Course handbook


This course prepares students to enter the profession of architecture. Through the consideration of architectural practice as a research-based enquiry, the student initiates an elective architectural project and develops its brief, conceptual basis and schematic resolution with regard to a planning regulatory framework.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

Sydney Elizabeth Street

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): ARBE6222. Students who have successfully completed ARBE6222 are not eligible to enrol in ARBE6233.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify research associated with the elective project within architectural practice

2. Establish a performance brief and client for the elective project

3. Strategically and conceptually investigate the relationship the project has with the site and the broader environment

4. Develop a schematic proposal incorporating architecture as research

5. Communicate how the schematic proposal meets the requirements of the National Construction Code of Australia (NCCA)


  • The elective architectural project as a consideration of architectural practice
  • Establishing the brief for a complex architectural project
  • Conceptual design as an outcome of architectural research
  • Architectural schematic proposal
  • Relationship of the elective architectural project within the regulatory framework of the National Construction Code of Australia

Assessment items

Project: Site Diagram

Project: Architectural Concept

Project: Architectural Schematic

Project: NCCA Compliance

Contact hours

Callaghan and Sydney Elizabeth Street


Face to Face On Campus 30 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 66 hour(s) per Term Full Term