Advanced Construction aims to introduce graduate students to the material properties and possibilities of working with mild steel as a plastic material. The course will provide experience working with a range of metal processes and the hand tools relating to mild steel. Students will work on both self-generated projects and on projects devised to extend expertise in specific techniques and processes. Attendance at technical workshops and demonstrations is expected.
The course includes instruction in safe working practices and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) guidelines. Students are expected to complete various technical exercises and demonstrate competency in the safe use of new equipment and materials.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon Successful Completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Exploit the characteristics of advanced construction materials and processes in an individual and conceptually developed way;
- Demonstrate sophisticated analysis and exploration of advanced construction materials and processes to develop resolved work;
- Show critical awareness of historical and theoretical contexts relevant to their individual projects; and
- Apply critical, analytical and self-reflective practice.
Indicative AssessmentStudy Plan, 800-1000 words (10%) Learning Outcomes 2,3
Portfolio of studio work (70%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Detailed studio journal including 1000 word written reflection (20%) Learning Outcomes 2,3,4
Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Assumed KnowledgeStudents are expected to have some understanding of basic construction and use of tools.
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