WELCOME TO THE UQ BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PROGRAM
Congratulations on your offer to the Bachelor of Architectural Design program in 2013. You have chosen a program that will enable you to make positive contributions to the shaping of our built environment and material culture.
The Bachelor of Architectural Design makes up the first part of architectural education at the University, providing the basis on which you can progress to the professional two-year Master of Architecture program.
The focus of the Bachelor of Architectural Design is the teaching of architectural design through studio-based projects, so life as an architecture student revolves around the design studio. For scheduled learning activities you will have access to a space within the studio. Outside of these times you may obtain permission to have access to the studio for 24 hours a day, 7 days of the week.
The design studio is an environment where you will be able to complete your work as well as discuss the tasks at hand with your peers, tutors and course coordinators. The studio is a place where formal and informal learning occurs and you are encouraged to maximise your use of the studio in order to develop the best possible learning outcomes.In addition, the design studio is a place where social interaction develops. The studio can be a fun place to work, it can be occupied, personalised and will be central to your experience in the UQ Architecture program.
Professor Peter Skinner
is the academic adviser for the Bachelor of Architectural Design program. He is available by appointment to students who require more specific information about the program, including course information and program opportunities.
Orientation Information Session
Thursday 21 February 2013, 9.00AM - 4.00PM
Architecture Office, Room 480A, Level 4, Zelman Cowen Bldg (51), St Lucia Campus
Attending the Bachelor of Architectural Design compulsory orientation includes introductory information regarding week 1 of classes plus other activities. Lunch will be provided.
The courses you need to enrol in for first year are as follows:
ARCH1100 Architectural Design One
ARCH1110 Principles of Architecture
ARCH1160 Architectural Communication One
In most cases, it is advisable to wait until after orientation before purchasing most materials. You will receive reliable advice from lecturers about the most appropriate equipment to purchase, and good ways of saving money.
Text book and equipment requirements for each course will be outlined at the beginning of semester 1. Agreements are in place with local drawing suppliers to provide students with a starter pack of equipment for a reasonable price.
Computers and printers with specialised pre-installation software are available for student use at the School. Some students may want to purchase their own computer, but it is advisable to wait until you receive advice from a lecturer at the beginning of semester before purchasing a new computer.
Periodically you will be required to attend field trips and site visits. The use of a digital camera and sketch books will be necessary to make recordings on such occasions.
At the end of each semester you will be asked to submit a portfolio of your work. There will be production costs associated with this which may include large format colour printing and the purchase of a folio for your work. You will be advised of the type of folio to purchase.