Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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Unit Overview


This unit builds upon earlier architectural design units by exposing students to programs of greater technical, programmatic and conceptual complexity. Students demonstrate their capacity to synthesise the various fields of study towards the development of a comprehensive and convincing architectural design proposition. Studio programs require design at a detailed level in projects of intermediate complexity (e.g. a school, museum or library). Emphasis is placed on the integration of theoretical concepts and building construction, both of which are introduced elsewhere in the course, and there is an introduction to both the regulatory framework that controls building projects, and an emphasis upon the understanding of contemporary architectural discourse through both study of theoretical texts and architectural case studies.

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodOnlineOnline timetabled
Non-standard teaching periodAthens (6 weeks)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Architecture B major sequence

Students are able to (1) analyse site, statutory and constructional requirements; (2) architecturally design constructions of moderate complexity through conceptual development, schematic and developed design stages; (3) develop familiarity with and understanding of contemporary architectural discourse and terminology; (4) develop substantial competence in technical development of architectural projects; and (5) understand social and ethical responsibilities impacting upon production of architecture.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) interim submissions and (2) a folio of final drawings and process work. Students must pass the final folio component to pass the unit. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the a folio of final drawings and process work. Students must pass the final folio component to pass the unit component.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Kate Hislop
Unit rules
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
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
(1) Field trips within the metropolitan area, travel and food only (estimated cost - $10-$50)
(2) Field trips outside the metropolitan area (estimated cost - $50-$250)
(3) Interstate field trips (estimated cost - $500-$900).
Contact hours
studios: up to 9 hours per week
12hrs per week in intensive mode
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.