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Postgraduate Diploma in Planning & Design (Architecture History & Conservation)

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  • Objectives
    The objectives of the course are that students should: * gain a historical understanding of Australian and other architecture; * gain familiarity with the basic techniques of documentary research in relation to buildings; * gain an understanding of the physical characteristics and materials of buildings, and the means of investigating them; and * gain an understanding of the current philosophy and procedures of building conservation in Australia.
  • Entry requirements
    The postgraduate programs in Architectural History and Conservation are designed for students whose qualifications are in disciplines other than architecture to acquire background knowledge and skills in architectural history and conservation.
  • Academic Title
    Postgraduate Diploma in Planning & Design (Architecture History & Conservation)
  • Course description
    Core subjects (25 points):

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    702-635  Australian Building Analysis
    An introduction to analysis of Australian buildings and their technology. Historical investigation from primary sources. The philosophy of conservation and the main avenues for researching buildings. Development of skills in the documentary and physi...     Semester 2     12.50

    702-817  Culture of Building     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    Students select 87.5 points of elective subjects from the three groups below (not all subjects are offered every year and some subjects have prerequisites). At least one subject (12.5 points) must be chosen from Group A, and at least two (25 points) from Group B. Subjects may be varied with the permission of the course coordinator.

    Group A (a minimum of 12.5 points):

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    702-833  Asian Architecture A (PG)     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    702-834  Asian Architecture B (PG)     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    Group B (a minimum of 25 points):

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    702-833  Asian Architecture A (PG)     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    702-632  Measured Drawing
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    108-540  Materials and Techniques of Artefacts
    The subject builds upon the prerequisite subject. Students focus on their chosen field of specialisation, allowing a more detailed study of the history and manufacture of traditional and modern materials, their properties and behavior, and more compl...     Semester 1     12.50

    705-676  Landscape Heritage & Conservation     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    702-834  Asian Architecture B (PG)     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    Group C
    (balance of 37.5 points):

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    702-841  Modern Architecture A: 19th Century PG     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    108-449  Conservation Materials Chemistry
    The subject deals with the physical-organic chemistry of cultural heritage items and of products and formulations used in all aspects of conservation. It examines the relationship between the chemical structure, properties, and uses of solvents, dete...     Semester 1     12.50

    702-832  Modern Architecture B: 20th Century PG     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    131-545  Writing and Making Histories     1     12.500

    702-831  Development of Western Architecture     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

    702-835  Post-Renaissance Architecture     
    This subject will not be available in 2008     12.50

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