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  • Industry Partner project StudioABPL30044

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Project Planning Studio This capstone subject brings together and builds on an understanding of construction technologies and introduces project management concepts. Using an integrated project involving a series of studio-based exercises, students will transla...

  • Landscape Studio 4: Designed EcologiesABPL30061

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a studio capstone subject that bridges design and ecological science. Studio projects will address ecological design as fundamental to modern landscape architectural practice. The studio integrates teaching and learning activities through a digital design platform, with the core program o...

  • Statutory Valuation (PG)ABPL90045

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Valuation for statutory purposes including rating. Examination of all taxes affecting property, including land tax. Compulsory acquisition and compensation.

  • Construction StudiesABPL90029


    The subject provides a broad overview of a range of topics relevant to the Australian construction industry, including the regulatory framework, construction materials and technology, construction documentation, geotechnical engineering, building structures, construction management and economics,...

  • Managing Urban LandscapesABPL90337


    This subject will discuss how urban landscapes are managed. Students will study policy, planning and process issues; landscape and park typology and classification, community consultation; structures, systems, classifications and contractual relationships in urban landscapes; landscape documentat...

  • Urban and Cultural Heritage InternshipABPL90381

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will complete an internship of a minimum of two weeks full-time placement with an external organisation in the architectural, urban and cultural heritage field. Students will be supervised by the Subject Coordinator in collaboration with a designated party at the...

  • Forms and Politics in ArchitectureABPL90357

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In design thinking and practice, there is a schism between ‘formal’ and ‘political’ (or compositional and socio-political) considerations. This subject provides a study of the relations between form and politics, in an attempt to fill up this critical gap. Ideas and theories of form and of politi...

  • Landscape Studio 4 StrategiesABPL90170

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    A studio-based subject that engages with large scale landscapes. GIS applications are introduced as a tool for exploring ecological and cultural systems across multiple scales to inform better planning, design and development strategies for sustainability. Incidental costs Students will be requ...

  • Flexible Urban ModellingABPL90304

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This elective will involve modelling and interacting with complex urban sites focusing on modelling difficult terrains, both existing conditions and topographical manipulation. Students will investigate biomorphic/organic form making and representation techniques utilising procedural modelling us...

  • ZEMCH Sustainable Design WorkshopABPL90394


    This subject is an intensive 5-day workshop that encompasses a series of lectures on zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) design and function analysis techniques, as well as hands-on trainings of energy and environmental design simulation tools for implementation during the workshop.The ZEMCH Sus...

  • Site TectonicsABPL20047

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces landscape as a three-dimensional space. Aspects of site grading and earthwork manipulation will be explored, including their experiential and functional implications. The Importance of landform modelling to the design vocabulary of landscape architecture will be introduced...

  • Architectural Cultures 2:After ModernismABPL90289

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject surveys the ways in which architecture as a discipline and a profession influenced, reciprocated and sometimes shaped the changing ideological, social and political environment of the 20th century and after. It identifies key ideas and interventions at different scales ranging from d...

  • Hacking Cities - Upgrading Urban LifeABPL20054

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    Many aspects of city life could be improved, but change seems hard. Some interventions are ineffective, others have unintended side effects. Cities rely on various systems such as transport, health care, energy, education etc. Many urban problems are not malfunctions of these systems but side eff...

  • Critical&Curatorial Practices in DesignABPL90367

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This research-based subject focuses on critical, curatorial and conceptual practices in design. It offers advanced training in the field of design criticism, publishing, curating, exhibiting, writing and research. Students will be exposed to a range of theoretical approaches to the curating and i...

  • Smoke and MirrorsABPL90378

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will be exploring digital fabrication techniques, physical computing and rapid (laser-cut), model-making and prototyping drawing on reference material as a narrative base.  The subject will have an emphasis on hands-on exploration of spatial and creative processes will challenge the...

  • Urban Design Studio AABPL90061

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will undertake introductory abstract design exercises in the first half of semester providing the foundation for a major urban design proposition and the development of that proposition for end of semester assessment. This subject covers an introduction to a broad range of urban design i...

  • Architecture and MediaABPL90368

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject critically examines the contemporary and historical modes in which architecture engages with media. Some forms of media tools at the architect’s disposal to be studied include: the magazine, the journal article, the exhibition, the manifesto, the website, the competition, and the empl...

  • Formative Ideas in ArchitectureABPL30053

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine the importance of formative ideas in architecture, design, culture, technology, practice and history from the Enlightenment to early Modernism. The subject will include study of the following themes: enlightenment, the rise of archaeology and neo-classicism; the emergin...

  • Modern Architecture: MoMo to PoMoABPL30050

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will consider the development of modern architecture during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will include: the origins and development of modernism; changing ideas of housing, urbanism and society; functionalism and expression; materiality and spatial organisation; the...

  • Representing and Remembering Place (PG)ABPL90241

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores the documentation and representation of particular sites in Melbourne and elsewhere. The subject engages with design considerations outside the design studio context. The notion of site and place is explored through a number of theoretical themes and hands-on creative, repre...