Courses & Units

Interior Materials and Components KDA210




This unit introduces students to design approaches to surface and space with a particular focus on the principles and techniques of construction detailing. Students investigate the range of materials, finishes and fixtures available for use in interior and exterior applications. They develop the ability to make informed detailing decisions, including an ability to evaluate the claims of industry literature, assess environmental sustainability and determine product suitability for specific applications. The unit addresses construction documentation, design detailing, specification and scheduling. Students learn how to represent materials, building components and the connections between them in orthographic drawings and physical models and begin to develop the ability to produce technically proficient details of assembly. Students develop an understanding of detailing as an extension of the design process and develop an appreciation of the significance of detailing to the formal aesthetics of architecture and interior design.

This unit may be co-taught with unit KDA213 to allow for blended or discipline specific assessment tasks.


Unit name Interior Materials and Components
Unit code KDA210
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Teaching staff

Ms Kirsty Máté

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 040107

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures, workshops, seminars and possible site visits.


Written, verbal and visual presentation including models, documentation drawings and material information boards.

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No textbooks are required however, recommended reading lists will be provided in unit outlines and in class.


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