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Built Environment Undergraduate Guide 2013 Never Stand Still

Faculty of Built Environment


Lesley Leung, Interweaving: Cultural Work and Play

CONTENTS

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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTING ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND PROPERTY 8 INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 10 INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLANNING BE PROFILES BE AWARDS, PRIZES AND RECOGNITION 2011 20 BE ACADEMICS

ADMISSIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Admissions and Information For all local students (Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) contact UNSW Admissions Office (UAC Team): Phone: +61 (2) 9385 3228 Email: ugadmis@unsw.edu.au Web: www.unsw.edu.au/futurestudents International applicants studying for an Australian HSC or equivalent (whether in Australia or off-shore), an International Baccalaureate in Australia or the NZ NCEA qualification must apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). All other international applicants should apply directly to the University via MyUNSW at www.apply.unsw.edu.au.

Scholarships A wide variety of scholarships and awards are available to support both commencing and continuing UNSW BE students. Information can be found online at http://www.be.unsw.edu.au/ degrees/scholarships and for faculty scholarships at https://scholarships.online.unsw.edu.au.

Further Information Phone: +61 (2) 9385 1078 Email: scholarships@unsw.edu.au Web: https://scholarships.online.unsw.edu.au

Inquiries can be made to the Direct Admissions Office on +61 (2) 9385 3656. All domestic students must lodge an application through UAC. After completing a year of study at UNSW, students can apply for internal transfer to other UNSW programs. Students are assessed according to their WAM (weighted average mark) and must have completed at least 36 units of credit. For more information contact the Faculty Student Centre: Phone: +61 (2) 9385 4799 Email: fbe@unsw.edu.au

UNSW BE is reviewing of all of its undergraduate programs in 2012 and changes will be progressively introduced commencing in 2013. UNSW BE already delivers a comprehensive and highly regarded suite of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs relevant to the design, delivery and management of the 21st century city. The intent of the curriculum review of our programs in 2012 is to enhance them so that they deliver distinctive student learning experiences, interdisciplinarity and more opportunities for research, international experience and work-integrated learning. The Faculty will also be looking to provide flexible pathways that facilitate students moving across BE degrees. Program changes resulting from these reviews will be advertised on the UNSW BE website and communicated to prospective 2013 students.

KEEP IN TOUCH www.unswbe.wordpress.com UNSWBuiltEnv UNSW Built Environment www.be.unsw.edu.au


UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2013 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN 2013 UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT

At UNSW Built Environment, we focus on the design, delivery and management of the 21st century city within the disciplines of architectural computing, architecture, construction management and property, industrial design, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and planning. Our aim is to contribute to a more valued and sustainable world as a leader in education and research of relevance and impact to the built environment. The comprehensive range of degree programs on offer at UNSW Built Environment distinguishes our faculty within Australia. We provide our students with opportunities to explore global issues of critical significance within each program of study and through interdisciplinary learning experiences. Working together in scenario and studio-based assignments, students and faculty engage in collaborative learning and research in pursuit of new knowledge. We encourage students to gain independence and ownership of their learning. Our curriculum structure is designed to encourage synergy among the disciplines and flexible learning pathways for students. This distinctive educational experience ensures that our graduates are highly sought after by industry and the professions. Studying at UNSW Built Environment enables access to the urban culture of Sydney - Australia’s largest and most cosmopolitan city - and the parameters that often determine real world outcomes from the perspective of each discipline. Studio projects are often formed from major initiatives affecting the future of Sydney and involve key decision-makers as part of the educational experience. Students have 24-hour access to state-ofthe-art design studios, a digital workshop and materials library, as well as dedicated workshop facilities with computing and internet access. Our students also have opportunities to broaden their experience beyond the Australian context. At UNSW Built Environment we place a high value on international engagement to enhance learning opportunities in a global context. In recent years, students have studied in China, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Spain and Italy. Joint design studios have also been conducted with the Politecnico in Milan, IUAV in Venice, Tsinghua University in Beijing and Dongtan University in Nanjing. At UNSW Built Environment, we recognise the significance of the relatively few years students spend with us to establish future career opportunities and friendships. Our alumni often comment on the lasting influence and value of their university experiences. We are committed to establishing a sound platform of knowledge reflected in intellectual and practical skills to underpin a lifelong interest in personal development. Your future success is our contribution to a more sustainable and valued 21st century environment. We continue to update our undergraduate curriculum to be relevant, challenging and innovative. Many new and exciting changes are planned for 2013 so please follow our upcoming initiatives on the faculty website www.be.unsw.edu.au. I look forward to welcoming you at UNSW Built Environment and following your career with great interest. Professor Alec Tzannes Dean, UNSW Built Environment


LIFE @ UNSW BE

There is much more to university than just study – at UNSW BE you can take advantage of a range of clubs, social activities and industry networking opportunities. We continue to update our undergraduate curriculum and ensure our student experience is rich and rewarding! Many new and exciting changes to our programs are planned for 2013 so please follow our upcoming initiatives on the faculty website www.be.unsw.edu.au. Follow us on Facebook, our blog and Twitter too! SOCIAL LIFE

STUDENT AMBASSADOR

With so many events and parties organised throughout the year such as O-Week, Student International Festival and Oktoberfest – you want to make sure that you join ARC or Fbesoc to be part of the fun. There are also numerous clubs and societies as well as discounts and benefits available to members.

Do you have great presentation skills and enjoy talking to people? We offer students the opportunity to attend recruitment fairs and expos, organise events and workshops, conduct campus tours, and best of all – you get paid for it!

INDUSTRY NETWORKING

VOLUNTEERING

There are ample opportunities to engage with industry throughout your tuition at BE, from industry nights to special guest lectures. BE has a proud history of industry engagement and collaboration.

Volunteer in the local community or abroad. Use your experience and new skills to help others.


SPORT Shane Kingsbury - LArch At the 2011 Australian University Games in the Gold Coast, Shane was placed 2nd in the 100m and 200m butterfly events and gained 3rd place in the 50m butterfly. At both the NSW Metropolitan Swimming Championships and the NSW Grand Prix Swimming Championships he won the 200m butterfly. In March 2012, he will compete at the 2012 Australian Open Olympic Trials in Adelaide in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly and the 50m backstroke events. Harry Thompson LArch Harry is an elite rower and has represented UNSW at the Australian University Games. He has won medals at a range of State and National u23 rowing titles over the past few years.

BE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS PROGRAM Our Built Environment Scholars Program acknowledges the faculty’s highest achieving students. Each year, outstanding students from each of our undergraduate programs are identified as BE’s top performers based on their academic performance. These ‘BE Scholars’ receive recognition from their peers and industry professionals, a scholarship BE mentoring and special event invitations.

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES We value international engagement and enable our students to participate in one of our overseas design studio courses or to be part of a formal international exchange program. Global experiences are strongly encouraged!

THE UTZON LECTURES Home to one of the most iconic names in the world, UNSW BE hosts the Utzon Lecture Series throughout the year. Launched in 2010, the Utzon Lecture Series has hosted many national and internationally acclaimed speakers. In 2012 we will host Professor Richard Johnson, Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE QC, Hiroshi Sambuichi (Japan) and Marion Weiss and Michael Manfred (NYC).


Patrick Hespe, Tuning Space

www.be.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate-degrees/architectural-computing

ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTING

Students undertaking this program explore and innovate with new ways of investigating design and management processes using the latest digital technologies and software. Projects within the built environment are brought to life in real-time virtual environments, through the use of information modelling technologies and the full range of multimedia and augmented technologies, enabling architects, planners, builders, clients and the community to better understand and examine design proposals in their settings. Students graduate with exceptional intellectual and practical skills, and can exercise leadership in the application of computer and digital technologies within the built environment disciplines.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES –– Architectural visualisation artist –– Design technology manager (in architectural practices) –– Animation professional –– Gaming environment developer –– Building Information Modelling (BIM) customisation and implementation –– Parametric modeller and designer –– Web and multimedia designer

FACTS IN BRIEF –– Program code 3267 –– ATAR 81.05 (2012) –– Bonus ATAR Go to www.unsw. edu.au/HSCPlus –– Duration 3 years full time (4th year Honours option) –– Prerequisites None

“The Architectural Computing program provided me with the technical ability and skills to meet my work challenges and gave me the confidence and knowledge to establish my own business within the rapidly growing and diverse field of architectural computing. ”I look fondly at my time at UNSW and I credit the faculty with being a great place to start the rest of my life. Although the Architectural Computing degree was specific, I found that a variety of courses were offered within the field. The teachers were incredibly knowledgeable with a broad range of skills and everyone was friendly and approachable. The university environment was a great place for me to study, with its world-class facilities and fantastic atmosphere. I had such a positive experience at UNSW BE that I now tutor at the faculty and share my knowledge with new students.” Christopher Worsfold BArchComp, 2007 Principal, Boite lumiere

“I was impressed with BE’s reputation. It is a progressive faculty that encourages interdisciplinary study and there are a lot of electives to choose from. Lecturers encourage you to try new things and to push the boundaries. I have had a chance to find new things that I am passionate about and excel at them. “If you like experimenting with new things and exploring new technology and architecture in an unconventional way then architectural computing is for you. There are diverse career opportunities to choose from and the course provides you with the skills that industry professionals want.” Rosemarie Still BArchComp Current student

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All courses equal 6 UoC unless otherwise specified

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Year 1 Semester 1

UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2013 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE

Year 1 Semester 2

ARCH1101 Architectural Design Studio 1 Introduces the primary concepts and activities of architectural design and its representation through small scale and experimental design projects

BENV1080 Enabling Skills & Research Practice Introduces skills and knowledge to support both the learning and practice of architecture and related disciplines

ARCH1390 Digital Representation Studio Draws on the histories and theories of architectural representation and recasts them with the ‘lens’ of computation

BENV2423 Real-Time Interactive Environments Addresses the leading edge of spatial and environmental design by engaging with real-time interactive environments within a rigorous academic framework

BENV1042 WWW in Presentation and Communication Introduces webpage and website design, with a particular focus on interactivity and the representation of designs using the web

BENV2428 Modelling and Visualisation Introduces the techniques and practice of computerbased building, modelling and visualisation

COMP1400 Programming for Designers Introduction to the concepts and techniques of object-oriented programming, with a focus on the construction of interactive multimedia applications

ARCH1162 Structures & Construction 1 Focuses on the ability to analyse the built environment architecturally through an understanding of structure and construction

Core Skills 2

 t the end of first year, students will have developed foundation knowledge, plus essential A study and practice skills across the major aspects of architectural computing. Year 2 Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

ARCH1201 Architectural Design Studio 3 Study of modern concepts and architectural devices through projects of moderate programmatic, spatial and material complexity in an urban context

BENV2425 Building Information Modelling Introduction to the use of computer-based informationrich 3D models of buildings to support design processes

ARCH1391 Digital Computation Studio Explores a range of design problems where computation is used to generate, enhance and analyse possible solutions

BENV2427 Design Information Management Focuses on the processes involved in communicating and collaborating throughout the building development lifecycle, using a multidisciplinary building model database server

BENV2426 Experimental Modelling Engage with cutting edge digital modelling applications to produce innovative geometries that shape the form, space and detail of architectural environments

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

ARCH1222 Architectural History & Theory 2 Overview of key architects and movements from the advent of modernism in the early 20th century to the present

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Core Skills  At the end of second year, students will have well-developed computing skills and knowledge, informed by a sound understanding of architectural processes and current developments in digital technologies. 3

Year 3 Semester 1

ARCH1392 Digital Collaboration Studio Develops a framework for architectural computing research via a critique of ‘collaboration’, exploring ethics, professionalism, academic rigour, communication and representation

SDES2116 Design Practice Students investigate the moral and philosophical contexts for professional activity, ethics, legal aspects of design practice, project finance, budget management and reporting

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

Core Skills

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Year 3 Semester 2 ARCH1393 Graduation Project (12 UoC) As the culmination of the architectural computing studios, each student will seek out a client and then develop and produce a project that investigates any technology or issue that relates to the use of computers in the built environment disciplines

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

 t the end of third year, students will have developed a comprehensive set of skills and A knowledge of architectural computing, preparing them to either pursue research in their discipline through the Honours year or to pursue a professional career. Year 4 Semester 1 (Honours)

ARCH1394 Honours Studio (12 UoC) Explores the idea of research as it relates to a series of design requirements related to the built environment, developing an understanding of the research process within the design discipline as students engage with specific research topics that extend their understanding and capability in the architectural computing field

BENV1384 Design Research Methods Aims to inform students of the range of research methods appropriate to the understanding and design of the built environment Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Year 4 Semester 2 (Honours) ARCH1395 Honours Research Project (18 UoC) A major research-based investigation into a subject related to the student’s area of specialisation, representing an original contribution to work in that area that demonstrates a high level of scholarship and an understanding of good research methods

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Core Skills  At the end of the Honours year, students will have developed a solid foundation for the pursuit of further research through doctoral studies or a solid base from which to pursue a specialised professional career.


Wenyu Liang, Regional Studio

www.be.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate-degrees/architectural-studies

ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

Behind almost every building – from modest and intimate rooms to spaces accommodating complex needs and those that are extraordinary and iconic – lies the disciplined creativity of architecture. An architect designs buildings and their settings to meet the needs of people who use the building, clients and the broader community. In their design practice, architects are mindful of sustainability, cultural and economic considerations. It is an exciting and dynamic profession that works closely with other built environment professionals and the only one responsible for considering the building in its entirety. Students complete a three-year Bachelor of Architectural Studies plus a two-year Master of Architecture to meet the requirements for registration as an architect.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES –– Consulting architect in private practice –– Specialist architect e.g. heritage –– Multidisciplinary design practice –– Government Architect’s office –– Large commercial practice architectural firms FACTS IN BRIEF –– Program code 3261 –– ATAR 95.05 (2012) –– Bonus ATAR Go to www.unsw. edu.au/HSCPlus –– Duration 3 years full time (4th year Honours option) –– Academic Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 = entry into Master of Architecture –– Prerequisites None

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–– Professional recognition The Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree is the undergraduate pathway degree to the professionally accredited postgraduate Master of Architecture degree which has professional recognition from the NSW Architects Registration Board and Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA).

“I chose the UNSW BArch Studies degree as I like the style of teaching that it applied to design, encouraging both creative freedom, and technical knowledge and skills. “A highlight for me was most definitely the Glenn Murcutt Studio in 3rd year - restorative design of Trial Bay Gaol. It was an incredible privilege to learn under the mentorship of Professor Glenn Murcutt. Furthermore I had the honour of receiving the Castle Mountain Prize for my design in the studio. “Studying at BE has shaped the way I approach design, especially for real-world clients. Every design no matter how big or small, needs to be considered and considered well. We don’t design for the sake of the building itself, but for the people who occupy it in future. The high standards involved in the studios and classes helps to develop the drive, motivation and quality required in real-world practice.” Chris Tran BArch Studies, 2011 Architectural Assistant at MCHP Architects

“I had always heard positive stories about UNSW BE from my sister, seniors and architects back in malaysia who are all faculty graduates. “I was also attracted by the excellent international academic connections and the opportunity to study abroad. “The Architecture degree provides a balanced focus on art and design and theory and technology of architecture. The cross-disciplinary studies and learning from practicing architects prepare students for future workplaces. Highlights of my time at BE include volunteering at Powerhouse Museum, participating in SONA Mentor Programme, taking part in the STREETWORKS Design Competition and organising the BArch Graduation Exhibition.” Felix Saw BArchStudies. Current student


All courses equal 6 UoC unless otherwise specified

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Year 1 Semester 1

UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2013 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE

Year 1 Semester 2

ARCH1101 Architectural Design Studio 1 Introduces the primary concepts and activities of architectural design and its representation through small scale and experimental design projects

BENV1080 Enabling Skills & Research Practice Introduces skills and knowledge to support both the learning and practice of architecture and related disciplines

ARCH1102 Architectural Design Studio 2 Study of architectural space through precedents and configuration, material and structural tectonics

ARCH1121 Architectural History & Theory 1 The history of Western architecture, extending from antiquity to the 19th century

ARCH1161 Environment 1 Theories and practical knowledge in ecological and bioclimatic design, developing a capacity for life-cycle and systems thinking in architectural design

ARCH1142 Architectural Communications Develops capabilities in manual 2D and 3D graphics, physical model-making and verbal communication

ARCH1162 Structures & Construction 1 Ability to analyse the built environment architecturally through an understanding of structure and construction

BE Elective Choice of any elective course available within the Faculty

Core Skills  At the end of first year, students will have developed foundation knowledge, plus essential study and practice skills across the major streams of study in architecture. 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

ARCH1201 Architectural Design Studio 3 Study of modern concepts and architectural devices through projects of moderate programmatic, spatial and material complexity in an urban context

BENV2425 Building Information Modelling Introduction to the use of computer-based informationrich 3D models of buildings to support design processes

ARCH1202 Architectural Design Studio 4 Analytical capacities and skills developed through a complex site and an institutional program situated in a particular sociocultural context

ARCH1222 Architectural History & Theory 2 Overview of key architects and movements from the advent of modernism in the early 20th century to the present

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

ARCH1261 Structures & Construction 2 Introduces construction industry practice – who’s involved, who’s in charge, the role of architects and how strategic decisions are made

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

Core Skills  At the end of second year, students will have capable design skills, informed by a sound knowledge of relevant digital technologies, current construction practice and contemporary architectural thought. 3

Year 3 Semester 1

ARCH1301 Architectural Design Studio 5 (12 UoC) Using a mixed brief incorporating more than one function or building type, students explore contextual design, including urban patterns, as well as building design with detailed consideration of the technical resolution of an aspect of the building to a high level of resolution

Core Skills

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ARCH1361 Environment 2 Explores integrated environmental design, addressing the quantitative and standardsbased treatment of lighting and acoustics, using manual and digital analysis, modelling and simulation

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Year 3 Semester 2 ARCH1302 Architectural Design Studio 6 (12 UoC) One architecture project is developed to a detailed level of programmatic, spatial and material resolution, with emphasis placed on environmental and technological factors and their potential to impact on architectural thinking and production

ARCH1322 Architectural History & Theory 3 Critical analysis of architecture in Australia, examining themes that situate developments from the early 20th century to the present

BE Elective Choice of any elective course available within the Faculty

 t the end of third year, students will have developed a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge of architecture, A preparing academically capable students to pursue research in their discipline through the Honours year or move into the Masters Program, preferably after a substantive period of practical experience in an architect’s office. Year 4 Semester 1 (Honours)

ARCH1495 Honours Research Thesis 1 (18 UoC) This is major research-based investigation into a subject related to the student’s area of specialisation, representing an original contribution to work in that area that demonstrates a high level of scholarship and an understanding of good research methods (normally linked to ARCH1496)

BENV1384 Design Research Methods Aims to inform students of the range of research methods appropriate to the understanding and design of the built environment

Year 4 Semester 2 (Honours) ARCH1496 Honours Research Thesis 2 (18 UoC) A major research-based investigation into a subject related to the student’s area of specialisation, representing an original contribution to work in that area that demonstrates a high level of scholarship and an understanding of good research methods (normally linked to ARCH1495)

BE Elective Choice of any elective course available within the Faculty

Core Skills  At the end of the Honours year, students will have developed a solid foundation for the pursuit of further research through doctoral studies or to resume their professional studies through the Masters Program.


www.be.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate-degrees/construction-management-and-property

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AND PROPERTY

The Bachelor of Construction Management and Property (BCMP) provides education and training in the management of property development, construction and design work, construction site and facility operation, with a strong emphasis on building economics and management skills including human resources, organisational behaviour and risk management. Over the course of this degree students can choose to specialise in building construction management, property development, facilities management or quantity surveying.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES –– Builder –– Property developer –– Construction manager –– Project manager –– Quantity surveyor –– Facilities manager

FACTS IN BRIEF –– Program code 3331 –– ATAR 87.95 (2012) –– Bonus ATAR Go to www.unsw. edu.au/HSCPlus –– Duration 4 years full time, or equivalent with part time option –– Prerequisites None –– Professional recognition Dependent on the completion of specific units - The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) - The Australian Institute of Building (AIB) - The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) - The Australian Property Institute (API)

“The structured learning on offer at BE and exposure to industry bodies provides a great platform for getting a head start in the industry. I chose UNSW for this reason. It has a reputation for producing leaders in industry. I was also impressed by the high quality learning facilities and resources that are available. Students have the chance to participate in a foreign exchange program as part of their degree, and I was lucky enough to go to the University of Colorado in Boulder, USA. “Highlights from my time at UNSW include being selected to participate on the Ascenders graduate program at Laing O’Rourke and having the opportunity to work on an interstate project immediately after graduating. “My advice to anyone considering studying at BE would be to get to know your lecturers, guest lecturers and industry speakers. “They could end up offering you a job!” Richy Craven BCMP, 2010. Project Engineer, Laing O’Rourke

“During my time at UNSW I have been lucky enough to have experienced working in two of the best companies in Australia, giving me an insight into the industry even before leaving university. “I was attracted to the BCMP program at UNSW because of its reputation and because it enables me to study both construction and property, not just construction or property. My degree has been a pivotal step towards becoming a part of the industry, and I now have a wide net of professional links throughout the construction industry. “There are also lots of ways to become involved socially at UNSW. The Unigames were an amazing experience, particularly when I won a gold medal! “Studying at BE provides many opportunities to attend exhibitions and special lectures, giving students an informed introduction to the industry they are about to join.” Jessica Pascoe

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BCMP. Current student on scholarship placement with Laing O’Rourke


All courses equal 6 UoC unless otherwise specified

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Year 1 Semester 1

UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2013 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE

Year 1 Semester 2

BENV1181 Construction & Property Introduces the scope, nature and dynamics of the construction and property industries

BLDG1121 Construction Materials Introduces the properties, manufacture and application of key construction materials e.g. timber, concrete, masonry and brick

BENV1192 Project Management Introduces the key construction project management concepts, principles, techniques and application of relevant tools

BLDG1050 Building Structures Introduces the key principles of building structure design and assessment

BLDG1211 Domestic Construction Introduces the functional requirements and construction methods of single-storey domestic construction

BLDG1260 Construction Management Introduces the generic management principles relevant to the construction and property industries

BLDG1212 Low Rise Residential Construction An extended overview of building construction, looking at the functional requirements and construction processes of multi-storey buildings

BLDG1302 Construction & Property Economics An extended overview of the construction and property industries, looking at the economics of the built environment

Core Skills  At the end of first year, BCMP students should have: (1) gained an appreciation of the characteristics of the construction and property industries and their contributions to a nation’s economic and social development; (2) recognised the important roles of construction and property professions within the respective industry; (3) learned the fundamental concepts, principles, processes and technology for building and construction management and; (4) developed their abilities to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment, while undertaking scholarly inquiry and engaging in independent and reflective learning. 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

BLDG1281 Construction Law Introduces the specifics of construction law, with particular reference to the sources of law in New South Wales and the system of judicial precedent

BLDG2101 Industrial Building Construction Introduces framed industrial buildings with particular emphasis on the relevant construction systems and processes

BLDG3101 Tall Building Construction An extended overview of building construction, looking at the functional requirements, processes and techniques of tall building construction

BLDG3281 Construction Contract Administration Introduces the principles of contract management, different contract forms and project delivery systems

BCMP Electives eg. BLDG2332 Building Documentation BLDG2482 ICT Applications BLDG2212 Building Services

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses. Additional BCMP Elective may be selected.

BCMP Electives eg. BENV2817 Risk Management GMAT1110 Surveying and GIS BLDG4306 Strategic FM

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses. Additional BCMP Elective may be selected.

Core Skills  At the end of second year, BCMP students should have: (1) gained an appreciation of different construction project types, delivery systems and contract forms; (2) developed their abilities to recognise and solve problems systematically, formulating innovative responses to different contexts; (3) learned the systems, processes and technology for industrial and tall building construction and; (4) developed their communication and leadership skills. 3

Year 3 Semester 1

Year 3 Semester 2

BLDG2280 OHS in the Built Environment Introduces the important regulations pertaining to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) on construction sites within the context of a broader industrial relations regulatory framework

BLDG3284 Scheduling Techniques in Construction Introduces various programming and scheduling techniques for construction project planning and landscape planning

BENV1382 Social Responsibility & Professional Ethics Introduces social responsibility and professional ethics issues in the construction and property industries

BLDG3102 Construction Techniques Integrates more advanced and civil-related construction techniques, systems, plant and process issues.

BCMP Electives eg. BENV2816 Organisational Behaviour BLDG2282 HR Management BLDG3332 Estimating and Bidding

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses. Additional BCMP Elective may be selected

BCMP Electives eg. BENV2986 Property Management BENV2814 Real Property Law BENV2815 Design Management

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses. Additional BCMP Elective may be selected

Core Skills  At the end of third year, BCMP students should have: (1) gained an appreciation of different construction project OHS regulations and specialised operational and planning techniques; (2) gained an appreciation of relevant knowledge and skills including the code of ethics of respective professional bodies for a construction profession; (3) furthered their problem-solving and collaboration abilities, and be able to take the lead in project-oriented tasks and; (4) further developed generic and technical skills. 4

Year 4 Semester 1

Year 4 Semester 2

BLDG4501 Thesis Foundation (12 UoC) Introduces research formulation, development and processes, and research design

or BCMP Electives (12 UoC) eg. BENV2985 Land Valuation BLDG4305 Value Management

BLDG4502 Thesis (12 UoC) An extended overview of research development, looking at research methods and tools, data collection and analysis

or BCMP Electives (12 UoC) eg. BENV2813 Business Practice BENV 2719 Housing Industry

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses. Additional BCMP Elective may be selected

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses. Additional BCMP Elective may be selected

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

Core Skills

 t the end of fourth year, BCMP students should have: (1) gained an appreciation of research A development and formulation processes and; (2) furthered their written and oral communication skills, and more importantly, their abilities to innovate and challenge conventional thinking.


Lyvia Alam, Expresslove

www.be.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate-degrees/industrial-design

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Behind many manufactured products and services encountered at home, at work and in the public arena is the creativity, innovation and technical know-how of an industrial designer. Their role is to create attractive and functional products that work in the real world and fulfil a genuine market demand or societal need. Understanding materials, manufacturing technology and user insights within economic, social and environmental contexts in which products are produced, marketed and used is essential. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES –– Product designer within a design consultancy –– Product designer within a multi-disciplinary design team (architectural and engineering consultancies) –– Product designer within the manufacturing sector (consumer and public access products – electrical, transport, scientific, medical, retail, furniture, telecommunications) –– Digital multimedia designer –– Product branding and marketing –– Packaging designer

“UNSW appealed to me partly because of its reputation and also its ability to offer industrial design via the BE, a faculty that brings together all disciplines of the built environment. “The lecturers at BE are from a broad range of industries, careers and experiences and the group-based nature of study helped to nurture teamwork and communication skills which are vital for the industry. “My degree has helped me to develop an analytical approach to undertaking the development of designs within my current role. It has given me a solid understanding of the factors and processes that can control, direct and influence the design of products and their relevance within our society. “My advice to anyone considering the course would be to look at all aspects of the program and think of how they may relate to your reasons for choosing Industrial Design.” Thomas Marlay IDES 2006, Design Development & Special Projects Manager, Botton+Gardiner

–– Exhibition designer –– Graphic designer

FACTS IN BRIEF –– Program code 3385 –– ATAR 81.85 (2012) –– Bonus ATAR Go to www.unsw. edu.au/HSCPlus –– Duration 4 years full time –– Prerequisites None –– Professional recognition Entitled to membership to the Design Institute of Australia

“I chose the IDES program at UNSW because of the flexibility the course offers. The teaching staff have a great reputation and I have heard of UNSW graduates who are now doing great things in the industry. “My class teachers are a passionate and inspirational group of teachers who love what they do. “The course has not only provided me with all the skills necessary for a job in design but it has provided me with networking opportunities in the industry. “A highlight for me has been having the opportunity to meet and interact with internationally, world-renowned designers at the Australian International Design Awards hosted at UNSW. I was also a finalist in the AIP & Cormack Packaging Awards and was commended in the Southern Cross Awards.” ShanShan Wang IDES, Current student

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All courses equal 6 UoC unless otherwise specified

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UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2013 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE

Year 1 Semester 1

IDES1101 Industrial Design Fundamentals A studio-based course providing an introduction to the basic elements of 2D and 3D design and the development of analytical and communication skills IDES1013 Industrial Design Model Making Workshop This course covers industrial design model making, machinery skills, materials and safety workshop induction

IDES1122 Industrial Design: Past, Present and Future This course examines and critiques past and current industrial design practices and products

IDES1161 Industrial Design Communication A This course covers orthographic drawing methods through manual geometrical and mechanical techniques and introduces computer-aided drafting

Year 1 Semester 2 IDES1031 Industrial Design Studio 1 A studio-based course introducing students to the basic aspects of industrial design projects

IDES1071 Materials & Technology Workshop A This course is designed to provide an understanding of physics, mechanics and material properties

MATH1041 Statistics for Life and Social Sciences Introduction to data analysis, descriptive statistics, sampling and related topics

IDES1162 Industrial Design Communication B This course develops practical skill with representing 3D form using a variety of manual and computer-based presentation techniques

Core Skills  At the end of first year, IDES students will have developed basic proficiency and understanding of industrial design practices, processes and contexts. 2

Year 2 Semester 1

IDES2161 Industrial Design Studio 2A Study of modern concepts and architectural devices through projects of moderate programmatic, spatial and material complexity in an urban context

MARK1012 Marketing Fundamentals This course introduces students to the major concepts and theories, reflecting the breadth and diversity of marketing

IDES2201 Ergonomics This course introduces the physiological and psychological aspects of ergonomics, human factors and their application to products

IDES2163 Industrial Design Communication C This studio-based course reviews knowledge of perspective drawing and develops rapid rendering and design visualisation techniques

Year 2 Semester 2 IDES2162 Industrial Design Studio 2B This course builds on the knowledge and skills introduced in Industrial Design Studio 2A in order to further students’ understanding and command IDES2072 Materials & Technology Workshop B This course develops knowledge of metals, alloys, composite materials and associated manufacturing processes

IDES2092 Industrial Design Theory and Process This course considers design thinking and clarifies the design process linking the stages with established design methodologies IDES2171 Computer Applications in Industrial Design This course is structured around practical computer laboratory classes which cover various aspects of computer modelling and design documentation

Core Skills  At the end of second year, IDES students will have developed competency in applying a design process and presentation techniques to design projects. 3

Year 3 Semester 1

IDES3221 Industrial Design Studio 3A This studio course introduces design projects of moderate complexity involving social, environmental, commercial, technological or industrial constraints

MARK2051 Consumer Behaviour Students are equipped with knowledge of consumer behaviour, drawing upon psychological and sociological viewpoints

IDES3073 Materials & Technology Workshop C In this course, plastic materials and manufacturing processes are discussed together with production economics, design for manufacturing and polymer properties

MARK2052 Marketing Research Students are taught basic market research skills, including qualitative market research techniques, applied to real settings

Core Skills

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Year 3 Semester 2 IDES3222 Industrial Design Studio 3B This studio course enables students to develop their understanding of design detailing for manufacturing and product performance Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

 t the end of third year, IDES students will have developed a range of skills and knowledge A to enable them to complete design products of moderate complexity. Year 4 Semester 1

IDES4291 Industrial Design Studio 4 Studies during this course are directed at preparing students to work as industrial design professionals

IDES4301 Project Research In this course students apply research techniques to analyse and synthesise information into a comprehensive report to enable the formulation of a brief for IDES4352

IDES4372 Industrial Design Management & Practice This course will assist in preparing students for a variety of business and management contexts that are encountered during professional practice Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Year 4 Semester 2 A IDES4352 Project (12 UoC) This final-year studio course allows students to demonstrate their encompassing understanding of the product development process through self-determined projects

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Core Skills  At the end of their final year, IDES students will have developed professional design skills and knowledge to independently research and design appropriate solutions to design problems.

Design Studio


Nasim Eshraghi, Indigenous Centre for the Living Arts

www.be.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate-degrees/interior-architecture

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Interior Architecture is a design discipline that focuses specifically on interior environments and all aspects of their structural, spatial, social and material assembly. Interior architecture and interior design share a common ground, but they differ in the scale of the intervention in the interior. Interior architecture works at the scale of architecture, including the manipulation of structural elements such as walls, floors and staircases, while interior design generally engages at the scale of individual rooms. As an interior architect/designer you will develop creative solutions that respond to functional and aesthetic problems in the built environment – spaces that may be permanent or temporary, from the scale of rooms to the scale of cities.

The UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture Program was the first of its kind in Australia. 2013 will see a revitalised curriculum with a strong emphasis on practiceled investigation, experimentation and invention.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES –– Private consulting interior designer specialising in residential, retail, wokplace or hospitality design –– Corporate interior designer specialising in multi-storey residential, retail, hospitality, medical, hotel, workplace or exhibition design

FACTS IN BRIEF –– Program code 3255 –– ATAR 88.05 (2012) –– Bonus ATAR Go to www.unsw. edu.au/HSCPlus –– Duration 4 years full time –– Prerequisites None –– Professional recognition International Federation of Interior Architects (IFI)

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“I chose UNSW BE because it offered a strong architectural approach to design. UNSW was the only university that appeared to offer the idea of beginning with the building as a paradigm to be deconstructed, a shell that could be totally reconstructed in any architectural form, inside and out. The degree is very broad in its curriculum. It covers good ground with regard to construction, professional development, design thinking and theoretical thinking. “Having a broad range of skills on offer really helped me in securing the amazing position I have at Genevieve Lilley Architects. “My advice to anyone considering a career in Interior Architecture would be to make sure you love what you do. Design is something that requires patience, and a curiosity for all spectrums of life.” Chantelle Kramer BIA, 2010 Interior Designer at Genevieve Lilley Architects

“I was drawn to the BIA degree because it is recognised by the International Federation of Interior Architects, giving students the potential to travel after they graduate. “The program involves many studio scenarios that build social and team collaboration skills; all of which can be applied to other aspects of life. There is a level of independence that encourages us to continually challenge ourselves. Many of the tutors are working within the industry, resulting in a relevant and up to date perspective on pertinent issues and the curriculum provides the opportunity to actively participate within the industry. “The Interior Architecture degree has changed the way I look at spaces and has made me able to better appreciate the ability for the built environment to move and inspire people.” Luis Zaldy Gito BIA, Current student


All courses equal 6 UoC unless otherwise specified

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Year 1 Semester 2

INTA2101 Interior Arch Design Studio 1 Introduces the design principles and processes relevant to interior environments

INTA2171 Technology for Interior Architects 1 Introduces the principles of construction, structure and sustainability

INTA2102 Interior Arch Design Studio 2 Designing small scale residential interior environments

INTA2172 Technology for Interior Architects 2 Introduces materiality and interior detailing

INTA2141 Interior Communications 1 Introduces technical drawing and model-making

INTA3121 Interior History & Theory 1 Introduces the theoretical context of interior architecture

INTA2142 Interior Communications 2 Introduces computeraided drafting

INTA3122 Interior History & Theory 2 Introduces Western architectural and design history

Core Skills  At the end of first year, IA students will have developed the fundamental technical and critical thinking skills to conceptualise a design response and organise spatial and material relationships underpinned by an understanding of the theoretical and historical context of IA. 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

INTA2201 Interior Arch Design Studio 3 Designing small-scale commercial, retail or public interior environments

INTA3271 Technology for Interior Architects 3 Advanced interior detailing

INTA2202 Interior Arch Design Studio 4 Designing medium-scale residential interior environments

INTA3272 Technology for Interior Architects 4 Introduces interior building services and systems

INTA3241 Interior Communications 3 Advanced 2D and 3D graphic communication skills

BENV2425 Building Information Modelling Introduces computer-based 3D modelling

INTA3222 Interior History & Theory 3 Theoretical context of contemporary interior architecture and design

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

Core Skills  At the end of second year, IA students will have developed the skills to explore design responses that integrate materiality, interior detailing, building services and systems through a process of informed inquiry, analysis and reflection. 3

Year 3 Semester 1

Year 3 Semester 2

INTA2301 Interior Arch Design Studio 5 Designing small-to-medium scale commercial, retail or public interior environments

INTA3381 Practice of Interior Architecture Introduces the practices, processes and procedures relevant to the practice of interior architecture

INTA2302 Interior Arch Design Studio 6 Designing medium-to-large scale commercial, retail or public interior environments

INTA3322 Interior History & Theory 4 Historical and contextual analysis of contemporary interior architecture

BE Elective Choice of any elective course available within the Faculty

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

BE Elective Choice of any elective course available within the Faculty

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Core Skills  At the end of third year, IA students will have developed the skills to resolve complex design responses from conceptualisation to detailing, underpinned by an understanding of the practices, processes and procedures relevant to professional design practice. 4

Year 4 Semester 1

Year 4 Semester 2

INTA2401 Interior Arch Design Studio 7 Designing medium-to-large scale commercial, retail or public interior spaces

INTA2411 Dissertation Theoretical framework for the Graduation Project

INTA2402 Graduation Project (12 UoC) Designing large scale commercial, retail or public interior environments

INTA2441 Project Research Design research framework for the Graduation Project

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

BE Elective Choice of any elective course available within the Faculty

Core Skills

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

 t the end of final year, IA students will have developed a comprehensive understanding of the structural, A spatial, social and material assembly of interior environments, informed by an appreciation of the physical, cultural, theoretical, historical and professional contexts of interior architecture and design.


Sam Westlake, Neo-Nature, Synthesising the Natural and the Artificial

www.be.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate-degrees/landscape-architecture

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Landscape Architecture is a design profession with a long tradition and increasing relevance in meeting the challenge of creating sustainable and beautiful environments in urban and rural settings. Landscape architects combine knowledge of art and science to plan, design and manage natural and built environments in Australia and internationally, which conserve and celebrate ecological relationships, cultural values and symbolic associations.

The Landscape Architecture Program’s structure and content will be evolving in 2013, so check the BE website for the most current information about the courses on offer at www.be.unsw.edu.au

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES –– Design consultant in private practice –– Technical officer or designer in local government –– Landscape designer or planner in state government –– Landscape planning and management specialist

FACTS IN BRIEF –– Program code 3380 –– ATAR 82.00 (2012) –– Bonus ATAR Go to www.unsw. edu.au/HSCPlus –– Duration 4 years full time (including mandatory 4 months work experience) –– Prerequisites None –– Professional accreditation Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)

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After 12 years working in Sydney and overseas, Elke opened her own practice in 2009. She is an active member of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) and a part-time lecturer at UNSW. “I chose UNSW’s program because it’s highly regarded by industry. As a student my design was selected to be built at the Melbourne International Garden Festival and I participated in a summer internship program in the USA followed by work experience in London. Social life and sporting activities are vibrant at UNSW. I represented the University in ski racing, basketball and swimming. “Landscape architecture is not just about sympathetic design – it is about communicating ideas, being creative, and understanding and respecting natural systems.” Elke Haege BLArch 2001, Principal, Elke Haege Landscape Architects

“The lecturers at UNSW BE are all highly knowledgeable and passionate about the area they teach and I really enjoy the small group critiques in design studios. “I have been fortunate enough to work on exciting local and overseas projects such as re-designing for post earthquake construction in Christchurch, I also recently travelled to Japan to complete an interdisciplinary design elective. “The opportunity to take open electives and general education electives at UNSW allows you to learn about other relevant disciplines such as urban design, business and marketing, all of which are applicable to my design field and have greatly assisted my progression throughout the degree.” Scott Sidhom BLArch, Current student


All courses equal 6 UoC unless otherwise specified

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Year 1 Semester 2

LAND2101 Landscape Studio 1 – Design Fundamentals Introduces design elements, principles and skills for thinking and action in landscape architecture through studio projects and assignments

LAND1141 Design Communication 1 Introduces a variety of drawing and model-making techniques and the graphic conventions used to communicate design ideas

LAND2102 Landscape Studio 2 – Design Process Introduces the process of generating, testing and expressing design ideas on a number of small-scale site design projects

LAND2142 Design Communication 2 Introduces Computer Aided Design (CAD) in 2D and 3D along with other essential software for communicating design ideas

LAND2121 Introduction to Landscape Architecture Provides an overview of landscape architecture as a design field and creative force in shaping the built environment

LAND2151 Landscape Analysis Introduces techniques of inventory, interpretation, mapping and reporting of environments using concepts of ecology, sustainability, biodiversity, etc

LAND2152 Plants, Ecology & Design Focuses on the aesthetic, ecological and cultural aspects of plants used in a design context, building on knowledge of plant communities learned in LAND2151

LAND2122 Landscape History Provides a critical analysis of cultural landscapes and human-modified environments through the ages in the Eastern and Western traditions

Core Skills  At the end of first year, LA students will have gained: (1) an overview of the profession, its history and development over time; (2) ability to generate and communicate design ideas and; (3) foundational knowledge about plants, ecosystems and landscape types and the skills for analysing and designing their modification. 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Year 2 Semester 2

LAND2201 Landscape Studio 3 – Landform and Planting Design Design projects focus on projects that modify topography and arrange plant compositions for aesthetic and/or functional purposes

LAND2271 Landscape Documentation Assignments focus on principles of documentation that communicate the construction of landscape designs, including grading, material selection and detailing

LAND2202 Landscape Studio 4 – Design & Documentation Focuses on resolving a landscape design project beyond the concept phase and preparing working drawings for its construction using CAD

LAND2272 Landscape Engineering Principles Focuses on understanding and applying structural design and landscape construction techniques. Completion of industry work experience is required to pass this course

General Education Courses as required. Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

LAND Elective

General Education Courses as required. Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

LAND Elective

Core Skills  At the end of second year, LA students will have developed an understanding of the technical aspects of implementing landscape architectural design using the basic materials and communicating construction intentions through technical drawings. They will also have taken elective and General Education subjects to supplement their BLArch studies. 3

Year 3 Semester 1

LAND2301 Landscape Studio 5 – Site Planning (12 UoC) Extends students’ site analysis and design capabilities by preparing master plans for medium-scale sites, integrating ecological, social and aesthetic issues

LAND1351 Landscape Management Provides an overview of legislation and policy framework within which landscape architects practise, establishing relationships between landscape architecture and landscape planning Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Year 3 Semester 2 LAND2302 Landscape Studio 6 – Design with a Complex Program (12 UoC) Extends students’ abilities to generate a design brief, integrate multiple elements such as buildings, infrastructure, public art, community services and create a design response. May be an interdisciplinary studio taught with studios from other BE programs

LAND1322 Urban Landscape Design Seminar Introduces planning and design of the urban environment with landscape and ecological conditions and processes as key drivers in urban form and settlement patterns Multi-Discipline Elective

Core Skills  At the end of third year, LA students will have undertaken complex design studio projects, working in group and individual modes. They will be familiar with issues of broad-scale landscape management including relevant environmental legislation, and understand the relationship between landscape and urban form. 4

Year 4 Semester 1

Year 4 Semester 2

LAND2401 Landscape Studio 7 – Urban Design (12 UoC) Introduces landscape master planning and site planning in the urban environment and generates the urban design context for the Graduating Project in LAND2402

LAND2421 Contemporary Theory & Research Extends knowledge of contemporary landscape design through detailed review of current projects, built works and writings

LAND2402 Landscape Studio 8 – Graduating Studio (12 UoC) Employs all the knowledge, skills and understanding students have gained in previous studios to investigate a question and generate a design response of personal interest within the context of the urban precinct studied in LAND2401

LAND1482 Professional Practice Introduction to the scope of practice in landscape architecture, including legal issues, contracts, ethics, tendering, etc. Completion of design-office work experience is required to pass this course

LAND1421 Landscape Thesis Foundation Individual study project on an aspect of landscape architecture selected by the student

or Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

LAND 422 Landscape Thesis Individual study project on an aspect of landscape architecture selected by the student

or Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Core Skills

At the end of final year, LA students will have developed high level design thinking and communication skills necessary to enter the profession as a graduate Landscape Architect.


www.be.unsw.edu.au/undergraduate-degrees/planning

PLANNING

Planning the lived environment is a complex, dynamic activity. It requires a broadranging understanding of political, economic, cultural, design, environmental and legal issues. For cities, suburbs and regions, planning encompasses the development, improvement, conservation and general management of the environment.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES –– Environmental planner –– Land use planner –– Strategic planner –– Urban planner –– Social planner –– Development assessment planner

FACTS IN BRIEF –– Program code 3360 –– ATAR 78.00 (2012) –– Bonus ATAR Go to www.unsw. edu.au/HSCPlus –– Duration 5 years full time (including mandatory 1 year of paid work experience) –– Prerequisites None –– Professional recognition Planning Institute of Australia (PIA)

“At school I really enjoyed geography, especially learning about the cities and the way urban dwellers interact with each other. I was also interested in heritage and the conservation of old buildings and sites around Sydney. The Bachelor of Planning at UNSW appealed to me as the next step in my education because it offered a diverse range of subjects within the program to support my variety of interests, from heritage conservation to social planning. “Since finishing my undergraduate degree, I have been offered a scholarship to undertake my PhD at UNSW. I have continued working as a planner part time with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, assessing unique development applications for the Biggest Loser television show and conservation works to convict structures on Cockatoo Island. I am now also teaching in the BPlan program whilst I complete my PhD.” Laura Goh BPlan, 2010. PHD student at BE and Lecturer in Planning at BE

“I chose UNSW BE because a number of my family members have studied and graduated from the university - it was highly recommended. The BPlan degree has an excellent reputation. It is very well recognised and valued. UNSW appeared to offer the best opportunities with a year of work experience and specific classes providing opportunities to experience the spectrum of Planning as a profession. “A highlight for me has been working in different teams within the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure and experiencing a diversity of projects. The degree gives you a strong theoretical foundation on which to base your practical experience and the year of work experience is a great advantage. The Interdisciplinary study enables the cross-pollination of ideas. “I would highly recommend those who are generally interested in the natural and manmade environments and those who have a desire to create better places for everyone, to consider doing a Bachelor of Planning.” Jonathan Cleary

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BPlan, Current student (Currently on placement at Housing NSW – Asset Strategy, Planning, and Performance)


UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2013 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE

All courses equal 6 UoC unless otherwise specified

Year 1 Semester 1

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Year 1 Semester 2

PLAN1241 Planning Theory and Practice Introduces students commencing their planning studies to the principles which underlie planning as a profession

PLAN1101 Understanding Design Introduces urban design principles and basic design skills which are needed by all planners

PLAN1042 Local Planning Introduces local planning processes, focusing on theoretical understandings and practical knowledge needed by planners working on local issues

PLAN1122 Development Processes Introduces the processes involved in property development in market economies in the context of government regulatory and approval processes

PLAN1011 Urban Society Encourages students to critically consider their understanding of the society in which they live

GEOS1701 Environmental Systems and Processes Introduces the environmental processes that shape physical environmental patterns and the operation of global environmental systems

PLAN2801 GIS for Built Environment Introduces Geographical Information Systems and their applications in urban planning, public management, public health and environmental planning contexts

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University except denoted General Education courses

Core Skills  At the end of first year, PLAN students will have developed an understanding of the basic principles and concepts underpinning planning.

Year 2 Semester 1

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Year 2 Semester 2

PLAN2041 Integrated Planning 1 – Communication in Planning Targets a range of communication skills required of planners in practice

PLAN2032 Urban Design Aims to reunite planning and design to help improve the quality and sustainability of the built environment

PLAN2111 Economics of Planning and Development Examines how planning objectives are influenced by the aggregate impacts of uneven economic growth processes and economic behaviour

PLAN2122 History, Heritage and the Built Environment Injects an explicitly historical dimension into planning studies and the assessment of heritage values

PLAN2152 Resources, Planning and the Natural Environment Examines the interrelationships between urbanisation, planning and the sustainable management of environmental systems

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University

PLAN1052 Quantitative Methods Provides an introduction to basic techniques of data collection and analysis, introductory statistics and survey research

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

Core Skills  At the end of second year, PLAN students will have developed skills in the areas of urban design, heritage, environmental management, urban economics and information analysis and communication.

Year 3 Semester 1

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PLAN3031 Integrated Planning 2 – Strategic Planning Provides instruction in the theory and practice of strategic planning as an integrated activity

PLAN3041 Planning Law and Administration Provides an overview of the legal system and environmental planning law with particular reference to the Australian experience

PLAN3051 Development Assessment Introduces students to the implementation of planning objectives via the (NSW) statutory development control system

PLAN3671 Transport, Land Use and Environment Introduces the complex interactions between transport, land use and the environment in urban areas

Year 3 Semester 2 PLAN0081 Work experience (24 UoC) The first half of the 48 weeks of employment in a planning office that students must undertake in their Planning degree

Core Skills  At the end of third year, PLAN students will have developed an understanding of the strategic, statutory and land use transport frameworks of planning and gained experience in planning practice.

Year 4 Semester 1

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PLAN0082 Work Experience (24 UoC) The second half of the 48 weeks of employment in a planning office that students must undertake in their Planning degree

Core Skills

PLAN3032 Integrated Planning 3 – Master Planning Focuses on Master Planning techniques for the delivery of quality urban outcomes on complex major development sites

PLAN3015 Social Planning Provides students with a deeper understanding of the social and cultural issues central to contemporary urban planning

PLAN3052 Qualitative Methods Focuses on the importance of interpersonal relationship skills in planning and interviewing techniques for successful qualitative research in planning practice

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University

 t the end of fourth year, PLAN students would have accrued the benefits of 12 months’ work A experience and gained skills in community engagement and project management.

Year 5 Semester 1

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PLAN4031 Research Design Consolidates and advances an engagement in research issues in planning studies, in preparation for the substantive final-year research project

PLAN4142 Professionalism, Ethics and Politics Final year of the Planning degree addresses vital issues surrounding professional planning practice

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University

General Education Choice of course in accordance with the University’s General Education rules

Core Skills

Year 4 Semester 2

Year 5 Semester 2 PLAN4132 Thesis Project (18 UoC) A major research project – conventionally in the form of a written thesis – is the culmination of the undergraduate Planning degree

Open Elective Choice of any course available within the University

 t the end of fifth year, PLAN students would have gained an understanding of the professional and ethical framework A of planning practice and undertaken a major piece of research in a contemporary planning topic or issue.


Photographer: Susan Trent. Courtesy of Uniken

RUSSELL LOWE BArch, 1995, MArch, 1997 (First Class Honours), UNSW BE, Senior Lecturer (Architecture and Architectural Computing) Russell Lowe’s whole world revolves around innovative design - from the way he uses computer gaming technology in architecture to his passion for vintage bikes and making his skin a notepad. Some of his successes include the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) design award for the 7m Bar in Sydney (a pop up bar seven metres above sea level that doubled as a laneway art installation), two Australian Research Centre (ARC) linkage grants worth over $1 million each, and an Australian Teaching and Learning grant worth $400,000 in total. Russell has also contributed to a number of publications and high profile film festivals, and shown art films in a number of international art exhibitions. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at UNSW BE. “I choose to work at UNSW literally because it is a faculty of the Built Environment. The title had great appeal to me. Many of my friends and colleagues are from interior architecture, landscape architecture and industrial design. It seemed like a faculty of Built Envrionment would be a good fit. I could work alongside people who were like my friends. “At university I learned to think like an architect. To be comfortable with complexity, with relationships between physical and poetic things in flux and with simultaneous abstract and pragmatic thinking. By employing this kind of thinking I can engage with projects as diverse as redesigning public spaces so they are safer in an emergency, ergonomic studies of older Australians so they can stay in their own homes for longer and fine art films that challenge our understanding of time and its representation. “What makes UNSW different for me are two things: Firstly, the high level of professionalism that all the staff demonstrate in their everyday activities; and secondly, the strong research environment. There is so much interesting and influential research taking place here. For example, my colleague Professor Prasad has just received $28 million from the Australian government for his research on low carbon living … clearly they are inspired too! “My advice to anyone considering studying at BE would be to be pragmatic with your life outside of university and take productive risks with your study. Always try to extend yourself in the design studio and try a new approach early in the session to see where it might take you.”

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SHANE GEHA Managing Director EG Property Group Pty Limited “EG Property Group chooses to donate to UNSW BE because of its reputation as being the best planning faculty in Australia. Over the years I have had the opportunity to be a guest lecturer at the faculty and it is where I am currently completing my PhD in Planning. Michael Easson, Chairman, is an alumnus of the University of NSW and has served EG Property Group on its Alumni Board. We have a high regard for the faculty’s program and its staff. “My first job following graduation was as a site engineer with Civil & Civic. I then spent the next 12 years in construction, development, refurbishment and property/hotel management. In 2000, I founded EG Property Group with Michael Easson. Today, EG is a leader in the land rezoning and DA project management sector in Australia. “EG Property Group actively seeks and employs new graduates to work with us in numerous roles. We look for competence, eagerness to learn and ability to fit in with company ethos and culture. “We donate to UNSW BE because we believe that scholarships are crucial to the development of excellence in young people. “My advice to students considering a career in the built environment is: ‘Most easy things in life are not worthwhile. Patience and determination are core values. Remember the goal but concentrate on enjoying the journey’.”

“EG Property Group chooses to donate to UNSW BE because of its reputation as being the best planning faculty in Australia.”

DONOR

STEPHANIE LITTLE AND TONY CHENCHOW Founders, Chenchow Little BArch, 1994 & 1993 Tony Chenchow and Stephanie Little met whilst studying Architecture at UNSW. Tony won the 1988 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Kann Scholarship, the 1991-1992 Royal Australian Institute of Architect’s National Biennale Award and the 1992 NSW Chapter Prize during his time at the Faculty of Built Environment. He graduated with First Class Honours in 1993 and Stephanie graduated with Honours the following year. In 1994 they formed a partnership which eventually lead to founding their architectural and interior architecture practice, Chenchow Little, in 2004. Chenchow Little has won numerous industry awards including the highest accolade for residential architecture in Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects Robin Boyd Award (2009). Their practice was recently selected by Architectural Record (USA) for their Design Vanguard 2010 issue as one of the top 10 emerging practices in the world and their work has been included in the top architectural journals from around the world. “We both researched local universities prior to applying to UNSW. Practicing architects we spoke to all recommended UNSW BE. We met through mutual friends within the faculty. Other students we met during our time at UNSW are still some of our closest friends and form a network of contacts across the world. “We believe that our undergraduate degrees from BE provided a solid foundation for our future careers. We still keep in contact with some of our lecturers who continue to provide academic support and professional advice. “In the future we will continue to focus on maintaining a high quality of design in our work. We like projects where we are required to challenge stereotypes and look at a design problem in a new way. The particular country a project is located in is not as important to us as the client and the brief. “Our advice to anyone considering a career in the Built Environment industry would be: ‘Be clear about the experience you would like from your first job. A large commercial company will offer different opportunities and experience compared to a smaller design practice’.”

ALUMNI


MATT SANDERS

Bachelor of Building, 1992 Owner and Director of Insight Projects Pty Ltd Insight Projects Pty Ltd is a design and construction company providing services in interior office fitout. Matt Sanders secured a cadetship in the interior fitout industry in 1990 whilst still studying at UNSW. He proceeded to work as a Contract Administrator, Site Manager, Project Manager then Construction Manager prior to being involved in the establishment of Insight Projects Pty Ltd in 1994. We asked Matt about his time at UNSW BE. What appealed to you most about UNSW and your degree course and how did it help you to attain your professional goals? At the time, there were only two courses in NSW offering a Bachelor of Building or similar degree. UNSW was by far the most respected course of the two. I moved to Sydney from the country and immediately settled in to university life, becoming heavily involved with the University Cricket Club. I am, in fact, a Life Member of that organisation and am still an active Committee member and sponsor of the Club. The UNSW Bachelor of Building course was an incredibly diverse course that covered so many aspects of the construction industry. It set me up with a perfect foundation on which to build a very successful company, both from sound technical construction knowledge to contractual and legal obligations that we face every day. With the course structured so that students study together at various times, I made many very worthwhile contacts within the industry. These contacts still assist me today. It is scary how often I run into UNSW Alumni. What were the highlights at UNSW BE? For me, representing UNSW at Intervarsity was a highlight. Writing a thesis and graduating whilst working full time was also an achievement of which I am very proud. And meeting my wife of 17 years whilst we were both studying at UNSW I would also have to rate very highly! Are there career achievements/highlights that you are especially proud of? It was always a dream to have my own business and control my own destiny, thus the establishment of Insight Projects is certainly a particularly proud achievement. I am especially proud that my partners and I have been able to build the company into a successful and respected organisation that has now been going for around 18 years. I take satisfaction out of every project that is successfully delivered and enjoy helping our clients achieve their goals through progressive, cost effective design and high quality, well managed project delivery of their office spaces. Over the years we have employed eight graduates from the UNSW Bachelor of Construction Management degree. What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling at UNSW or in your degree? Anyone undertaking this degree has so many options open to them when they graduate. The industry is such a diverse field. Use your time to find out what area of the industry attracts and motivates you, then tailor you areas of study accordingly. Other than that, embrace university life. Play sport or get involved with activities outside your area of study. It is a wonderful time of your life. www.insightprojects.com.au


UNSW BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2013 UNDERGRADUATE GUIDE

BE AWARDS, PRIZES AND RECOGNITION 2011 ARCHITECTURE –– Yun Fu, joint winner of the NSW AIA Chapter Year 3 Design Medal –– BE alumnus, Ricci Bloch – 2011 NSW Architects Medallion –– BE alumnus Tom Cole nominated for Archiprix 2011 top international graduation projects –– BE alumnus Matt Chan, winner of 60th anniversary Byera Hadley scholarship and received 2011 Emerging Architects Prize from the NSW Chapter of AIA –– BE alumni Tony Chenchow and Stephanie Little (Representing Chenchow Little Architects) honoured with the Single Housing – Alterations and Addition award, NSW Architecture Awards INDUSTRIAL DESIGN –– Jason Jian Hao Khiang winner of UNSW University medal –– BE alumnus, Chris Fox, winner of Silver at the Australian Design Awards (James Dyson Award) –– Alfred Ching and Saba Zare named finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 2011 –– Patrick Aditya Luwia awarded Gold and Bronze in the Southern Cross Package Design Awards –– Aryetta Pazpinis awarded Bronze in the Southern Cross Package Design Award INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE –– Interior architecture students in collaboration with Hassell awarded People’s Choice award for Saturday In Design interior installation LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE –– Christopher Lee received the Landscape Architecture Australia Student Prize recognising outstanding achievement in graphic communications –– BE alumnus Linden Crane (BLArch ’09) won the AILA NSW Future Leaders (Graduate) Award –– Jason Cuffe and Sam Westlake won the Future Leaders (Student) Awards, First and Second respectively.

PLANNING –– Rachel Cogger and Rodney Jensen, winners of the Planning Institute of Australia’s NSW Division Awards for Excellence INTERDISCIPLINARY –– An interdisciplinary team of BE students (Jean-Philippe Ducharne, Hossein Gholami, Katie Hubbard, Scott Jackson and David Guy) awarded Student Prize in Street Works, the inaugural AILA/ NSW international design competition to design and construct an installation for Barrack Street in the Sydney CBD PHD –– Sanaz Hosseinabadi launches Solo exhibition (‘Platonic Divine Exhibition’) at Gaffa Gallery –– Andrea Wechsler, winner of best paper at The First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing –– Tracie Harvison, winner of Best Paper in NSW – 10th National Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference (multidisciplinary) –– Jennifer Kent, represented UNSW at the Universitas 21 Graduate and won an award for interdisciplinary research at a Research Conference held at the University of Nottingham’s Malaysia campus –– Riza Sunundijo, (and co-authors) won best paper award for the category of Higher Education Academy, Centre for Education in the Built Environment SPORT –– Keller Locker-Sodhi (Architecture) received 2011 Lexcen Sports Scholarship for achievements in Judo –– Lauren Kitchen (Planning) named under-23 National Cycling Time Trial Champion –– Luane Rowe (Industrial Design) won Cole Classic Ocean Swim in 26min and 13sec

a. Mywash by Saba Zare, Finalist 2011 Electrolux Design Lab b. Honeycomb by Alfred Chin, Finalist 2011 Electrolux Design Lab c. 9th Life by Chris Fox, Silver Award, Australian Design Awards (James Dyson Award)

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STAFF AWARDS, PRIZES AND RECOGNITION –– BE Professor and alumnus Glenn Murcutt received the Enduring Architecture Award for projects of 25 years or more, NSW Architecture Awards –– Professor Robert Freestone awarded Planning Scholarship for Research and Teaching at the 2011 National Awards for Planning Excellence –– BE Industrial Design Program Director Miles Park was part of a team commissioned to design the new Peter Farrell Cup trophy –– Associate Professor Vivienne Milligan appointed Honorary Research Fellow at BE, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh –– Professor Sidney Newton was recognised by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for commitment and contributions to teaching –– Dr Tom Loveday named as a finalist for the Blake Prize –– UNSW BE successful in securing $28m from the CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) for Low Carbon Living –– Lecturer Michael Brand received funding from the NSW Department of Finance & Services to establish the Adjudication Research and Reporting Unit (ARRU) –– NSW Government Architect, BE Visiting Professor and BE alumnus Peter Mould was awarded the 2011 President’s Prize, NSW Architecture Awards –– Visiting UNSW Professor James Grose was involved in projects that won the Sulman Award and the John Verger Award in Interior Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards

–– Architecture program sessional staff member Frank Stanisic (Representing Stanisic Associates Architects) received an Architecture Award in Commercial Architecture for the ‘ERA’ project –– UNSW BE Dean, Professor Alec Tzannes (Director of Tzannes Associates) representing Tzannes Associates, received an Architecture Award in Public Architecture and three Commendations in Residential Housing, Residential Multiple Housing and Commercial Architecture, NSW Architecture Awards –– BE Professor and alumnus Glenn Murcutt was presented with the Arts category prize at the 2011 UNSW Alumni Awards for Achievement

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BE ACADEMICS ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

PLANNING, LANDSCAPE, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT & PROPERTY

Dijana Alic

Senior Lecturer

Kate Bishop

Senior Lecturer

Graham Bell

Senior Lecturer

Michael Brand

Lecturer

Rina Bernabei

Senior Lecturer

Linda Corkery

Associate Professor

John Carrick

Lecturer

John Cowan

Senior Lecturer

Catherine De Lorenzo

Senior Lecturer

Catherine Evans

Senior Lecturer

Sing D’Arcy

Lecturer

Graham Fletcher

Senior Lecturer

Oya Demirbilek

Associate Professor

Robert Freestone

Professor

Andrew Fowkes

Lecturer

Hoon Han

Senior Lecturer

Stanislaus Fung

Senior Lecturer

Scott Hawken

Lecturer

Peter Graham

Senior Lecturer

Susan Holliday

Professor

Maryam Gusheh

Lecturer

Imriyas Kamardeen

Senior Lecturer

Hank Haeusler

Senior Lecturer

Jinu Kim

Senior Lecturer

Jeremy Harkins

Associate Lecturer

Benson Lim

Lecturer

Paul Hogben

Senior Lecturer

Martin Loosemore

Professor

Richard Johnson

Professor

Bruce Judd

Acting Head of Discipline

Nancy Marshall

Associate Dean (Education)

Sidney Newton

Associate Professor

Steve King

Senior Lecturer

Bruno Parolin

Senior Lecturer

Peter Kohane

Senior Lecturer

Alan Peters

Head of Discipline

Catherine Lassen

Lecturer

William Randolph

Thomas Loveday

Senior Lecturer

Associate Dean (Research)

Russell Lowe

Senior Lecturer

Katrina Simon

Senior Lecturer

Andrew Macklin

Lecturer

Christine Steinmetz

Lecturer

Lecturer

Susan Thompson

Associate Professor

Professor

Christopher Walsh

Lecturer

Associate Professor

Changxin Wang

Senior Lecturer

Glenn Murcutt

Professor

James Weirick

Professor

Ainslie Murray

Lecturer

Peter Williams

Senior Lecturer

Peter Murray

Lecturer

Tam Nguyen

Associate Lecturer

Judith O’Callaghan

Senior Lecturer

Paul Osmond

Lecturer

Miles Park

Senior Lecturer

Stephen Peter

Lecturer

James Plume

Senior Lecturer

Marco Pompili

Lecturer

Deo Prasad

Professor

Ann Quinlan

Senior Lecturer

Mariano Ramirez

Senior Lecturer

Russell Rodrigo

Lecturer

Xing Ruan

Professor

Susan Serle

Lecturer

Alec Tzannes

Dean

Stephen Ward

Lecturer

Bruce Watson

Lecturer

Yinong Xu

Senior Lecturer

Lisa Zamberlan

Learning and Teaching Fellow

William MacMahon Kenneth Maher Harry Margalit

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