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  • Technological InnovationABPL90326

    Offered:JuneYear:2019

    An examination of how new products and processes are developed specifically in or for the building sector; a discussion of what constrains their dissemination; and a theory of how success can be determined. The dialogue established with the students in the subject has a strong comparative bent, a...

  • Building SustainabilityABPL90120

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    This subject provides a multi-disciplinary overview of the design of sustainable buildings and considers the design from an architectural, services engineering, facade engineering, environmental engineering and structural engineering, tenants and owners perspective. Topics include: ecological sus...

  • Asia Pacific ModernitiesABPL30057

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

     This subject will offer an integrated overview of urban, design, architectural and landscape related issues in the Asia Pacific region, including Asia and Australia. Fieldwork will include visits within Melbourne.  Topics will include: Indigenous landscapes and place-making; Religious and Cult...

  • Planning Asia Pacific Cities StudioABPL90055

    Offered:JuneYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject was formerly called Strategic Planning in Asia-Pacific Cities. Many Asia-Pacific cities have undergone rapid urban development and change as they have become integrated into the global economy. The character of that integration has changed over time; at the same time social and poli...

  • Landscape Studio 2: Site Plan & DesignABPL20040

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Site Planning and Design (Landscape Studio 2). This design studio is concerned with the art and science of planning and designing landscapes. The emphasis is on systematically analysing biophysical, social and cultural attributes of sites and their contextual set...

  • Land Use and Urban DesignABPL90132

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Urban design is concerned with the shaping of public space at multiple spatial scales from lanes, streets and squares to the neighbourhoods and districts of the larger metropolis. This subject emphasises the development of urban design knowledge that is of value to urban planners and other relate...

  • Landscape Architecture Design ThesisABPL90375

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the culmination of each student's studies in Master of Landscape Architecture. Students will be offered a studio thematic which provides scope for an original approach to design synthesis in landscape architecture, which is based on research and critical thinking. These studios ma...

  • Construction Regulations and ControlABPL90295

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to give students an introduction to construction regulations including: relevant State and Commonwealth government legislation and the Building Code of Australia (including performance requirements, Deemed to Satisfy solutions and alternative solutions);fire technology includin...

  • Labour in ConstructionABPL90332

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    The construction industry is not only one of the largest employment sectors globally but also one of the most dynamic and complex industrial settings. The industry relies heavily on the skill set of a wide range of workers who are employed within diverse industry settings. This subject investigat...

  • Urban Sustainability and Climate ChangeABPL90064

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was previously known as Planning Urban Sustainability.    Humans have altered the earth's natural environment to such an extent, that scientists are considering the determination of a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Climate change is one of many indicators of these signific...

  • Participatory PlanningABPL90315

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Urban governance and citizen participation influence both the structure of the planning process (e.g. who participates, and how and when they participate) and the built environment outcomes produced from this process. All practitioners who work in local and regional environments (built, natural, ...

  • Corporate Real Estate ManagementABPL90031

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics covered in this subject include: The role of corporate property in the strategic management of the organisation;Property as a strategic asset;Corporate property strategies and their alignment with organisational strategy;Models of CRE management;Tenure decisions;CRE portfolio analysis;CRE...

  • Cost ManagementABPL90312

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject deals with pre-construction cost management process. It aims to give students the knowledge of the processes involved in establishing and maintaining client’s budget at the design stage. It provides students with skills needed to effectively monitor the budget for a simple building p...

  • Construction Measurement and EstimatingABPL90208

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject builds on knowledge from Measurement of Building Works (ABPL30040) and Cost Management (ABPL90312). It comprises further measurement, quantification for cost planning and documentation of building works and measurement of civil engineering works. Topics include: measurement of buildi...

  • Prefabrication in BuildingABPL90325

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject will expose you to the latest international developments in prefabrication and its application within construction. You will develop an appreciation for how prefabrication can be used to minimise or avoid many of the issues currently faced by the construction industry as well as the e...

  • Industry Based Research - PropertyABPL90364

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    Students enrolled in this subject will partner with a host organization to complete an industry-based research project. Firms may be based in the commercial property development, investment, valuation, management and consultancy fields. Students will be supervised by the Subject Coordinator in co...

  • Risk in ConstructionABPL90035

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Organised as an advanced seminar, the subject exposes students to the various dimensions of risk management at different levels in a specific internal and external environment. Enabling them to establishing the contexts; identity, analyse and evaluate the risks; and select the best risk treatment...

  • Polemic Design in China Japan KoreaABPL90388

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Fragments of design thinking in East Asia, such as those of Japan and of current China, are well known or at least accessible. Yet there is hardly a concise, critical and comprehensive study on modern and current architecture of China, Japan and Korea together, as a whole and as a challenging cas...

  • AA Visiting School GraduateABPL90386

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is a two week intensive design studio held typically on the first two weeks of July. The workshop will be run by visiting staff from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, UK as well as teaching staff from MSD. The subject introduces students to contemporary digital d...

  • Construction of BuildingsABPL90292

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the construction of buildings with an emphasis on residential and multi-unit residential low-rise construction. The key functions and performance requirements for the main elements are discussed in relation to material selection, structural design and cons...