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  • Public Transport Network PlanningABPL90090

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores skills required for transport planners who wish to improve the economic, environmental and social performance of urban transport systems. It draws on international experience and research to articulate the principles and practical techniques in two key areas: Public transpo...

  • Design ResearchABPL90305

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject will introduce students to a range of creative research methods. As distinct from traditional ‘quantitative research’ (classical scientific research method involving systematic collection of verifiable data) and ‘qualitative research’ (in-depth inquiry into human perceptions used in ...

  • Building Resilient SettlementsABPL90320

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject explores the notion of resilience and its application to the planning, design and management of urban settlements at various scales. The notion of resilience is related to the capacity of systems to adapt to disruptions without them changing to entirely different states, which in the...

  • Urban & Cultural Heritage Research ProjABPL90383

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to produce a 5,000-word critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts which demonstrates a sound understanding of a topic of their choice relating to urban and cultural heritage. Regular meetings with a supervisor allow the student to obtain ad...

  • Research in ConstructionABPL90358

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject critically reviews established and emerging research areas in the field of construction. This is accompanied by an exposition of the underlying research objectives, the methods in use or required, and the challenges and limitations of the methods. Designed as an advanced, hands-on i...

  • Urban InformaticsABPL90366

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    Urban Informatics is the study of cities using digital data, information, knowledge and models to understand trends, complexities and inform the formulation and evaluation of sustainable urban futures. This subject aims to arm the student with the necessary fundamental concepts and practical unde...

  • Project ManagementABPL90028

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Project Management Framework. This subject provides a critical review of the theory of project management in construction by showing and reflecting on how the established set of project management competencies applies to all phases of building projects’ life cycl...

  • Strategic Plan MakingABPL90131

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to the theories, skills and tools used in strategic planning, from problem identification and site analysis; through demographic, economic, and social background research, including GIS; identification of alternatives and policy development; to creating an impleme...

  • Economics of BuildingABPL90330

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject sets the context for an understanding of the operations of firms within the construction production process. This includes conducting statistical analysis of the data concerning construction. By analysing construction’s contribution to national income and its linkages to other sector...

  • Building EnvelopesABPL90268

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject was formerly called Facade Design and Performance. This subject provides the student with knowledge on the technology, manufacturing, erection and performance of buildings’ external boundaries. By considering facades and roofing systems against the processes involved in their procu...

  • Contemporary Landscape TheoryABPL90078

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Contemporary Theory & Australian Landscape. This subject explores contemporary theories and modes of critique relating to the modern designed landscape. The lectures and readings introduce and examine significant 20th and early 21st century theoretical writin...

  • MUP Independent StudyABPL90306

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Independent Study is supervised by an urban planning or other MSD member of staff. It enables students to research a topic of particular relevance to their intellectual and career interests and which is not available in subjects taught within the Faculty. Permission to undertake this study is con...

  • Research Practicum in ConstructionABPL90359

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Research skills are paramount in the increasingly specialised world we live in. This subject provides you with an opportunity to conduct research on a topic of your choice, pertaining to construction. You will be focusing on the middle to final stages of research: from research design to interpre...

  • Landscape Studio 3 SpeculationsABPL90172

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    A studio-based subject that offers speculative investigations for landscape architectural design. Building upon landscape derived theoretical influences and precedent informed by design practice, Studio options will vary from year to year. Framed by contemporary agendas for landscape design, stud...

  • 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...