Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Deals with the business and professional context within which architecture is practiced. Students will be introduced to the principles of business management including business ethics, organisational theory and behaviour as they relate to architectural practice, and the variety of opportunities and uncertainties faced by the practicing architect. The course will also address the structure of the architectural profession, employment opportunities, business planning for an architectural practice, and management of the design process in an architectural office.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Establish a resource management strategy to deliver a multi-million dollar project.

2. Develop people management and leadership skills to facilitate the delivery of a project.

3. Prepare a procurement strategy for a project.

4. Prepare a quality and risk management plan.

5. Prepare a business and marketing strategy for an architectural practice.

6. Prepare a project handover and evaluation plan.

7. Present written, verbal and visual concepts and ideas.


Topic 1: Introduction to Architectural Practice

Topic 2a: Resource Establishment and Management - Team Structures and Skills

Topic 2b: Resource Establishment and Management - Managing Teams

Topic 2c: Resource Establishment and Management - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Topic 3a: Project Procurement - Consultants

Topic 3b: Project Procurement - Contractor

Topic 4: Quality and Risk Management

Topic 5 Business Planning and Marketing

Topic 6: Project Handover and Evaluation

Topic 7: Presentation Skills

Assumed knowledge

Bachelor of Design (Architecture) or equivalent

Assessment items

Report: Project Design Report (Implementation)

Report: Project Design Report (Closure)

Contact hours

Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance education students will complete all components online

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