About this unit
Taking Curtin University’s Technology of Design unit online through Open Universities Australia will expose you to a deeper understanding of the function and reasoning of design concepts.
During the unit, you will investigate man-made and natural designs throughout history. Through this investigation you will consider the way designers have influenced the world over time.
The unit’s practical benefits include the study of fundamental structural systems and experience in working on projects as part of a team.
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Anyone can apply.
This unit is a core requirement in the following course/s:
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture), Curtin University
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science), Curtin University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Technology of Design unit, the topics you will study include:
- The role of design
- The language of structures
- How things stand up and why they fall down
- Solid construction
- Skeletal construction
- Surface construction
- Engaging the site
- The idea of a floor system
- The idea of a wall system
- The idea of a roof system
- Division of space
Why Open Universities Australia?
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
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