Course Title: Structures, Systems, Services

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Structures, Systems, Services

Credit Points: 12.00

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 & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Jackson Bi

Course Coordinator Phone: Contact via email

Course Coordinator Email: jackson.bi@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.02

Course Coordinator Availability: Appointment 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

Program Learning Outcomes

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.


Course Learning Outcomes

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

1. Document an Interior Design proposal using appropriate drafting standards.
2. Employ Computer Aided Drafting software in the production of Interior Design construction drawings and three dimensional renderings
3. Identify and investigate appropriate materials and construction techniques.
4. 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

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.


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 Documentation Package - 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.