School Of Engineering, Design And Built Environment

Architecture Studio - Fundamentals of Digital DesignWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 301198.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 20

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 3753 Bachelor of Architectural Design or 3768 Postgraduate Bridging Program (Architecture). Students not enrolled in 3753 or 3768 who wish to enrol into this unit should have a 5.0 minimum GPA and are required to discuss with the Academic Course Advisor.

About this Unit
This unit introduces students to fundamentals of spatial organisation and human experience in the built environment. Principles of making will be practiced and analysed for their relationship to architectural outcomes, the study of Modern organisational strategies, materiality, experiential phenomena, and abstraction. Students work on project-based assessments that involve an iterative process of reflection and refinement, the use of digital techniques of 3D design including NURBS modelling and rapid prototyping to explore architectural concepts. This work is contextualised as students learn about the history, theory, and discourse of architecture from the Industrial Revolution to the Present.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Construction Site Induction Safety “White Card” – this will be facilitated during orientation sessions or the first week of semester.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Drawing and model making supplies (pencils, pens, hardcover sketchbook, architectural scale ruler). A full list will be issued during orientation. A personal laptop is recommended for students who undertake the full 6 semester degree sequence to facilitate their studies (512MB hard drive, 8GB RAM, high quality graphics processor) – specifications will be issued during orientation. Each semester will require students to purchase consumables such as paper, card, plastic, plywood, adhesives, blades, and other essential materials required for assessment tasks.

3727.3Bachelor of Building Design ManagementCURRENT
3753.1Bachelor of Architectural DesignCURRENT
3768.1Postgraduate Bridging Program (Architecture)CURRENT



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