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  • Understanding the Built EnvironmentABPL10005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides a broad introduction to the processes and skills associated with the construction of buildings and introduces some of the techniques used in managing the construction process. The characteristics and nature of the construction industry are presented as well as an overview of...

  • Property Resource AnalysisABPL30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This final year, core subject for the Bachelor of Environments, property major, examines the economic, physical/environmental, financial and legal aspects relating to the analysis of property – both quantitative and qualitative – leading to effective property resource allocation. It draws togethe...

  • Cities: From Local to GlobalABPL20035

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Why do governments plan for cities and regions? What kinds of issues are they responding to? Why do planning decisions get some people so angry? This subject will move from the very local scale (planning issues on my street), to the metropolitan (planning issues in my city-region) and internation...

  • Design for AgeingABPL90377

    Offered:Term 2Year:2019

    Demographic ageing is creating a shift in how to think and define homes, cities and public spaces. This subject explores feasible and sustainable approaches to keep the older segment of the population physically and socially active. Innovative changes in design can lead to significant advancement...

  • Construction SchedulingABPL90323


    Through an introduction to details of construction scheduling techniques and use of professional scheduling tools, this subject articulates the clear processes of logical development of time program for construction activities in projects. Real-life case projects are used for students to explore ...

  • Property Law (PG)ABPL90041

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Overview of the legal system in Australia: The concept of property and ownership in AustraliaComparative land policyThe general law and the Torrens land registration systemsThe legal nature of land: improvements, fixtures and chattelsEncumbrances: easements, restrictive covenants, rightCo-owners...

  • Travelling Studio (Sweden)ABPL90114

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    Travelling studios are working laboratories for design thought and production and involve the exploration of complex, real-life issues. They expose students to unfamiliar cultures, places and people, and stimulate their ability to think creatively and solve problems. These studios aim to bring t...

  • Twenty-first Century ArchitectureABPL90117

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject offers a broad introduction to contemporary theories and methods used in the production and critique of architecture in the context of current practice. Architectural concepts such as program, diagram, transparency, tectonics, materiality, and ornament will be explored along with the...

  • Master of Architecture Studio BABPL90285

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to architectural design resolution, that is, methods of integrating design concepts, spatial definition, program, context, and technology. Through precedent research and design projects, students will gain an understanding of established typologies, respond t...

  • MUP StudioABPL90384

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This studio-based subject is a capstone option for the completion of the Master of Urban Planning. It builds on the knowledge attained by students in their first year and addresses practical problems, which will vary among studios. Fieldwork locations, themes and interdisciplinary elements may ch...

  • Introduction to Transport and Land UseABPL90077

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Transportation, Land Use and Urban Form This subject examines the linkages between transport systems and the growth and form of urban regions. It introduces the theories linking transport systems to the urban footprint, and reviews some empirical analysis of thos...

  • Property Case StudiesABPL30059

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This is a final year Bachelor of Environments subject, undertaken in a seminar studio based environment. It consolidates students’ prior learning of property concepts and principles, property markets, property valuation, statutory planning, feasibility and investment evaluation and finance. Featu...

  • Complex Building Energy ModellingABPL90153

    Offered:JuneYear:2019Quotas apply

    The subject teaches how to use two modelling approaches to investigate and communicate complex and innovative environmental solutions for energy efficient building design. Led by experienced software users from industry and from software manufactures, this course will allow students to specialise...

  • Architecture Design Studio: FireABPL30037

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject is the capstone subject for the Architecture major in the Bachelor of Environments. It is intended that the subject will integrate previous coursework in the major. The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. The f...

  • Landscape Studio 3: Urban Open SpaceABPL30042

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The focus of this studio will be on the production of a design for an urban open space. It will introduce a range of precedents, principles, and practices for urban landscape design.

  • Architecture Design Studio: SparksABPL30058

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the 12.5 point capstone subject for the Architecture major students who commenced the Bachelor of Environments program prior to 2013. It is intended that the subject will integrate previous coursework in the major. The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development o...

  • Fundamentals of Built Environment LawABPL90290

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    An introduction to the principles and legal concepts that apply to the built environment professions and how this law develops and changes. The subject covers: the fundamentals of common law;liability in tort law for injury or loss caused to other people or their property;legally binding contrac...

  • The Economies of Cities and RegionsABPL90246

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores planning and policy making for productive and competitive urban settlements by investigating the economic drivers, activities, and interrelationships of cities and regions. You will examine how making and moving of goods, services, and jobs shapes the vitality, structure and...

  • Construction Methods AABPL90286

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject, running intensively in Week 5 of Semester 1 at the University of Melbourne's Dookie campus, explores the idea of construction as a process linking specific principles, materials, elements, systems and techniques strategically. Using a set of individual construction types as case stu...

  • Advanced Cost ManagementABPL90129

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Successful project development depends on pro-active cost management from feasibility through to design, tender and construction, to the completion and useful life of the project. This subject examines applications of economics, management, law and statistical techniques to construction cost econ...