This course introduces the full range of concepts, methods, and practices involved in the specialised field of architectural conservation, from the international to the local level, and aims to develop professional level skills in conservation planning and in practical building conservation. The principles and processes examined in the course have universal application and are essential to practice in this field; the main places selected for detailed study and site exercises will be based on Western Australian experience.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate certificate
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- UWA Design School
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- Part-time only
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- Only available part-time
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Available to international students
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Ingrid van Bremen
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
All students complete 24 points from option Group A.
Group B units are only for students who have completed ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation and/or ARCT5505 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts in a previous degree. In this case, take unit(s) up to the value of 12 points from Group B and units from group A sufficient to bring the total to 24 points.
Take up to the value of 24 points as per the sequence notes.
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||ARCT5506||Conservation Planning in Practice||
||35 (introductory lecture: 1 x 2 hours; lectures/field work/tutorials: 3 hours per week)|
|S2||ARCT5575||Practical Building Conservation||
||Introductory lecture: 1 x 2 hours; lectures/field work exercises/tutorials: 3 hours per week|
|S1||ARCT5576||Introduction to Architectural Conservation||
||Lectures: 24 hours; tutorials/site visits: 11 hours|
|S2||ARCT5577||Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts||
||Introductory lecture: 1 x 2 hours; lectures/field work exercises/seminars: 3 hours per week|
Take units up to the value of 12 points as per the sequence notes.
Note: This unit group is only for students who have completed ARCT5583 Introduction to Architectural Conservation and/or ARCT5505 Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts in a previous degree.
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|N/A||ARCT5507||Conservation Planning—Developed Research Project on Adaptive Reuse||meetings with supervisors: typically 1 hour per week|
|N/A||ARCT5509||Practical Building Conservation—Developed Research Project on a Building Construction System||meetings with supervisors: typically 1 hour per week|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) successfully completed prior study in a field relevant to Architectural Conservation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
Articulations and exit awards
6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
12. This rule is not applicable to this course.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).