C6161 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

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Plan: C6161 - 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-centred 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

The approach to learning and assessment for this program will include both supervised and non-supervised forms of training delivery. 
Supervised training is teacher directed learning and assessment activities. This includes: 

  • work placements which are mandatory requirements of assessment
  • structured online learning activities where there is real time access to your teachers e.g. online lectures, teacher led discussions and online activities
  • face-to-face learning e.g. tutorials, lectures, scheduled classes
  • assessment tasks

The supervised hours in this program are: 1685
You will also need to work independently, this includes:

  • independent study activities such as research, reading, practical and/or theoretical practice tests or assessments. 
  • work placements which are not directly linked to an assessment of course competencies.

Successful completion of this program requires you to demonstrate that you are competent in all of the 20 units of competency.

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

Year 1 Courses:

Foundation Skills, Construction and Design Technology in Residential Buildings, and Digital Communication and BIM

  • VU22454    Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process
  • VU22470    Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment
  • VU22457    Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings
  • VU22464    Select construction materials for building projects
  • VU22467    Present architectural designs
  • VU22460    Design sustainable buildings
  • VU22455    Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings
  • VU22462    Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings
  • VU22466    Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows
  • CPCCWHS1001    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Year 2 Courses:

Construction and Design Technology in Commercial Buildings, Design and Presentation

  • VU22459    Design safe buildings
  • VU22461    Integrate services layout into design documentation
  • VU22458    Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings
  • VU22456    Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings
  • VU22463    Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings
  • VU22465    Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings

Captone Project: Construction and Design Technology in Complex Buildings, Design and Presentation, and Professional Practice

  • VU22469    Undertake complex architectural projects
  • VU22468    Manage architectural project administration
  • BSBPMG415    Apply project risk management techniques
  • BSBSMB404    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'.

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

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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 ARCH5236 Undertake Complex Architectural Projects (VU22469). An architectural project is developed from design brief through to documentation, simulating industry standards and workflows.

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Program Structure

This qualification requires the completion of 20 units.
 

All courses may not be available each semester.

 

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C6161 Courses

C6161 Core Units - Select ALL Twenty (20) Courses

Course Title

Nominal Hours

Course Code

Campus

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (CPCCWHS1001)6OHTH5988CCity Campus
Undertake site survey and analysis to inform design process (VU22454)40BUIL6413City Campus
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of residential buildings (VU22457)50ARCH5222City Campus
Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment (VU22470)50ARCH5223City Campus
Select construction materials for building projects (VU22464)60ARCH5224City Campus
Design sustainable buildings (VU22460)90ARCH5225City Campus
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of residential buildings (VU22455)180ARCH5226City Campus
Produce preliminary and working drawings for residential buildings (VU22462)180ARCH5227City Campus
Integrate digital applications into architectural workflows (VU22466)240BUIL6414City Campus
Design safe buildings (VU22459)40ARCH5228City Campus
Integrate services layout into design documentation (VU22461)40ARCH5229City Campus
Comply with relevant legislation in the design of commercial buildings (VU22458)60ARCH5230City Campus
Apply structural and construction technology to the design of commercial buildings (VU22456)120ARCH5231City Campus
Produce preliminary and working drawings for commercial buildings (VU22463)180ARCH5232City Campus
Present architectural designs (VU22467)120ARCH5233City Campus
Provide design solutions for residential and commercial buildings (VU22465)200ARCH5234City Campus
Apply project risk management techniques (BSBPMG415)40BUSM8849CCity Campus
Undertake small business planning (BSBSMB404)50BUSM8839CCity Campus
Manage architectural project administration (VU22468)60ARCH5235City Campus
Manage architectural project administration (VU22469)280ARCH5236City Campus
 

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Program transition plan

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

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