites: IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals (formerly ARCT1000 Studio Fundamentals) and IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation
S2 IDES2001 Design Communication Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation or ARCT1010 Drawing History
S2 IDES2040 Future Making Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation

Level 3

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1, SS IDES3000 Integrated Design Studio 3—Complex Prerequisites: IDES2040 Future Making and IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making (formerly IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 1—Small)
S2 IDES3010 Advanced Design Thinking Prerequisites: IDES2040 Future Making or IDES2001 Design Communication (formerly ARCT2001 Design Communication)

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 Integrated Design can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-IDSGN (opens in a new window)

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

Integrated Design can also be taken as a degree-specific major.