ARCH 7038 - Experiential Studio: Offshore (M)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

The studio is conducted primarily in overseas locations. This course provides an opportunity for students to learn from the particularly expertise of a practitioner or studio leader. Themes include cross-cultural issues through case studies and design propositions. This course will typically include an exhibition and publication component.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARCH 7038
    Course Experiential Studio: Offshore (M)
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Course Description The studio is conducted primarily in overseas locations. This course provides an opportunity for students to learn from the particularly expertise of a practitioner or studio leader. Themes include cross-cultural issues through case studies and design propositions. This course will typically include an exhibition and publication component.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Katharine Bartsch

    Course Support Staff:
    For issues concerning enrolment or queries about the School’s programs contact Ask ECMS

    For issues related to discrimination or harassment contact the Course Coordinator or Velice Wennan, School Manager, 8313 5475,

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    The timetable and program of activities of offshore experiential studios is specific to each studio option, and will be developed in conjunction with participating students. It typically involves a period of preparatory studies prior to travel to the studio destination, intensive daily investigations and design activities in the field at the destination, and a follow-up period after travel, frequently with a presentation of the studio experience and outcomes in the end-of-semester exhibition.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Understand variations in social, cultural, and spatial patterns in an international context.

    2. Work in collaboration with local partners, stakeholders and community to engage local questions, challenges, or tasks.

    3. Research and analyse architectural, urban and/or landscape design questions and situations.

    4. Apply design thinking and methods to develop meaningful responses to architectural, urban, and/or landscape design questions or situations.

    5. Communicate responses to a public and/or peer audience through appropriate techniques, including graphic, visual and textual modes.
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency

    Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    These are all provided in classs during the intensive delivery of this course.
    Recommended Resources
    These are all provided in classs during the intensive delivery of this course.
    Online Learning
    This is an intensive studio conducted in studio and on-site with visiting students from Tongji University and Politecnico di Milano.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This intensive course is conducted in studio and on site in Adelaide with students and staff from Tongnji University and Politecnico do Milano.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The program is available on MyUNi. The studio runs for 2 weeks in 7-19 July 2019 in intensive mode. Studio will take place from 9-5.30pm daily and there will be weekend and evening activities and tours.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Failure to attend teaching due to medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances is dealt with the School Policy, administered by the School Office. Submit the appropriate application for supplementary consideration together with the original signed medical or other relevant officer, to the School Office. If you foresee a problem contact the Course Coordinator BEFORE the problem actually occurs. Otherwise, contact the Course Coordinator as soon as possible and submit the appropriate application for supplementary consideration to the School Office.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Information is provided in Studio.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment tasks and weightings vary with each studio option.
    In general there will be three main assessement points (summative assessment), as well as a participation component.
    No assessment point can be worth more than 70%, and any group assessment task can be worth no more than 30% of the total marks.

    Assignment tasks are all provided in class during the intensive delivery of this course.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    These are all provided in class during the intensive delivery of this course.
    Assessment Detail
    • Final results for the course will only be available through Access Adelaide and students SHOULD NOT contact the course coordinator or the tutors for the same.

    • Most assignments will be marked within 3 weeks of the submission and the interim grades will be made available through the My Grades system. Students are expected to inform the Course Coordinator if there are any errors with the marks entered on the system.

    • The best examples of students’ work will be included in the All-In Exhibition to be held at the end of term alongside the best works from other courses and year levels.
    Details about all submissions are provided in class during this intensive studio.

    Selected submissions of the Final Assignment will be included in the All-In Exhibition at the end of the semester.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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