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ARCH11-116: Architecture Study Tour


This subject complements the on-campus architecture subjects by providing direct personal experiences of built environments, which is an integral part of architectural education and a major way of learning to understand architecture as well as other related design fields. The goal of this subject is to provide the students with opportunities to experience buildings in their context, meet architectural practitioners, visit other architecture programs, and engage in other off-campus activities both nationally and internationally. The visited sites, including traditional and contemporary buildings, provide a broad overview of world architecture in order to support the undergraduate architecture curriculum and inspire design excellence. Students are responsible to fund their travel and associated tour costs individually, this is not included in the standard subject fee.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: ARCH11-116
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Architecture

Learning objectives

1. To develop knowledge, awareness and understanding of Australian, European and other contexts of architectural development from a theoretical and historical standpoint (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1 and 3.2). 2. Students will be expected to develop the ability to critically evaluate and contribute to any discussion on architectural theory/history (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 1.2 and 3.2). 3. Awareness of important themes from the history of the discipline (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1). 4. Ability to apply understanding of historical precedent toward contemporary issue (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.2). 5. To develop knowledge, understanding and awareness of historical development of structures, construction systems and elements leading to contemporary concerns (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1 and 3.2). 6. Students will be expected to display an ability to analyse built form in respect of historic context and display an understanding of research methodologies and the ability to communicate/display findings (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 1.2 and 3.2).

Enrolment requirements




There are no co-requisites

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.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Faculty approval is required for non-Architecture students.

Subject outlines