Course Title: Technical Drawing and Materials

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Technical Drawing and Materials

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

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 & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Andy Miller

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 1010

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

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:

1. Employ correct representation conventions in the design and documentation of interior spaces.
2. Develop and organise the information required for the documentation and realisation of a design project.
3. Identify and interrogate sources of technical information relevant to interior design practice
4. Identify and review appropriate sustainable materials and practices in the development of design proposals.


In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

• 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

You will identify the learning resources specific to your own interests in conjunction with your tutors. These may include readings, critical study of precedents, and further refinement of the communication, workshop, and other skills that you have acquired in the previous levels of the course. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

It is advisable that you have a personal computer of an appropriate specification.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Detailed references and ongoing updated information will be made available to students in the myRMIT Canvas site

References

Detailed references and ongoing updated information will be made available to students in the myRMIT Canvas site 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. The evidence for your learning outcomes will be in the design projects you present through a variety of visual and verbal means.

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1 - Presentation - Design Development - 10%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

Assessment 2 - Portfolio 1 - Design Development and Material Research - 30%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

Assessment 3 - Presentation - Draft Technical Drawings - 10%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

Assessment 4 - Portfolio 2 - Documentation Package - 50%

Linked Course Learning Outcomes: CLO1, CLO2, CLO3, CLO4

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 Equity Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.

Refer to myRMIT Canvas for detailed briefs and assessment criteria.

Grading information:
RMIT grading information can be found here:
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and- exams/results/grading-information

Other information

RMIT adjustment to assessment information can be found here:
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/adjustments-to-assessment

Applying for an Extension

Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. An application for extension of time must be lodged with the course coordinator as early as possible, and no later than one working day before the due date for submission.
You can apply for extension using the Application for extension of time to submit assessment work form. An extension of up to seven calendar days may be granted if good reason can be demonstrated. Include supporting evidence (such as medical certificates) with your application. See the Extensions of time for submission of assessable work web page for further details:
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/extensions-of-time-for-submission-of-assessable-work

Extensions beyond seven calendar days cannot be granted by course coordinators, tutors or the School. To apply for an extension of time greater than seven calendar days you must lodge an application for Special Consideration.

Applying for Special Consideration

If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration. In most cases you can apply for special consideration online, preferably prior to, but no later than five working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. See the special consideration web page for further details:
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/special-consideration

Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension or special consideration will be penalised as follows:

Design presentations and in class assessment - You must present your work for assessment at the allocated date and time, late attendance will considered a non-submission of work, will not be marked and receive an NN grade (0%).

Other types of assignments such as coursework, folios, essays and the like must be submitted as advised by the due time and date. Late submissions up to 24 hours will be marked to a maximum of 50%. Late submissions beyond 24 hours will not be marked and receive an NN grade (0%)

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source. If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or for further information, please see the academic integrity website and the Student conduct policy:
https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/academic-integrity
https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/governance-and-management/policies/student-conduct-policy