Course Title: Architecture Design Elective 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Architecture Design Elective 3

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1042

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008

ARCH1042

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016

ARCH1340

City Campus

Postgraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1340

City Campus

Postgraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Summer2015,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Leanne Zilka

Course Coordinator Phone: please email

Course Coordinator Email: leanne.zilka@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Within the Master of Architecture, you will be required to complete Architecture Design Electives 1,2 and 3 (ARCH1338, ARCH1339, ARCH1340).
 


Course Description

Architecture Design Electives help you expand your knowledge base and develop new techniques of practice that will enrich your approaches to, and understanding of, architecture. Electives offered with the Master of Architecture, draw on key areas of Architecture History and Theory, Communications, Technology, and Design, and from interdisciplinary Design Projects offered across the School of Architecture and Design programs. A balloting process, where you nominate preferences from the range of elective course offerings is used to assign you particular classes. This course enrollment provides an option for fulfilling the requirements for a 12 credit point Architecture Design Elective in the Master of Architecture. Refer to specific Architecture Design Elective posters for information pertaining to the content of specific elective courses.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will attain new conceptual, communication, technical and design skills that both build upon and feed back into your design studio education. The emphasis in the Master of Architecture is for students to integrate new skills into developing their research approaches, especially pertaining to research in the medium of design or relevant to this medium. Electives help you develop an awareness of specialisations associated within the discipline of architecture, as well as the broader, expanded cultural contexts relevant to architecture as a field of practice and enquiry. Through your particular elective course choices, you are offered the opportunity to pursue specialised skills, techniques of practice and areas of knowledge that will expand awareness of the field of architecture, exceeding the core competency requirements of the architecture program. You are encouraged to engage with a range of choices offered through the Architecture Design Elective stream structure to expand and deepen your individual interests and skills and to assist you in developing your design research trajectory leading into your major project design thesis in your final semester. Architecture Design Elective offerings promote and enable pathways to postgraduate research concentrations within the School of Architecture + Design, as well as within RMIT University more generally.  


Specific learning outcomes vary across the intrinsically diverse set of Architecture Design Elective courses. You will learn knowledge and skills and how to apply them, as well as values and attitudes. Refer to Architecture Elective Posters for further details and descriptions.


Overview of Learning Activities

Architecture Design Electives primarily involve project-based teaching and learning in areas of study that seek to support and inform the core Design Studios through horizontal integration and to promote pathways to postgraduate research concentrations. Design Elective projects may include Architectural History + Theory, Communications or Technology Projects offered within the Architecture Program, and interdisciplinary Design Projects offered across the School of Architecture and Design.
You will typically work in small groups with a primary tutor who sets and directs the study topics and project-based learning activities. The Architecture Elective projects that you may ballot for each semester within the Architecture Program and across the School of Architecture and Design are diverse. Learning activities are approached as an interactive, participatory process involving both teachers and students, where classes involve input from all participants. Refer to the particular Architecture Elective Posters for further details and descriptions offered each semester for further information.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. All architecture courses are held in timetabled studio and classroom spaces. RMIT does not have dedicated studio spaces outside timetabled classes but we do have a range of project spaces where projects can be assembled and their resources productively arranged, available out of timetabled classes and studios (24/7). You will have access to many specialist facilities including: advanced CAD laboratories, Construction Technology workshops, Digital Design and Manufacturing Laboratories, Modelling Workshops, 3d scanners and printers, laser and foam cutters as well as various metal working, wood working, vacuum forming equipment and CNC manufacturing machines.

In addition to these resources the University library has extensive resources for Architecture students. The library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies. refer: http://rmit.libguides.com/architecture. The library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/LIBRARY/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Gwen Scott gwen.scott@rmit.edu.au.
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment will include essays and or portfolios. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.
If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more. A student charter http://www.rmit.edu.au/about/studentcharter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment.