Course Title: Technical Drawing and Materials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Technical Drawing and Materials

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1094

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

ARCH1094

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Andy Miller

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 3555

Course Coordinator Email: andrew.miller@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.01

Course Coordinator Availability: Student enquiries/appointments - via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None

You may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to Recognition of prior learning (RPL) in Higher Education.


Course Description

This course introduces you to the principles of Technical Drawing used in the practice of Interior Design. These skills will be developed in concert with the study of materials and construction processes used in the creation of objects and spaces.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Employ correct representation conventions in the design and documentation of interior spaces.
• Develop and organise the information required for the documentation and realisation of a design project.
• Identify and interrogate sources of technical information relevant to interior design practice.
• Identify and review appropriate sustainable materials and practices in the development of design proposals.
 


• Use technology as an intrinsic part of the design process and have the ability to identify relevant techniques, skills, materials and technologies for specific designs.
• Enter professional practice and/or postgraduate study with the ability and confidence to execute a project and/or piece of research with some independence, to collaborate with others, to contribute new understandings, to listen and continue to learn.
• Engage in research with an enhanced appreciation and understanding of theoretical, environmental, social, historical, cultural and technical contexts in relation to the activity of interior design and be able to engage and extend this knowledge through the practice of design.
 


 


Overview of Learning Activities

• You will participate in a range of learning activities focused around drawing, model making and material investigation.
• In-class activities will include lectures, presentations, group and individual tutorials, group discussions, peer-to-peer critiques, student presentations and studio workshops and laboratories. Other activities may include excursions and site visits.
• The range of learning activities will contribute to the building of a diversity of approaches to design practice in a number of different scenarios.
 


Overview of Learning Resources

• RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning and research.
• It is advisable that you have a personal computer of an appropriate specification.
• The University Library has extensive resources for Interior Design students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/interior-design
• The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Tristan Badham - tristan.badham@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 learning outcomes. Assessment types may include assignments, projects, and verbal and visual presentations.
• 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