Computational Design and Modelling

Course code ARBE3501Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

ARBE3501 is structured on a design project that enables students to explore creativity in form making using various digital design and rapid prototyping tools and techniques. Students will have the opportunity to learn and explore the latest digital design and rapid prototyping technologies such as haptic design interfaces, parametric design tools, 3D scanning devices, interactive displays, and 3D printing equipments. Reflecting on the current digital theories as introduced in the course and with the assistance of the leading-edge tools and techniques as exercised in the tutorials, student will produce a design that satisfies the given design brief and with a form that challenges common perceptions about the design with creative interpretation, abstraction and representation.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of the course students will be capable of:
Understanding major bodies of digital design theories.
Understanding the state-of-the-art digital design and rapid prototyping tools and techniques.
Applying suitable digital design and rapid prototyping tools and techniques for exploring creativity in design and form marking, critically reflecting main contemporary design theories.
ContentContemporary digital design theories.
Advanced digital design and rapid prototyping techniques.
Generic design skills.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGeneral to intermediate CAD skills.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
ProjectsThe major assessment is the planning, development and implementation of a creative design project that is digitally driven.
Studio OutputStudents will develop a prototype and other presentation items that utilise the cutting-edge technologies introduced in the course.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Studio: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE3501