Course Title: Interior Construction

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Interior Construction

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


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

Course Coordinator: Jennifer Crowley

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completition of ARCH1378 is required to commence this course.

Course Description

This course will advance your knowledge in structural elements, systems and services for the built interior environment. You will learn to analyse, assess and specify the appropriate specifications for a range of interior projects within residential, small or medium scale commercial spaces.

You will prepare detailed technical drawings and digital presentations including layouts and documentation for structural, non-structural and services. Using a problem based approach you will gain familiarity with the critical path of an interior fit-out project.

A detailed work schedule and estimates will be developed for projects in consultation with industry specialists and professionals for verification.

All project work will be developed within the framework of OHS, legislative and sustainable practices.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program outcomes:

  • Work with industry to develop and promote a globally sustainable practice of good design and decoration with a focus to the future.
  • Engage with contemporary trends in the interior design industry and investigate related emerging and evolving manufacturing technologies and materials.
  • Apply knowledge and skills of space planning, construction and fit out to select and specify materials, furnishings, colour and lighting for interior solutions.


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and interpret a project brief, site and specific structural components for proposed interior designs.
  • Assess and specify locations and features of key structural elements and services.
  • Use technology to prepare accurate and coherent documentation for complex interior design solutions.
  • Use communication skills to liaise with industry professionals to develop a critical path for a project

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities will include supervised project work, independent investigation, peer feedback, reflection, site visits, demonstrations, audio visual presentations, online learning (blogs and wiki), studio work, guest presenter demonstrations

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Audio-visual presentations, library references, architectural and interior design websites, interface & activity via myRMIT learning and support material

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 may include a range of activities such as in-class exercises, portfolio, models, reports and individual / group projects.

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.

An assessment charter ( summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc