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ARCH71-112: Contemporary Theory of Architectural Design and Urbanism

Description

This subject exposes students to the current architectural and urban theories in contemporary practice and disciplinary discourse, which builds upon knowledge that students have acquired during undergraduate studies on the 20th and 21st century architecture and urban planning within their wider historic context. Knowledge of contemporary theoretical and conceptual frameworks is intended to inspire creative topic development for a forthcoming Master of Architecture Design Thesis in developing one’s own architectural position. This helps each student to contextualise a future proposal for the Master of Architecture Design Thesis by providing theoretical foundation for it through readings, precedent/ case study investigations, speculation, reflection, critical thinking and rigorous analyses of relevant concepts and emerging trends in the discipline of architecture and environmental design. The goal is to acquire skills in gathering information from various sources, defining the relevant key concepts, and synthesising the existing body of knowledge to support the theoretical foundation of each student’s subsequent design thesis project.

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: ARCH71-112
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,010.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,140.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,540.00

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.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
Semester start: 16/01/2023
Subject start: 16/01/2023
Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
Teaching census: 10/02/2023