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BLAR12036 Building Design 1
Building Design 1
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General Information

Overview

Building Design 1 will introduce you to creative design as a process of investigation, critical observation and experimentation. You will be introduced to the client briefing process as well as to basic aesthetic and sustainable design principles and their application to the design of low rise residential and commercial buildings. By engaging in a series of short design-based projects that involve critiquing, listening consciously, researching and creatively solving design problems, you will learn how to create spatial environments that are conducive to human well-being and that meet stakeholder requirements.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: BLAR11049: Built Environment Communications and Skills or ENEG11005: Fundamentals of Professional Engineering

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 2 - 2023

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Information for Class and Assessment Overview has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 15 May 2023
Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Challenging assessments were engaging and fun, with each one building on knowledge and skills learnt in the previous assessment.

Recommendation

Challenging assessments that build on and expand previous learning will continue to be offered.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Well-paced unit with very engaging lectures, good materials and helpful resources to develop knowledge and skills.

Recommendation

The unit materials are continuously reviewed and updated to ensure that they remain helpful and relevant.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Powerpoint templates and self-assessment checklists provided are very helpful. They allow students to know exactly what is required for the assessment submission and provide the opportunity to check work before submission.

Recommendation

Powerpoint templates and self-assessment checklists will continue to be offered to ensure that assessment requirements are clear.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

The feedback forums and interactive feedback sessions are a good way to really look at other designs and try and understand them. Seeing and hearing how others interpret a design problem provides really useful insights and learning.

Recommendation

Feedback forums and interactive feedback sessions will continue to be offered to support students with the design process.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

The weekly forum activities help stay on track and are like a communal answer to a question. Even though most of them don't take much time, reading through the different responses provides a lot of detail and information.

Recommendation

The weekly forum activities will continue to be offered and reviewed to ensure that they don't take more than the allotted time.

Feedback from Student evaluations

Feedback

Drawing to scale for the first time is a lot of work, having a CAD unit will benefit future students.

Recommendation

ArchiStar is offered to support students acquire CAD skills and a CAD unit is currently being developed to support students learning to draft.

Unit Learning Outcomes

Information for Unit Learning Outcomes has not been released yet.

This information will be available on Monday 15 May 2023
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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