Course Title: Structures, Systems, Services

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Structures, Systems, Services

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1095

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1095

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Andy Miller

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 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

You should have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite course Interior Technologies 1 ARCH1094 before you commence this course.

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 will enable you to develop the principles of interior design technology introduced in ARCH1094.

You will investigate the issues surrounding the construction of buildings and how interior design practices engage in the structures, materials, systems and services of the built environment.

You will continue to develop your Computer Aided Drafting and Design skills.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Document an Interior Design proposal using appropriate drafting standards.
• Employ Computer Aided Drafting software in the production of Interior Design construction drawings and three dimensional renderings
• Identify and investigate appropriate materials and construction techniques.
• Incorporate appropriate sustainable materials and practices in the development of design proposals.


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 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 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