UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT5502 Independent Design Research

Credit 12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Independent Design requires the development and demonstration of ability and acquired competence. It is expected that, in addition to addressing a design brief, students establish theoretical parameters (aesthetic, critical and/or technical) that form the basis for design investigation. While projects may vary in scale, and exhibit varying levels of complexity, students are required to incorporate the full range of knowledge and skills required for a fully resolved design proposition. Projects of an experimental nature are encouraged.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate the capacity to develop a coherent architectural project brief; (2) respond effectively to the requirements set out in the project brief; (3) develop a sound theoretical basis and a high conceptual and design quality, with an appropriate level of technical resolution, depending on the nature of the project; and (4) clearly and effectively communicate design ideas.
Assessment This comprises a folio submission.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Kate Hislop
Unit rules
Prerequisites: > ARCT5002 Architectural Design 5b;
> the submission of a design proposal to the satisfaction of the unit coordinator;
> the completion of at least 48 points of study; and
> a current weighted average mark in the Master of Architecture of at least 70%.
Advisable prior study: Students should be in the final 48 points of the Master of Architecture course to enrol in this unit.
Contact hours through individual supervision
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT5502/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT5502/SEM-2/2017
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