Courses & Units

Professional Studies KDA717

Launceston

Introduction

Professional Studies introduces you to key principles of professional practice in architecture. A curated program of guest speakers by eminent practitioners locally, nationally and internationally, exposes you to a diversity of organisations and practices within architecture and the building industry. You will gain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of various professionals in the design and development of architectural projects, and the impact of different procurement processes, including tendering, contracts and relationships between client, architect and members of the project team.

Through research and critical interrogation of relevant literature and case studies, you will also explore alternative, contemporary and emerging forms of architectural practice in a global context and speculate on future implications for the field of architecture and the relevance to your own career trajectory. Through the course of the unit, you will gain a critical understanding of the architect's ethical responsibility to their clients, to their profession and to society. You will also develop knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements relating to architects and architectural practice and practice management and registration as an architect.

Summary

Unit name Professional Studies
Unit code KDA717
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator

Helen Norrie

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1: Assess the impact of different procurement processes on architectural projects.

ILO 2: Evaluate different models of architectural practice and the role of relevant specialists and consultants within the building industry.

ILO 3: Discuss the ethical, legal and regulatory obligations and requirements of architectural practice including professional services, practice management and registration as an architect.

ILO 4: Speculate on the future of local and global architectural practice through critical interrogation of relevant literature and case studies.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 040101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly workshop - 2-hours and weekly lecture - 1-hour

Assessment

AT1 Practice contexts: Report (30%)

AT2 Professional contexts: Seminar + online discussion (40%)

AT3 Future practice: Essay (30%)

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Textbooks

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