C6136 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Go to Enrolment Program Structures Search

Plan: C6136ACC - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure
Program transition plan

Approach to learning and assessment

The program is hands-on by nature with a focus on developing knowledge and skills required to practice as a building designer. You will study in purpose-designed facilities to support the learning and skill development required. You will undertake project-based learning in supervised studios. Site excursions complement and give context to classroom-based learning. Assessment may include more than one of the following depending on the unit of competency:

  • practical application and demonstration of skills
  • drawing folios (digital or manual)
  • oral presentations
  • written assignments, tests and projects
  • work-based projects including the maintenance of log books or journals
  • action research projects
  • case studies

Successful completion of this program requires you to demonstrate that you are competent in all of the 21 units of competency. Some units of competency extend over two years part 1 of 2 is completed in year 1 and part 2 of 2 in year 2 of the program. The accelerated program year 1 component is delivered over a reduced timeline.

For learning and assessment purposes these units have been grouped into the areas shown below.


First Year Courses - Small scale residential building project focus
VU21587    Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
VU21588    Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
VU21590    Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings
VU21593    Design sustainable buildings 1/2
VU21596    Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
VU21598    Select construction materials for building projects
VU21599    Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings 1/2
VU21600    Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows 1/2
VU21601    Present architectural designs
VU21604    Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
VU21605    Apply Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process
CPCCOHS1001A     Work safely in the construction industry

Second Year Courses – Commercial and Industrial scale building project focus
VU21589    Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings
VU21591    Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings
VU21592    Design safe buildings
VU21594    Integrate services layout into design documentation
VU21597    Produce working drawings for commercial buildings
VU21599    Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings 2/2
VU21600    Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows 2/2
VU21602    Manage architectural project administration

Third Year Courses – Complex Project focus
VU21603        Undertake complex architectural projects
BSBPMG415A     Apply project risk-management techniques
BSBSMB404A     Undertake small business planning


The grouping of units reflects the nature of the project centred learning approach to delivery and the practice of co-assessment of some units within the groupings. Your learning experience will include participation in supervised interactive design and documentation studio sessions providing you with access to experienced staff and peer review. You will also engage in the analysis of case studies, on-line research and accessing specific discipline related on-line resources for direct integration into project work. Underpinning knowledge and skill development will occur throughout the program. Courses in this program are assessed as 'competent' or 'not yet competent' and are also graded.

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.

*Top of page

Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice
  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities and
  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations

These interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.
Any or all of these aspects of a WIL (Work Integrated Learning) experience may be simulated.

The designated WIL course for this program is ARCH5200 Undertake Complex Architectural Projects (VU21603).  An architectural project is developed from design brief through to documentation, simulating industry standards and workflows.

*Top of page

Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester.

 

*Top of page


C6136 Courses

C6136 Core Units - Select ALL Twenty One (21) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process (VU21587)40BUIL6324City Campus
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings (VU21588)180ARCH5189City Campus
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings (VU21589)120ARCH5190City Campus
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings (VU21590)40ARCH5191City Campus
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings (VU21591)50ARCH5192City Campus
Design safe buildings (VU21592)40ARCH5193City Campus
Design sustainable buildings (VU21593)90ARCH5203City Campus
Integrate services layout into design documentation (VU21594)40ARCH5194City Campus
Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings (VU21596)180ARCH5195City Campus
Produce working drawings for commercial buildings (VU21597)180ARCH5196City Campus
Select construction materials for building projects (VU21598)40ARCH5197City Campus
Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (VU21599)200ARCH5204City Campus
Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (VU21600)240BUIL6326City Campus
Present architectural designs (VU21601)120ARCH5198City Campus
Manage architectural project administration (VU21602)60ARCH5199City Campus
Undertake complex architectural projects (VU21603)280ARCH5200City Campus
Work safely in the construction industry (CPCCOHS1001A)6OHTH5583CCity Campus
Apply project risk-management techniques (BSBPMG415A)40BUSM7907CCity Campus
Undertake small business planning (BSBSMB404A)50BUSM6315CCity Campus
Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment (VU21604)60ARCH5201City Campus
Apply Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process (VU21605)30ARCH5202City Campus
 

*Top of page

Program transition plan

Students wishing to transition from a previous qualification should contact the Building Design (Architectural) Program Coordinator.

*Top of page
 
 
[Previous: Learning outcomes]