Students will take their conceptual design and development work from Architectural Engineering Major Project 1 and apply this work within one or a series of defined project sites, contexts or client briefs. Through a series of developed design studies, they will progress to the production of context specific architectural engineering projects. They will take into account ethical and economic considerations with respect to the creative application of material / structural / performance, and/or service systems. This will build on their specialised study of particular design approaches and systems through application of engineering and design knowledge and theory. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the unique nature of the project context leading to the creation of the detailed brief, schematic and developed design outcomes. Work will be represented using appropriate physical and digital visual communication, modelling and information skills.


ARC40001 Architectural Engineering Major Project 1


ARC30005 Architectural Engineering Major Project 1
ARC40001 Architectural Engineering Major Project 1

ARC30006 Architectural Engineering Major Project 2

Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 2
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Formulate and evaluate a project context and brief
  • Interpret a project brief as a design outcome
  • Develop further knowledge of materials, forms, and technology to the design context
  • Apply broad ethical and economic issues in architectural engineering
  • Apply aspects of health, safety, security as it effects architectural engineering
  • Apply engineering and construction knowledge and sustainability related to the design
  • Communicate design outcomes and processes using a set of digital, graphical, 3D and information techniques to demonstrate a high level of resolution

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
4.00 12 weeks 48
Specified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
2.00 12 weeks 24
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Independent Learning
6.50 12 weeks 78


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Final FolioIndividual 40% 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 
PresentationIndividual/Group 15% 1,2,3,4,7 
PresentationIndividual/Group 20% 3,4,5,6,7 
ProjectIndividual 25% 3,4,5,6 


  • Exploration of architectural engineering design, theory, and philosophy
  • Exploring design, structural, building performance and services principles
  • Examination of sustainable design issues and options
  • Exercise manual and CNC 3D modelling
  • Apply iterative relevant techniques of engineering analysis, simulation and feedback to inform design
  • Demonstrate appropriate techniques for the presentation of form studies and modelling
  • Presentation of developed designs through a broad range of appropriate media

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.