BDES1012: Architectural Communications 1 (2013 - Semester 1)
|Unit:||BDES1012: Architectural Communications 1 (6 CP)|
|Faculty/School:||Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning|
Dr Weir, Simon
|Session options:||Semester 1|
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|Brief Handbook Description:||Architectural Communications 1 introduces students to fundamental modes of communication that are used to comprehend, conceive, explore, articulate and document architecture. It covers the domains of sketching, technical drawing, model making, verbal and written communication, diagramming and photography. It both familiarises students with necessary technical skills and encourages their creative deployment through practical experimentation.|
|Assumed Knowledge:||HSC Mathematics and HSC English Standard or equivalent|
Dr Weir, Simon
|T&L Activities:||On average:
Lectures: Lectures 1 hr/wk; Tutorial/Lab 4 hrs/wk
Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.
|Attribute Development Method||Attribute Developed|
|Students engage with elementary technical aspects of architecture including architectural technologies.||Technical skills and knowledge|
|Students articulate basic architectural concepts & issues. Demonstrate skills in oral & visual presentation and the ability to use computer and/or paper-based skills to demonstrate standardized methods of communication.||Documentation, techniques of representation and communication (Level 1)|
For explanation of attributes and levels see Architecture Contextualized Graduate Attributes. .
Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.Documentation, techniques of representation and communication (Level 1)
1. In class test for basic skills.
2. Presentation of Plan, Elevation, Concept and Coloured Perspective.
3. PDF of Plan, Elevation, Concept and Axonometric.
|Assessment Feedback:||Students are presented with weekly verbal feedback, and at the conclusion of the semester are provided with detailed written feedback|
|Policies & Procedures:||www.arch.usyd.edu.au/CS/forms.shtml|
|Online Course Content:||https://elearning.sydney.edu.au|
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The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.
|Bachelor of Design in Architecture||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013|
|Bachelor of Design in Architecture/Bachelor of Laws||2013|
|Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)/Bachelor of Design in Architecture||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:
|Technical skills and knowledge||Yes||0%|
|Documentation, techniques of representation and communication (Level 1)||Yes||100%|
These goals are selected from Architecture Contextualized Graduate Attributes. which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Architecture Contextualized Graduate Attributes. for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.