Communication in the Built Environment 1

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Communication in the Built Environment 1

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Communication, Construction Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Available to Bachelor of Design (Architecture), Bachelor of Construction Management (Building), B Teach/B Design & Technology, B Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Technology programs or Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    1. Create drawings to graphically analyse and interpret objects, buildings and processes.
    2. Utilise freehand sketching skills to represent building elements and alternatives.
    3. Develop graphic skills to represent buildings and related elements in two and three-dimensions.
    4. Develop verbal skills for presentation in the building industry context.
    5. Understand the principles of interpreting construction drawings and the use of national and international technical drawing standards.
    Principles of graphic communication in the building industry
    Principles of orthographic projection for the building industry
    Principles of paraline drawings (isometric and axonometric)
    2D technical drafting
    Freehand sketching
    Freehand 2D architectural drawing
    Architectural model-making
    Interpreting construction drawings
    Drawing to technical drawing standards
    Verbal presentation skills for the building industry and for formal critiques

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.