Courses & Units

Professional Studies KDA712

Launceston

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Introduction

The Professional Studies unit in the Master of Architecture (March) develops knowledge and understanding of the architect's responsibility to their clients, to their profession and to society.

It explores the nature of the organisations within the building industry, their roles and responsibilities, and their significance to architectural practice.  The role of architectural practice is considered in relation to design, pre-construction documentation, tender procurement and construction. The business of architecture is also examined from the perspectives of design office management and economics, and the construction industry.

In addition, the unit develops knowledge and understanding of the law relating to architects and architectural practice and pays particular attention to contracts, as well as agency, tort, property and legislation relating to business.

Summary

Unit name Professional Studies
Unit code KDA712
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Helen Norrie

Level Postgraduate
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 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

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

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lecture and seminar.

Assessment

Two x situation analysis assignments (50% each)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

Recommended

Booktopia textbook links

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