University of Technology Sydney

11503 Practice: The Profession

6cp; 3hpw (2hr lecture,1hr tutorial formal contact)
Requisite(s): 144 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10413 Bachelor of Design Architecture Master of Architecture
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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This is one of four core architectural practice subjects in the Master of Architecture (C04235). Students are required to complete all four architectural practice subjects to complete their degree. Together, the architectural practice subjects are aimed at preparing students for expanded practice in emerging new media and markets, contemporary business practice and global economies, and within complex and challenging social, environmental, political and regulatory contexts.

The architectural practice subjects prepare students for the broad roles and activities of the profession, as well as providing the critical skills through which they can contribute more broadly to the built environment through leadership, advocacy and research.

This subject addresses the role of the architect in history and the present, and explores trends indicative of potential roles and challenges for future architects. The formation of the profession and ideals of professionalism are investigated, as well as the process of professional regulation through registration, insurances and so on.

This subject is also concerned with individual pathways and careers through employment within the architectural industry and so addresses traditional and emerging models of practice and their potential impact a future career. The way that alternative offices work, from office management and staff issues to built environment leadership, leadership styles, managing teams across disciplines, internal communication; and power and politics in organisations is also considered in the context of contemporary and future practice models.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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