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5 Week Session Feb A  quota = 25


Architecture Choice Units offer students a chance to select units from a range of options that suit their personal interests and professional aspirations. All units express key aspects of our program.

Learning by Making projects focus on the collaborative design, fabrication, assembly and installation of an object or space, often located in a public space. The projects are 'live' and students will usually experience direct engagement with stakeholders, including clients, engineers and local authorities. Students will use model making at a variety of scales to fully develop ideas before progressing to full-scale fabrication. Construction technologies will vary from project to project and may involve either traditional construction or digital fabrication. Workplace Heath and Safety will be an integral part of the learning in this unit.

Summary 2021

Unit name Learning by Making A
Unit code KDA381
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Architecture and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Peter Booth

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes


Elaborate identified and unidentified client needs
to inform the development of the project


Work collaboratively with peers and stakeholders on the design and fabrication of a project to effectively leverage the diverse skill sets of a design team


Fabricate models or full-scale structures to inform and develop detailed design thinking




Min 75 credit points from units KDA138, KDA139, KDA140, KDA141 and (KDA144 or KDA151 for students admitted 2021 onwards) OR (KDA144 or KDA143 for students admitted pre 2021)


Teaching Pattern

12 x 4-hour workshop weekly


AT1 - Prototyping Assignment (30%)

AT2 - Design Development and Fabrication Assignment (70%)

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