Architectural Engineering Major Project 2

ARC30006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48

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


ARC30005 Architectural Engineering Major Project 1

Aims and objectives

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.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Formulate and evaluate a project context and brief.
2. Interpret a project brief as a design outcome.
3. Develop further knowledge of materials, forms, and technology to the design context.
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 to demonstrate a high level of resolution.

Courses with unit

Architectural Major