Architectural Engineering Major Project 1

ARC30005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


ARC20004 Architectural Engineering Studio 2

Aims and objectives

Students will identify a concept to explore based on their earlier study. They will formulate a conceptual project brief and investigate alternative design options. Through a series of early design studies, they will progress to the production of 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 include 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 chosen underlying approaches and systems in design for schematic and developed design outcomes. Work will be represented using appropriate physical and digital visual communication, modelling and information skills.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Formulate and evaluate a design approach, or choice of system(s).
2. Interpret an appropriate design response to a material / structural or performance system.
3. Develop further knowledge of materials, forms, and technology in design.
4. Understand the broad ethical and economic issues in architectural engineering.
5. Understand issues of health, safety, security as it effects architectural engineering.
6. Apply engineering and construction knowledge and sustainability related to the design.
7. Communicate design outcomes and processes using a set of digital, graphical, 3D and information techniques.

Courses with unit

Architectural Major