Design Principles

DAT106

When you complete this online course you will be able to describe and evaluate design principles for architectural projects; analyse and illustrate the historical development of design principles; explain the differences in design across cultures and environments; and describe the interaction of people with a built environment.

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    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $651 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Students who complete this course will be able to

  • Describe and evaluate design principles for architectural projects
  • Analyse and illustrate the historical development of design principles
  • Explain the differences in design across cultures and environments
  • Describe the interaction of people with a built environment

Course Content includes

  • Design principles are described and evaluated using architectural case studies including architectural terminology, architectural theory, colour theory, aesthetics, proportion and scale, form and function, spatial relationships and organisation, anthropometrics/ergonomics, effect on the built environment, sustainability, environmental impact.
  • Analyse and illustrate the historical development of design principles including classical, modern, contemporary
  • Building styles are illustrated in terms of similarities and differences including their function, appearance, structure, construction technology, materials technology, materials availability, social structures, social organisation.
  • Explain the differences in design across cultures and environments including Western, Eastern and South Pacific 
  • Building styles are illustrated in terms of similarities and differences including function, appearance, structure, construction technology, materials technology, materials availability, social structures, social organisation, urban planning.
  • Describe the interaction of people with the built environment including residential, commercial, public assembly
  • Spaces are described in terms of building form and function and user requirements
  • Buildings are assessed in terms of the extent to which they meet physical and environmental requirements
  • Building design is described in terms of its impact in terms of psychology of the building occupants

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

CAD requirements

Use of a CAD programme is required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

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  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    15
  •  
    Cost
    $651 NZ Domestic
  •  
    EFTS
    0.125
  • Delivery type
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 10 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying