Student Handbook 2019 - The University of Adelaide Architecture and Built Environment - School of Architecture & Built Environment

Architecture and Built Environment Student Handbook 2019

                                               The University of Adelaide
                                      Architecture and Built Environment

                                              Student Handbook 2019

                       Welcome to the School of Architecture and Built

                       This student handbook is essential reading for students
                       undertaking courses in the School. Students are assumed to
                       have read the handbook and to be aware of the Policies and
                       Procedures it describes.

                       Students are advised to read carefully the conditions for entry to
                       the Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture,
                       Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture, Master
                       of Planning, Master of Planning (Urban Design), Master of
                       Planning (Urban Design)/Master of Landscape Architecture /
                       Master of Property and Master of Construction Management
                       programs - this information is important.

                       Any alterations or additions to the Handbook during the year will
                       be updated on the School’s website
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      1    The environment, safety and facilities

      2    Where to find information

      3    How the School works

      4    Architectural Design Students’ Association

      5    The School’s Degrees

      6    Attendance, submissions, additional assessments,

     7     Leave of Absence Policy and Exclusion Procedures

     8     Health, Safety and Wellbeing

     9     Academic honesty

    10     Student e-mail

    11     Studio and computing facilities, after-hours access...

    12     What students need

    13     Language Protocols for working with Aboriginal
           Peoples and Organisations

    14     Staff in SABE
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The School Office on Level 4 of the Horace Lamb Building opens:

Monday to Friday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Dean & Head of School                      Prof Alan Peters (Room 473)
                                           Available by appointment through Ms Stella Ho

Academic Support Officer                   Ms Stella Ho (Room 474)

School Manager                             Mrs Velice Wennan (Room 475)

Student Adviser                            Mr Clement Low (Horace Lamb Room 3048 – Mon and Thu)
                                           / Professions Support Hub, Nexus 10,
                                           10 Pulteney Street, Level 1 – Tues, Wed and Fri)

M. Planning/M. Planning (Urban                   Prof Emma Baker (Room 533)

M.Property Program Co-ordinator                         Prof Alan Peters

M.Arch. Program Director                   Dr Urs Bette (Room 464)

M.L.Arch. Program Director Dr Tanya Court (Room 468)

B.ArchDes Program Director Dr Katharine Bartsch (Room 456a)

M.ConMgt Program Director / Postgraduate Research Coordinator                            A/P Jian Zuo (Room 472)


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework Students                                Mr Clement Low (Student Adviser)

Postgraduate Research Students                                 Ms Stella Ho (Academic Support Officer, Room 474)

BArchDes:                         Bachelor of Architectural Design
MArch:                            Master of Architecture
MLArch:                           Master of Landscape Architecture
MArch/MLArch:                     Master of Architecture/Master of Landscape Architecture
MPlan                             Master of Planning
MPUD                              Master of Planning (Urban Design)
MPMLA                             Master of Planning (Urban Design)/Master of Landscape Architecture
MProp                             Master of Property
MConMgt                           Master of Construction Management

The University of Adelaide
School of Architecture and Built Environment
North Terrace
Telephone             + 61 (8) 8313 5836
Fax                   + 61 (8) 8313 4377
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1 The environment and ...
                    As people with a particular concern for design and quality in their surroundings, and a high
                    degree of awareness of the natural and built environments, students and staff try to keep our
                    building and our equipment in good condition. Please help us to do so. If graffiti appears we
                    have it removed as soon as possible (repainting is expensive and uses the School’s very
                    limited funds that would otherwise be spent on teaching and facilities). If you accidentally
                    damage something, or if you notice damage or graffiti by others, please advise Ms Melissa
                    Wilson or Daphne Zammit in the School Office through the double sliding doors on Level 4.

mobile phones       Mobile phones must be turned off at all times during lectures, tutorials, and studio sessions.

        laptops     Use of laptops to access on-line chatrooms, etc during lectures, tutorials and studio sessions
                    is prohibited.

                    All staff and students have a duty of care to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

                    The University of Adelaide is committed to safeguarding the health and safety of its
                    employees and students. Rules established by the Manager of the University Health and
                    Safety Unit must be obeyed. In particular the rules prohibit painting using flammable material,
                    extension of electrical circuits with double adaptors or non-approved power boards, and the
                    restriction of passageways to fire exits. Power tools or similar devices are banned from the
                    school. If you are in an area when there is a fire alarm or evacuation warning you must
                    leave the building immediately.
                    The School has installed a hot water boiling unit and donated a microwave oven in the student
                    kitchen on Level 5 of the Barr Smith South Building. Electric jugs, kettles, and water heaters,
                    toasters, griller-ovens, etc. are NOT to be used. Any such appliances will be immediately
                    confiscated. Any questions regarding electrical work and appliances should be directed to
                    the Health and Safety Officer, Mr Ian Florance.
                    The office of the University’s security staff is located on the southern side of the Wills Building.
                    The office is open 24 hours a day for emergencies. The general telephone number is (831)
  Security Office   35990. The number for emergencies only (security, fire, medical, chemical) is (831) 35444.

     after-hours    The University’s Security Service provides both walking escorts and shuttle buses to nearby
                    residences, public transportation or parking facilities during the evening hours. Escort
        security    boundaries generally fall within 2.5 km from the Campus, however escorts beyond these
                    limits may be provided in special circumstances at the discretion of either the senior “on
                    duty” Security Officer or by prior arrangement with the Manager, Security Services. Further
                    information is available on website
                    or phone 8313 5990

 the Staff Room     The Staff Room is located on Level 4, staff have precedence over its use, but it is available
                    also to students. It is generally not to be used for teaching purposes.
        printing    The School has a printer and plotter in the Student Work Room near the CAAD Studio on
                    Level 5, Barr Smith South Building. Students are not to use the printer in the Photocopy Room
                    of the School Office on Level 4.

                    The Plotter Printer

                    The School has a plotter which is essentially an A0 inkjet printer. The School's plotter is
                    selected in the printer list as "ArchPLOT-BarSmithSouth-Lv5-HP-DesignJet790PS". It is
                    used for large format printing (ie NOT A4 or A3 paper sizes). Although several standard sizes
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are listed, any non- standard size from a postage stamp to an AO with its margins altered will
cost the same and is charged at the maximum amount.

Notice the “Follow-You” printer. If you do not register your student card for Follow You
Printing you will not be able to print anywhere on campus. Printing via follow you allows you
to login to a student multifunction printer either in the school or in the Hub Central. You can
have Follow-You printing installed on your own personal laptops. This is done via the Hub
Central Staff in the level 3 of Hub central.

Please refer to for printing costs. The
plotter cannot process rolls or banners. Large jobs can take several hours and prevent others
from using the plotter. Students may ring the IT Service desk on extension 33000 and request
that large jobs be deleted. In Photoshop, print flattened images (images with only a
background layer) as the difference in time to print is extensive. For example standard jobs
can take 20 minutes to process and more complex ones may take 2 hours or more.

The School has two Laser Cutters available for students to use as part of their programme
of study. Access to the equipment will be controlled by Ian Florance who can advise you
about the procedures involved. Information about the rules applying to the use of Laser
Cutters and the technical information is available on the Unified portal at

Laser Cutter {addition}
The laser cutter software {UCP} is on each student pc. Its similar in function to a pdf creator.
This can be used to trial your laser cuts and get an idea of the time it will take to cut.

3D printer
The department has one Fortus 250 3d printer and one ProJet 3500 3D printer.
Most full sized models cost approximately $300 and can take several days to
print. Only STL files are accepted. The rules and technical information are also
detailed in the unified portal link.
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2 Where to find information
     the Head of     To meet with the Head of School, Prof George Zillante, appointments must be made by
                     contacting Ms Stella Ho (Room 474).
Program Adviser      The Program Adviser, Mr Clement Low, is located on level 3 of Hub Central during drop-in
                     times. Questions which might need ‘legal’ answers (those determined by General and
                     Academic Program Rules) or which entail enrolment or changes of enrolment, ‘status’ (credit
                     for studies completed previously), program changes and pre-requisites are characteristic
                     questions to take to the Program Adviser. In certain cases involving academic matters,
                     students will be referred by the Program Adviser to an Academic staff member for additional

      Course Co-     Questions about particular courses should always be addressed to the Course Co-ordinator.
                     In courses where several Lecturers are involved, queries should be directed first to the
        ordinator    Course Co-ordinator.

       the Equal     The University has a commitment to equal opportunity and to maintaining a teaching and
                     working environment free of any form of discrimination (on the basis of race, age, gender,
    Opportunity      disability etc.), or any form of sexual harassment. The School Manager, Mrs Velice Wennan,
        Officer &    will provide information about the correct reporting procedure to ensure that your concerns
                     and complaints are dealt with appropriately. Any discussions and investigations relating to
          Sexual     discrimination or sexual harassment will be treated confidentially.
  Contact Officer

  world wide web     Information about the School, courses, etc., including this Handbook may be found on the
                     School's web-site

       e-mail and    All students will be given an e-mail address (see also Section 10: e-mail and internet access).
                     It is your responsibility to check your e-mail regularly to receive important notices from the
  internet access    School such as changes to teaching arrangements, timetables, student information sessions,
                     availability of computing facilities, enrolments, exhibitions, etc.

the student notice   Notice boards on Level 5 of the Barr Smith South Building are used for student notices.
course ‘handouts’    In each course, ‘handouts’ supplement the Course Outline which provides course
                     descriptions, giving more detailed information about assessment, lecture, tutorial and
                     seminar content, practical classes (laboratory, workshop, studio, fieldwork), reference lists
                     etc. In most cases this information will be accessible on the Course Outlines website at
            and on the MyUni course site (see below). It is your
                     responsibility to read all relevant handouts; if you miss information handed out in a lecture or
                     tutorial, borrow a copy from another student and make your own copy. For each student
                     handout that is distributed during class, only the appropriate number of copies will be made.

  on-line learning   MyUni is the entry point to online learning at the University of Adelaide and provides students
                     and staff with access to course materials, discussion forums, announcements, online
  through MyUni      assessment and many other features to help manage your study. All detailed information and
                     documentation regarding this service are at

 Access Adelaide
                     Access Adelaide is the name of the web-based on-line service that allows you to access, and
                     in some cases, amend your records. You can log on to Access Adelaide from the University
                     computer pools or from your home computer and:
                         • search the course catalogue
                         • find out information about specific classes
                         • complete or amend your enrolment
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                         •   view your unofficial academic transcript, including your final assessment results
                         •   view information about fees and charges on your student account
                         •   update your address and telephone details
                         •   apply to graduate
                         •   change your password

      University     The University Calendar for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs contains the
                     General Program Rules and Academic Program Rules are available through this link:
    Calendar of
  programs and
 Course Planner      The University Course Planner, available at
           , provides a description of individual courses,
                     syllabus information and details about fees and timetables. The Course Planner is a useful
                     tool for students when planning an individual timetable prior to enrolment.

     transition to   Apart from the University Calendar and School Handbook it is recommended that students
                     who are enrolling for the first time refer to the website:
     University: – which provides information to help First Year
         support     students have an easier and more enjoyable transition to University life.
    Ask Adelaide     Ask Adelaide, located on Level 3 of Hub Central, has a website at
             which provides helpful information relating to student
                     services such as the University’s on-campus Health Provider and the Student Life
                     Counselling Support, and other general information including the procedures for appeals and
                     complaints. The University also has a Student Life Disability support office, located on the
                     ground floor of the Horace Lamb Building and provides a range of services to students with
                     temporary or ongoing disabilities or medical conditions. Disability Services can be contacted
                     on 8313 5962.

     Architectural   The School is fortunate to have an active Architectural Design Students Association (ADSA)
                     (see Section 4).
 Design Students
the School Office    If you have questions which are not addressed on the School’s web pages please speak to
                     the School staff, Ms Melissa Wilson or Ms Daphne Zammit in the School Office on Level 4
                     who will be able to assist you or provide you with the contact details of the most appropriate
                     staff member who can help with your enquiry.
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3 How the School works
     the School     The School of Architecture and Built Environment is part of an Administrative Division known
                    as the Faculty of the Professions comprising the Law School, School of Architecture and Built
                    Environment, Business School and the School of Economics. The Executive Dean of the
                    Faculty is Professor Christopher Findlay.

                    The Head of School represents the School within the Faculty of the Professions and on the
                    higher policy-making committees of the University, and is responsible for the disbursement
                    of funds allocated to the School. The Head of School of Architecture and Built Environment
                    is Professor George Zillante.

     the School     The School Board provides a forum for the Head of School to consult staff on matters of
                    relevance to the School, Faculty and the University. It meets about four times per year and
          Board     comprises all teaching staff in the School, some administrative staff, one student
                    representative from each of the undergraduate degree, the Masters by coursework programs
                    and the Postgraduate by Research programs.

   the School’s     The School’s Professional Advisory Board acts as an advisory committee to the Head of
                    School and/or the School Board on matters of policy and strategic planning and comprises
   Professional     the Executive Dean of the Faculty of the Professions, Head of School, School Manager,
 Advisory Board     Academic staff of the School and external members representing related professions,
                    industries or institutions.

   the Executive    The School Executive Committee provides strategic advice to the Head of School and the
                    School as a whole and to act as a conduit to the School’s Research Committee and Learning
     Committee      Committee. It meets at least once a month and the membership comprises of the Head of
                    School, Program Coordinators, Academic Research and Learning representatives, School
                    Manager and Student Adviser.

  the Program       The Program Directors for 2019 are:
                    Architectural Design: Dr Katharine Bartsch
 Coordinators       Architecture: Dr Urs Bette
                    Landscape Architecture : Dr Tanya Court
                    Planning/Planning (Urban Design): Prof Emma Baker
                    Property: Prof Alan Peters
                    Construction Management: A/P Jian Zuo

   fair treatment   The University’s policy on fair treatment applies to all members of the student body, and the
                    academic and administrative staff (including casual or visiting Lecturers and Tutors). The
                    policy covers such matters as discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, disability, ethnic
                    background, language, age and sexual harassment.

                    Complaints of any breach of the Fair Treatment Policy by or against a student or students
                    are made in the first instance in accord with the Student Grievance Resolution Process.
                    Details of the Student Grievance Resolution Process are available at

student conduct     The University’s “Student Misconduct Rules are on the website
            Students studying on-campus and participating in
                    site visits and field trips are expected to conduct themselves in an acceptable manner that
                    provides a safe and supportive environment.

                    The School promotes the Australian Institute of Architects Mentor Scheme 'project ARCH' as
mentor schemes      well as the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Mentor Scheme where students are
                    linked up with practicing architects and landscape architects. More information about these
                    schemes will be available early in Semester 1. All students are encouraged to participate in
                    these worthwhile activities.
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4 Architectural Design Students Association (ADSA)
                  The School is fortunate to have an active Architectural Design Students Association (ADSA).
    the ADSA
                  The ADSA actively pursues the interests of the students of the School and forms the basis of
                  the student social organisation.

     what it is   The Architectural Design Students Association (ADSA) of the University of Adelaide is a
                  student-operated and managed organisation that assists the interests of students within the
                  School, through the provision of many critical student-centred amenities and services that
                  supplement those offered by the School. The focus of ADSA is to be flexible to the aspirations
                  of students, to respond to concerns or hopes of the student body and to foster active student
                  participation throughout the School, from both a study perspective and to further form a
                  complete university experience.

     who it is    Under its Constitution ADSA is managed by an executive committee comprised of a
                  number of students that manage the associations financial system, architecture library,
                  product library and ITS and promotional work, assisted by year-level representatives.

   where it is    ADSA office is located on Level 5 of the Barr Smith South Building, room 523.

  what it does    ADSA fosters greater social involvement within the School through organised student events
                  throughout the year.

 ADSA library     ADSA manages its own architectural source and reference library (with items available for
                  loan). Opening times are to be confirmed (TBC). Architecturally relevant Australian
                  standards can also be found in hard-copy version to supplement the electronic resource
                  provided by the Barr Smith Library.

      lockers     ADSA manages the distribution and allocation of lockers each year, ensuring the fairest
                  possible results for all students. The cost of locker hire is $30 for the smaller lockers per year,
                  $35 for the larger lockers and these are distributed in Semester 1.
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5 The School’s Degrees
      the School:   The School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Adelaide is the
                    combination of the people who work under its title, both staff and students (undergraduate,
  its philosophy    postgraduate coursework and research). When you enrol in one of the School’s degrees you
    and teaching    become a part of the School and can participate in its activities and decision-making.

                    The aims and content of the School’s activities reflect our broad definition of Architecture and
                    Built Environment as disciplines encompassing the natural and built environment and their
                    relationship to people (individuals and groups), material and non-material culture, systems
                    and processes, and the bio-physical (‘natural’) environment.

                    The University of Adelaide has a published statement of its mission (available at
           Within the University's mission, the aim of the
                    School of Architecture and Built Environment is to critically and creatively engage the theory
                    and practice of Architecture and Built Environment as modes of intellectual activity in their
                    own right, as vehicles for the interpretation and evaluation of the meanings and effects of the
                    natural and built environment, and as both education in and preparation for their ethical
                    design, realisation and management.

                    Our purpose is to address the craft, technologies, theory, profession and ethics of
                    Architecture and Built Environment as defined in the wide sense implied above. In doing this
                    we aim to improve the knowledge and understanding of those who experience Architecture
                    and Built Environment, as well as those who create and manage it.

                    By informing present and future designers, critics, clients, users, developers, regulators,
                    politicians and others, we aim to improve the quality of Architecture and Built Environment.
                    But the way we approach the task - by combining critical and creative skills – is as important
                    as our field of work. Our second purpose is to develop a mode of intellectual activity that has
                    value not only in Architecture and Built Environment, but also in many other fields.

                    The education offered here is distinctive and challenging. Its central characteristics are that
                    •   strongly couples critical thought and creative action;
                    •   addresses a wide student body; and
                    •   provides professional training on a student’s pre-existing capabilities and maturity in the
                        coupling of critical thought with creative action.

                    The first characteristic is the most important. The most notable quality of our graduates is
                    their capacity to link critical analysis, interpretation and understanding with the making of
                    creative decisions and proposals for action, a combination of skills that distinguishes those
                    who take leading positions not only in Architecture and Built Environment but also in other
                    professions and the business world. Much of the School’s teaching involves project-oriented
                    assignments requiring a significant level of student initiative, and integrating the content and
                    approach of a number of disciplines or fields in a holistic fashion simulating the ‘real world’ of

                    The second characteristic reflects several concerns:
                        •   the need for a specialist yet broad education for those who will work in the field of the
                            natural and built environment;
                        • the need for issues in the natural and built environment to be better understood by
    coursework      Our aim is reflected in our teaching, research and professional consulting, and particularly in
                    the design and structure of the School’s Bachelor’s degree: the Bachelor of Architectural
       degrees      Design [BArchDes], a first degree, and the Master of Architecture [MArch], Master of
                    Landscape Architecture [MLArch.], Master of Planning, Master of Planning (Urban Design),
                    Master of Property, Master of Construction Management and Master of Architecture/Master
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                   of Landscape Architecture [MArch/MLArch] double-degree, along with the double degree of
                   Master of Planning (Urban Design)/Master of Landscape Architecture.

                   The School also offers students enrolled in the Master of Architecture and the Master of
                   Landscape Architecture programs the opportunity to undertake a research-rich pathway in
                   the second year of these programs.

                   *Master of Architecture students can now apply for the Master of Planning or Master of
                   Planning (Urban Urban) with advanced standing (up to 12 units – 6 months year) if they
                   complete the two-year Master of Architecture first with a grade point average of 5.0/7.0.

                   *Master of Landscape Architecture students can now apply for the Master of Planning with
                   advanced standing (up to 24 units – 1 year) if they complete the two-year Master of
                   Landscape Architecture first with a grade point average of 5.0/7.0.

                   Students invited into this research pathway may then have the choice of progressing into a
                   Postgraduate by Research program on successful completion of the Masters coursework

research degrees   The School offers postgraduate research degrees in design studies, architecture, landscape
                   architecture, urban design and building science at Master and Doctoral levels.

                   A wide range of scholarships is available to suitably qualified applicants wishing to undertake
                   higher degrees. Interested students should see the Academic Support Officer, Ms Stella Ho
                   for full details.

   admission to    Many students in the School complete the Bachelor of Architectural Design and then proceed
                   to the professional architecture program and become architects, or to the professional
         MArch,    Landscape Architecture program and become landscape architects or to the
 MLArch, MPlan,    Architecture/Landscape Architecture double-degree.
  MPUD, MProp,     The professional programs are at the Master’s level and students who successfully complete
  MConMgt and      the BArchDes program with a grade point average of 4.2/7.0, are eligible for entry to either
 MArch/MLArch      the MArch or MLArch program respectively.
  double-degree    Students who successfully complete the BArchDes program with a grade point average of
                   5.0/7.0 can apply for entry to the Master of Architecture (Coursework)/Master of Landscape
                   Architecture double-degree program. Selection for the double-degree is on academic merit
                   and quota restrictions will apply.

                   A small number of places in the MArch or MLArch degrees may be available to selected
                   graduates of degrees other than BArchDes.

                   The professional programs are at the Master’s level and students who successfully complete
                   the BArchDes program with the following grade point average are eligible for entry to the
                   respective programs

                   4.2/7.0 – to either MArch or MLArch program
                   4.5/7.0 – to the MConMgt program
                   5.0/7.0 – to either MPlan / M.PUD) / the double degree M.PUD with M.Larch or the double
                   degree MArch with MLarch program

                   Selection for the double-degree is on academic merit and quota restrictions will apply.

                   A small number of places in the MArch or MLArch degrees may be available to selected
                   graduates of degrees other than BArchDes.
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                      A candidate who has passed undergraduate, or equivalent, level courses from other faculties
                      of the University or in other educational institutions, may, on written application, and
                      submission of a portfolio demonstrating manual-graphic skills and ability through freehand
                      drawing and sketches as well as familiarity using CAD software, be granted UP TO 36 units
                      of Advanced Standing (credit transfer) to count towards the Bachelor of Architectural Design.
                      Such candidates have to complete a minimum of at least 24 units (at Level 3) from the
                      program in order to graduate with the Bachelor of Architectural Design. From this pathway,
                      students can apply for the Masters program.

                      All assessments are on a case-by-case basis and the Program Adviser and Program Director
                      will advise the candidate the number of units of Advanced Standing (credit transfer) that will
                      be granted and the courses required to complete the Bachelor of Architectural Design.
         Master of    The School also offers a 3-year double degree Master of Planning (Urban Design)/Master of
                      Landscape Architecture which is available to suitably qualified graduates of the Bachelor of
 Planning (Urban      Architectural Design or equivalent. It is designed to provide professionally recognised
Design)/Master of     qualifications in both planning and landscape architecture.
      Landscape       Many students, (including some of the most successful graduates) choose after graduating
                      in the BArchDes to pursue career options, other than architecture and landscape architecture,
     Architecture     which better complement their individual interests and expertise. The two-degree Masters
      alternatives    structure allows students the flexibility to graduate after five years with a respected academic
                      qualification. It also enables those students who find that they lack the necessary aptitude
                      or motivation for practising architecture or landscape architecture to graduate successfully.
                      The structure works well for all students.

cross-institutional   Due to matters of load management and the project-based nature of teaching in the
                      professional architecture and landscape architecture degrees, it is not generally possible for
      enrolments      students in programs offered by the School of Architecture and Built Environment to
                      undertake alternative courses offered by another University, except in the case of an
                      approved overseas exchange or joint teaching program.

        overseas      The School actively promotes and supports students in undertaking part of their program
                      through an approved overseas exchange program. Opportunities for exchange are in
       exchange       Semester 2 of Year 2 (Level II) and Semester 1 of Year 3 (Level III) of the Bachelor of
   programmes /       Architectural Design program; and in Semester 2 of Year 1 (Level I) of the professional
                      Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programs.
 overseas studio
                      Details about suitable programs are available from the Global Learning Office and the
                      University website:

                      All students considering such programs must contact the Student Adviser, Mr Clement Low
                      (83135877 or email: to discuss their

                      It is expected that as part of any overseas studio / overseas exchange program students will
                      need to consider the following costs when preparing their budget:

                          •   Airfares
                          •   Accommodation
                          •   Meals
                          •   Passport and visa costs
                          •   Health and/or travel insurance
                          •   Any other incidental costs
                          •   Entertainment

       prizes and     The University offers scholarships to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The School
                      administers several undergraduate and postgraduate prizes that are awarded annually on
         awards /     academic merit. Details are available on the University website
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6 Attendance, submissions, assessment, additional
assessments etc…
     attendance       Attendance at lectures and tutorials, and any Field Trip is compulsory and attendance records
                      are taken at tutorials. A roll may be taken in Lectures and spot quizzes for grades may be
                      performed. Students’ attendance may be considered in making decisions about eligibility for
                      Academic assessment.

                      There are well publicised School policies for registering non-attendance for legitimate
                      reasons, and you are strongly encouraged to formally acknowledge non-attendance reasons
                      as soon as is practicable prior to planned absences or after your non-planned absence. The
                      University Health and Student Life Counselling Support, as well as the Education and Welfare
                      Office of the University, are available to assist you in regard to medical or counselling matters.

                      Students are required to attend all scheduled teaching; and lectures, tutorials and other
                      classes will proceed on the assumption that students have done so. Attendance at tutorials,
                      seminars, and practical work and studio sessions is taken into account in decisions about
                      offering Replacement/Additional Assessment. Students who regularly do not attend sessions
                      and do not carry out the associated work may be precluded from and regarded as having
                      failed the course.

                      Individual staff members may amplify these expectations in their written course handouts at
                      the start of each year/semester, and may keep an attendance roll. Some marks for a course
                      may depend on contributions to tutorials/seminars and group work.

                      Students who are repeating a course may apply in writing for a formal exemption (through
                      the Head of School) from course components already successfully completed.

                      Students should take advantage of the educational opportunities offered by all classes,
                      including the opportunity for interaction, and learning from each other. Compulsory
                      attendance is necessary at all practical work sessions for a number of reasons: to achieve
                      this interaction, in particular in group work; because of the sequential nature of work in some
                      courses; because of the need for students to provide an audience and feedback for other
                      students presenting work; and to ensure the authorship of project work on which assessment
                      is based.

       disabilities   Students who have a disability that may affect their learning outcomes (e.g. mobility
                      impairment, visual impairment, deaf or hearing disability, dyslexia) are encouraged to contact
                      the Program Adviser and the Disability Services to discuss special arrangements which may
                      need to be put in place, and to make arrangements to negotiate a learning plan with the
                      Course Coordinator(s) concerned.

    submissions       Courses offered in the School are predominantly assessed by ‘assignments’ which are
                      carried out in non-contact time and which are ‘due’ at or before a specified time on a specified
                      day. For the requirements regarding submission formats, timing, re-submissions, lateness,
                      etc. see below.

 School Standard      Late submissions of any student work ARE NOT ALLOWED and will not be accepted by the
           Policy     The following procedures apply to courses offered by the School of Architecture and Built
                      Environment. The procedure for courses offered by other Faculties, Schools and
                      Departments at the University of Adelaide will differ and must be followed for those courses
assignment cover         • The assessment schedule for the course will specify when (date and time) and where
                              assignments are to be submitted.
sheets, student ID       • Work must have an attached Assignment Cover Sheet (obtained from the School
        and name              Office) and stapled, clipped or bound together, unless otherwise instructed in writing
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                            by the Course Co-ordinator. The course and student’s name and student ID
                            should also be written on each sheet of the submission.
                        •   All work for an assignment must be submitted at the same time.

submission times    All assignments are to be submitted by the students themselves to the designated display
                    space or submitted in the studio/tutorial sessions as outlined in the course handouts.

                    EARLY SUBMISSIONS IN THE
                    ‘SUBMISSIONS BOX’

                    Foyer, Level 4, School of Architecture and Built Environment Office, Barr Smith South
                    Submission box cleared daily at 10.00 am

                    Work on A1 or smaller paper may be submitted at any time prior to the due time by placing it
                    in the ‘submissions box’ in the foyer outside the School Office on Level 4. The submission
                    box is cleared every morning at 10.00 am. The work submitted will be recorded, stamped and
                    given to the Course Co-ordinator.

                    On the date when an assignment is due, the work will need to be submitted at a location
                    specified in the course handout and will not be accepted at the School’s Front Office.
                    Submissions may be at any time scheduled by the Course Coordinator.

 School policy on   The School’s standard policies in relation to LATE submissions, electronic submissions and
                    re-submissions will apply, as will all other policies related to applications for
late submissions    Replacement/Additional Assessment based on Medical, Compassionate or Extenuating
             and    circumstances. These Applications are made through the School Office.
  re-submissions    There is the opportunity to RESUBMIT any piece of assignment assessment work which was
                    submitted on time for which you received a Fail for consideration for a grade of up to 50% of
                    the original assignment total – this will only apply to Undergraduate students.
                    Postgraduate students will not be able to apply for re-submission of work.

                    For classes which finish in Week 12, the latest time for re-submission to the School Office,
                    with an attached red resubmission slip is 12pm on Friday of Week 12 + 1 (Semester 1,
                    2019: 07 June 2019; Semester 2, 2019: 01 Nov 2019);

                    For classes which finish in Week 13, the latest time for re-submission to the School Office,
                    with an attached red resubmission slip is 12pm on Friday of Week 13 + 1 (Semester 1,
                    2019: 14 June 2019; Semester 2, 2019: 08 Nov 2019).

late submissions    There is no ‘graduated penalty’; work is either ‘on-time’ or ‘late’. Late work will receive a mark
                    of zero. Students can protect themselves against the risk of a late submission caused through
                    heavy traffic or late trains by submitting early or (if the work will not fit in the submissions box)
                    arriving early on the due day. Work submitted late may not be resubmitted.

 re-submissions /       EXCEPT FOR FINAL ASSIGNMENTS, an assignment that is submitted on time and
                        receives a mark of less than 50%P may be re-submitted, and reassessed. The
         re-mark        maximum mark a resubmitted assignment can achieve is 50%P.
                    •   Work must have an attached Re-Submission Cover Sheet (obtained from the School
                        Office) and stapled, clipped or bound together, unless otherwise instructed in writing by
                        the Course Co-ordinator. The course and student’s names should also be written on
                        each sheet of the submission.
                    •   Due to deadlines for final marking, and publication of end-of-semester results, the re-
                        submission policy will not apply to FINAL assignments.
                    •   Work re-submitted may not receive written or verbal feedback and may not be returned
                    •   There can only be one resubmission of an assignment. Students will not be
                        allowed to re-submit a piece of work that was a re-submission that received a Fail
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                          grade. For assignments receiving a FAIL grade, which is the final piece of assignment
                          work prior to graduation, special provisions for Last Course Additional Assessment
                          considerations apply to re-submission.

models, mounted      Models, work on large sheets of paper and mounted work.
                     No work will be collected /submitted through the School Office and models, work on large
        work, etc    sheets of paper or mounted work cannot be submitted in advance unless special
                     arrangements have been made with the Lecturer or Course Coordinator concerned (see
                     below). The ‘course handout’ will specify where work is to be submitted at the ‘due time’.
                     Students should allow plenty of time to allow for unexpected delays in travel.

  early hand-in of   Students who have reasons for needing to hand-in a model earlier than the submission time
                     should discuss, with the Lecturer or Course Coordinator concerned, the possibility of making
          models     other alternative arrangements for the safe storage of their model prior to the submission
                     time/date. Models lodged early through such alternative arrangements will not be stored in
                     the School Office.

       electronic    Some courses may require or invite ‘electronic’ submission of assignments. These are
                     treated the same as work submitted physically, the date and time electronically recorded with
    submissions      the submission being regarded as the time of submission. When work is submitted late
                     electronically, it will attract the same penalty as any other LATE work, in that it will receive

        in-class’    Where a student is absent from a class at which a mark is given for work carried out in class,
                     the mark will be zero unless there are medical reasons or extenuating circumstances which
  assessed work      justifies the absence. Students experiencing medical problems should make an Application
                     for Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension Due to Medical or Compassionate
                     Circumstances or those with extenuating circumstances should make an Application for
                     Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension Due to Extenuating Circumstances (see
                     below). The date of the relevant class is regarded as the ‘due date’ for the work.

     group work      With group work (two or more students collaborating on an assignment) the following
                     guidelines apply:
                     • The work should be submitted on time, unless both/all the members of the group
                         experience medical or personal problems as set out below or arrangements have been
                         made in advance with the Course Co-ordinator for a later submission due to the inability
                         of all members of the group to fully contribute to the work.
                     • The circumstances that have affected the work of the group should be described on the
                         back of the Assignment Cover Sheet and in accompanying official documentation relating
                         to Medical, Compassionate or Extenuating Circumstances

                     Either the work will be marked, taking the circumstances into account, or the work will be
                     returned to the group for completion and a new ‘due date’ fixed.

                     The School Submission Policy may be varied for a course by agreement between the
                     Course Co-ordinator and students in that course. Variations must be set out in writing by the
                     Course Co-ordinator and agreed by a majority vote of students present at the first scheduled
                     lecture in week 2 (or first other occasion when all students are expected to be present in week
                     2) of the semester. Students may propose a variation to the School Standard Policy to a
                     Course Coordinator before the course begins or at the first scheduled lecture (or first other
                     occasion when all students are expected to be present in week 1) of the semester.

   special cases
computer system      In the event of a computer system breakdown in the School, or breakdown in other
                     University systems, hand-ins will be rescheduled by the Course Co-ordinator and a notice
     breakdown       placed in the foyer of the Barr Smith South Building and/or on the MyUni site for that course.
                     Students are responsible for their own computer systems or other systems outside the
                     School, and computer system breakdowns will not normally cause rescheduling of hand-ins
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                   where only word processing is affected, since appropriate computers are also available in the
                   University’s Hub Central. However, individual students badly affected may make an
                   Application for Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension due to Extenuating
                   Circumstances (described in a following section).

        Modified   Application for Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension based on
                   Medical circumstances,
Arrangements for   Compassionate circumstances &
     Coursework    Extenuating circumstances.
     Assessment    Students are to refer to the respective policies:

   Assessment      If there are medical circumstances or compassionate circumstances affecting attendance or
                   ability to complete work, a form for Application for Replacement Examination or
     Extensions    Assessment Extension should be obtained from the School Office (hard copy) or from the
              &    Examinations homepage - prior to the
                   Assessment Deadline.
    examination    Students encountering continuing medical issues should also consult the Program Adviser
                   so that the School can help maintain academic progress where possible.

      Additional   Students are to refer to the respective policies:
                   Section 5b of the Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment Policy states that a
                   student will be offered an Additional Assessment if they received a Fail grade for a course
                   with an underlying mark within 5% of a passing grade (normally 45-49%).

                   Section 5e:
                   A student will NOT be entitled to an Additional assessment if they:
                           i. Received a Fail grade as a result of a breach of the Academic Honesty Policy;
                           ii. have not met any attendance requirements of the course;
                           iii. have not completed all specified mandated assessment tasks;
                           iv. have already sat a Replacement Examination for the course, even if the mark
                                that they received in the Replacement Examination would make them eligible;
                           v. are also eligible for a Replacement Examination or Assessment Extension, as
                               those Modified Arrangements take precedence.
                   If you are already eligible for an Additional Assessment(s). You will be automatically notified
                   by the School, and do not need to use this form.

                   As above, students who plan to be away from Adelaide after Week 13 must make appropriate
                   arrangements to receive information about the granting of additional assessment and ensure
                   that they can submit their work by the new due date. Results (including an indication if an
                   additional assessment has been granted) are available through Access Adelaide

                   The date or time set by the Course Coordinator for an additional assessment is not
                   available for deferral. Acceptance of an Additional Assessment must be
                   communicated via email to
     Last course   A student who receives a Fail grade in a Last Course may apply for an Additional
                   Assessment in accordance with clause 7 provided that they are entitled to an Additional
                   Assessment pursuant to clause 5e. The maximum overall result for a course that includes
                   last-course additional assessment is 50 Pass, or Non-Graded Pass or Fail.
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 grading of work    Results of work carried out during the year will be issued as grades. The following rules apply
                    to all courses except DESST 4001A/4001B Honours Design Studies:
                    HD   =   High Distinction 85-100
                    D+   =   Distinction 80-84
                    D    =   Distinction 75-79       P          =        Pass 55-59
                    C+   =   Credit       70-74      P-         =        Pass 50-54
                    C    =   Credit       65-69      F          =        Fail    1-49
                    P+   =   Pass         60-64      FNS        =        Fail No Submission

grade descriptors   Details of the University Grade Descriptors can be viewed via the Grade Descriptors link in
                    the Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.

  assessment for    Details of the University’s ‘Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy’ is available on the
                    following website link:
 programs policy
    progress and    Student progress will be closely monitored by Tutors and the Course Coordinators.
                    Progressive results will be posted for assignments and tutorial tasks, and made available
     progressive    through the student’s personal logon to My Uni, and through postings by the Course
       posting of   Coordinator. It is the student’s responsibility if he/she believes that there is a mistake or
                    omission to contact their Tutor and the Course Coordinator and to speak to the Tutor during
     assessment     scheduled tutorials as a matter of urgency.
  complaints and    There are well established University-wide procedures for handling complaints about marks
                    or other matters [refer to the Student Grievance Resolution Process at

         course     Near the end of each Semester a brief online student evaluation of courses is administered
                    by the University. The evaluation comprises an overall rating question and two qualitative
     evaluations    questions that seek brief comments on good and bad aspects of the course. These are
                    important in the future development of teaching. You may also be asked to complete a longer
                    online survey form prepared by the University’s Planning and Performance Reporting

   return of work   If assignments have been submitted ‘on time’, students can expect their work to be returned
                    to them fairly promptly (normally within a month) and to receive feedback comment as well
                    as a grade. Students who are dissatisfied with their mark should first discuss it with
                    the staff member concerned. The University has instituted procedures for matters you
                    cannot resolve in this way (see appeals and complaints above).

                    The School retains a certain proportion of representative student work for record and
                    exhibition purposes as well as for reference for accreditation purposes to the Architects
                    Accreditation Council of Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects, the Australian Institute
                    of Landscape Architects, the Planning Institute of Australia and the Royal Institution of
                    Chartered Surveyors. Staff members will notify students if their work is being retained.

                    Student work
                    Work which is available for collection after the end of the Semester 1 and 2 teaching period
                    will be located on Level 5 of the Barr Smith South Building. Students will be expected to
                    remove their work at the completion of each semester. However, work that is not made
                    available will be held until early-January in the following year.

7 Leave of Absence and Exclusion Procedure
                    Students cannot take Leave of Absence (or extend a period of absence) unless they have
leave of absence
                    been granted official permission in writing from the School. Leave will usually be granted for
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                       a minimum of one semester and usually no longer than one academic year (ie, 2 consecutive
                       semesters). Leave will need to commence prior to the census date of the appropriate
                       semester. To apply for Leave of Absence students will need to contact the Program Adviser
                       and complete a Leave of Absence form available from the School’s Front Office.

                       Students who are awarded leave of absence are responsible for formally dropping their
                       courses on Access Adelaide for the time they will be absent from the University, and before
                       the relevant HECS Census date.

                       Failure to withdraw will result in students being liable for student contributions/fees for all the
                       courses in which they are enrolled.

     notification of   Students returning from leave of absence must formally notify the School when they
                       recommence study.
return from Leave

     leave without     Domestic students who leave their program without approval or who extend a leave of
                       absence beyond the time period approved shall be deemed to have discontinued their
     approval and      program. Re-admission may require re-application to SATAC. There is no guarantee that re-
extension of leave     admission will be granted.
 without approval
         exclusion     The School’s exclusion procedures operate in accordance with those determined by the
                       Faculty of the Professions and also the University’s policy and procedures for preclusion of
       procedures      students.

                       The Faculty may prescribe rules for review of academic progress. Any student who meets
                       the requirements for review will be asked to show cause as to why they should be permitted
                       to continue their studies. Students who cannot adequately explain poor academic
                       performance may have their enrolment cancelled or restricted, and/or be precluded from
                       undertaking further studies toward their program

8 Health, Safety and Welfare
                       For general information regarding HS&W, please refer to
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          The School of Architecture and Built Environment does expect students to be familiar with
          specific issues. They are:
             • Emergency
             • University Health Service
             • Counselling Service
             • First Aid
             • Fire Evacuation
             • Field trips
             • Safety within the studio spaces
          University Health Service
          There is on the ground floor of our building the University Health Service ref:
 There are male and female doctors available and all
          services are confidential.

          In the event of a major emergency ring 000 or Security on their emergency number which is
          35444. Security can direct emergency services to your location.

          Counselling Service
          On the ground floor of our building is the Counselling Service. The Counselling Service is
          free and confidential.

          First Aid
          For minor matters, see Alison Bosnakis. Contact them at reception or by ringing 8313 5836.

          Fire Evacuation
          In an evacuation do no use the lifts, as they will descend to ground floors for the use of the
          Metropolitan Fire Service(MFS).

          During the day, evacuate as per the warden instructions to either the Barr smith Lawns or
          the Goodman Crescent Lawns.

          At night, evacuate away from the building and to a well-lit safe area. Do NOT stand near the
          building, as this is where the MFS will stop.

          Field trips
          Before attending a field trip you will receive a field trip form giving you information about the
          trip, its safety requirements and medical form. There will be directions on what to do in
          cases of emergency pertaining to this event. Failing to hand in a signed medical form will
          prevent you from attending the field trip.

          Note: Using your own car to travel to a field trip is not allowed unless approval to do so is
          given by the Head of School.

          Safety within the Studio Spaces
          Alcohol and bikes are NOT permitted within the studio spaces. Sharps must not be left lying
          on tables and floors and must be disposed of properly using the sharps disposal container.

          Glues and paints must be kept capped when not in use.

9 Academic honesty and…
          Academic standards in relation to correct referencing and acknowledgement of sources are
          highly valued in this University and are specifically taught and developed in this School.
          Students have an ongoing obligation to be aware of the Academic Honesty Policy available
          at and Student Misconduct Rules available at
 and to:
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• warrant that every piece of assessable work they submit is entirely their own and is not
  the product of collusion (another person assisting in the production of an assessment
  submission without the express requirement, or consent or knowledge of the assessor)
  except where group work is specifically sought
• acknowledge the source of any textual and graphic content in that assessable academic
  work, which they have not created entirely themselves, through standard referencing
• acknowledge that there is a University–wide policy in relation to plagiarism (using another
  person’s ideas, designs, words or works without appropriate acknowledgement) which is
  enacted within this School and each course, and that there are substantial penalties for
  plagiarism which may include the requirement for revising and resubmitting assessment
  work, receiving a result of zero for the assessment work, failing the course, expulsion
  and/or receiving a financial penalty.

A register of suspected plagiarism incidents is maintained within the School and at the Faculty

A plagiarist is one who takes the ideas, designs or writings of others, with or without
permission, and passes them off as his or her own. Plagiarism includes among other things
any copying of all or part of another student’s essay, examination answer or design, or of text
or an illustration from a published or unpublished book, website, article or paper, (etc.) without
acknowledging the source. It also includes copying architectural, landscape and other design
drawings, regardless of how they were obtained. In effect plagiarism is theft of intellectual
property, and students should be aware of the consequences of using unacknowledged work
of others (including the work of other students), whether that work is text or graphics, or
copied from hard copy or from electronic sources such as web sites.

The School and the University regard academic dishonesty as a very serious offence.
If it is determined that there are no extenuating circumstances within an occurrence of
plagiarism it may lead to a student receiving zero marks for a course, without the option of a

When quoting text from a book or article, ensure that you quote it accurately (verbatim); use
quotation marks around the text quoted, or in the case of a large extract, indent it to
distinguish it from your own text, and reference fully.                Clear identification and
acknowledgment is also necessary when using a copy of a drawing or a photograph, a
photograph of a model, or electronic data or images. Where students are required to produce
a drawing of existing conditions of a building or site, any use of design or other drawings must
be clearly acknowledged.

In the case of both text and illustrations from books, provide a full reference to all quoted or
copied material, including author(s)/artist(s) and/or editor, title, city of publication, publisher,
date and page number(s). There are protocols for referencing, footnotes and bibliographies
which students must become familiar with: see for example the Chicago Manual of Style.

In the case of graphics and electronic material, provide as full a reference as possible to the
presumed owner of the copyright, i.e. the design firm, designer’s/architect’s office or
company, and/or the artist/draftsperson, programmer, or author (where known), or software

Understanding, borrowing and adapting other people’s ideas is a necessary part not only of
University study but of academic practice in general, but the source of the ideas must always
be acknowledged.

other people’s work
Unless specifically indicated otherwise (in writing) by the Lecturer or coordinator in charge of
a course (e.g. in group work), all work submitted must be entirely the student’s own work
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