SRD263 - Architecture Design Studio 03: Earthscapes


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

SRD163 and SRD164

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SRD261
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour lecture per week, 1 x 3 hour practical experience (studio) per week.


Please note students will be required to pay additional costs (not included in standard student fees) for unit related materials.


Climate change and sustainability are increasingly significant factors in the design process. In this studio unit, students will explore architectural design with a major focus on the relationship between sustainable design, functional requirements, climate, and site conditions. Students will gain knowledge of design quality, which is a holistic balance between inputs and outcomes with regard to cultures and resources. Student exploration will include: the use of diagrams to communicate ideas, site analysis, and ecologically sustainable building. Learning and assessment activities will require students to consider cultural, social, material and environmental requirements, as well as the importance of historical precedent and designing collaboratively as part of a team.

Unit Fee Information

Fees and charges vary depending on the type of fee place you hold, your course, your commencement year, the units you choose to study and their study discipline, and your study load.

Tuition fees increase at the beginning of each calendar year and all fees quoted are in Australian dollars ($AUD). Tuition fees do not include textbooks, computer equipment or software, other equipment or costs such as mandatory checks, travel and stationery.

Use the Fee estimator to see course and unit fees applicable to your course and type of place.

For further information regarding tuition fees, other fees and charges, invoice due dates, withdrawal dates, payment methods visit our Current Students website.