Courses & Units

Architecture Design Studio 8 KDA721




Design Studio units in the MArch differ from Design Studio units in the BEnvDes course in that there is a shift in emphasis toward increasing professionalism and new technologies in design practice, and increasing expectations that students will demonstrate both critical and exploratory thinking in relation to their architectural proposals.

The unit offers students the opportunity to pursue areas of interest within a series of 'selective' streams that engage speculative thinking with diverse contemporary and emerging practices in the field of architecture and design. Selective offerings will be identified on a year-by-year basis drawing on staff expertise and research interests as well as the focus of the school on environmentally and socially responsive design, inter-disciplinary design thinking and learning-by-making. Topics range from digital parametric design to humanitarian projects and intersection between art and architecture. Although selective streams will operate independently, they will be centrally coordinated and integrated through a core lecture series.


Unit name Architecture Design Studio 8
Unit code KDA721
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Teaching staff

Dr Stuart King

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 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 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $2,296.00 2018: $4,486.00 040101

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures, tutorials and studio/workshops.


One or two minor assignments and one major assignment. Group work may be required in some assignments.

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