Architectural Engineering Studio 2

ARC20004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester or equivelent

Contact hours

  • 50 Hours

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22


PHY10001 Energy and Motion v1
DDD10006 Introductory Design Studio v1

Aims and objectives

This unit builds on students’ knowledge from the Architectural Engineering Studio (ARC10002). It continues the evolution of design studio content into more diverse methods of integrating engineering and design processes. Students will learn how to navigate the complex task of managing iterative design tasks with engineering precision for innovative environmental sustainable design solutions particularly using facade engineering principles. Students will learn to discover how to clearly define problem statements around a design challenge. They will develop complex design and communication skills through design iterations and drawing sets used for studio feedback sessions.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Respond to the studio brief through their further knowledge of materials, forms, energy systems and technology. (K1, K3, K4)

2. Interpret sophisticated environmental analysis for successful communication. (K1, K2, K3, S1, S3, A2)
3 Formulate a design approach, or choice of system(s). (K4, S1, S3))
4 Create a design response to the thermal performance of materials and space. (S2, S3
5. Understand the broad ethical, environmental and economic issues in architectural engineering. (K5, A1, A5)
6. Critically review issues of human comfort, health, safety, security in the context of architectural engineering. (K5, A4)
7. Communicate solutions via high quality drawings, 3D digital models and physical models. (A2, S4)



Courses with unit

BH-ENG Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
BH-ENGPROF Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Professional)
BB-ENGBUS Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Business
BB-ENGCS Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Computer Science
BB-ENGSC Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science
BB-LAWENG Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)