Second Major Overview

Description

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.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Corequisite

MJD-ARCTR Architecture A

Courses

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:

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

Level 1

Second major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ARCT1150 Architecture Studio 1
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) ARLA1000 Design Studio - Groundings (ID 1584)
or
Unit(s) IDES1000 Design Studio - Groundings
or
Unit(s) ARCT1000 Design Studio Fundamentals
S2 ARLA1030 Structures and Systems
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems

Level 2

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 ARCT2001 Architecture Studio 2
Prerequisites:
ARLA1000 Design Studio—Groundings (formerly IDES1000 Studio Fundamentals)
and
ARLA1040 Techniques of Visualisation (formerly IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
IDES2000 Integrated Design Studio 2—Making, IDES2040 Future Making
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).
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

Level 3

Second major units
Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, NS ARCT3000 Architecture Studio 3
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ARCT2001 Design Studio and ARCT2010 Parallel Modernities in Architecture and ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions and ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2 and ARCT2050 Environmental Design
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 ARCT3030 Materials and Large Construction
Prerequisites:
ARCT2030 Materials and Small Constructions
and
ARCT2000 Architecture Studio 2
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.