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ARCH70-138: Digital Design and Prototyping

Description

This subject introduces students to the world of digital design and prototyping using the Rhinoceros software platform and the schools own state of the art Architecture Fabrication and Research Workshop. Rhinoceros is a core software platform utilised by industry for laser cutting, 3d printing, CNC routing, robotics, rapid prototyping and fabrication. Course instruction will be focused upon creating expertise with basic Rhino commands and general strategies for efficient and productive 3d modelling and prototyping. 

A strong culture of making and prototyping is emphasised with output to include physical models utilising the Architecture Fabrication and Research Workshop laser cutting and 3D printing equipment.

Subject details

TypePostgraduate
CodeARCH70-138
EFTSL0.0625
FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit5
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $2,480
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,505

Learning outcomes

1. Construct and manipulate Nurbs modelling software for the exploration of architectural form and space. 2. Employ digital fabrication technologies for the rapid prototyping and interpretation of architectural ideas. 3. Preparation and interrogation of digital models for the validation of architectural theories and concepts.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Familiarity with CAD software and/or 3D modelling helpful but not required.

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start18/01/2021
Cancellation 1?01/02/2021
Cancellation 2?08/02/2021
Last enrolment31/01/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/02/2021
Withdraw – Academic?06/03/2021
Teaching census?12/02/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/2022