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  • 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 WorkshopABPL30067

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject will provide students with a working knowledge of at least three classes of design, decision-making and problem-solving approaches used in planning for future environments.Diverse approaches will be studied as three-week topic groups within the subject in workshops. Topic groups may d...

  • Construction of Residential BuildingsABPL20042

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Residential Construction and Structures. A major portion of the general public has aspirations for home ownership and this continues to drive the residential market in Australia. This subject provides an introduction to residential and multi-unit residential lo...

  • Urban Precinct StudioABPL30060

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The focus of this studio is on the development or redevelopment of a precinct-scale site. Students will undertake site investigations and prepare analysis that will lead into developing a vision for the precinct and a related urban design and planning framework. The future imagining of the precin...

  • Principles of Heritage and ConservationABPL90282


    This subject will give students an overview of issues, ideas and practices that characterise the heritage and conservation field, especially as they pertain to the conservation of buildings and landscapes. Students will explore the differences between conservation, restoration and reconstruction;...

  • Installations and HappeningsABPL30069

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Installations and Happenings forms part of the Event Design specialisation. This subject explores the potential of small-scale events and temporary spatial interventions to reimagine public spaces. From street art, pop-up parks, temporary installations, guerrilla gardens and street performances,...

  • MSD Research Project Short (12.5 Points)ABPL90066

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    ABPL90066 MSD Research Project Short (12.5 points) is designed to produce a 5,000-word ordered, critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts, demonstrating a sound understanding of a topic of their choice. Regular meetings with a supervisor allow the student to obtain...

  • Design InternshipABPL30068

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will complete a minimum 10 day or equivalent (paid/unpaid) placement with an external organisation that is related to the student’s chosen major within the Bachelor of Design or The placement should draw on specific discipline skills associated with the course of...

  • Visual CommunicationsABPL20048

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This elective subject in the Environments degree will help students understand, digest and communicate visual information. Students will be trained using clear and concise methods to become visually literate using creative information skills and techniques which will be taught to create and shape...

  • Landscape PracticeABPL90048

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject covers the documentation and professional practice responsibilities involved with the development of landscape architectural projects and related disciplines.  

  • Architectural PracticeABPL90140

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The course is intended to introduce students to and cover the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. (AACA) National Competency Standards for Architects (NCSA) related to Architectural Practice. The NCSA covers a wide range of learning objectives related to Architectural Practice. This in...

  • Procurement MethodsABPL90327

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject exposes students to construction procurement in a broad sense, by articulating and examining the legal and functional links between multiple contracting parties in project delivery. Different procurement methods with their associated contract types are introduced, and the theories and...

  • Master of Architecture Studio EABPL90115

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

    This studio emphasises how successful architectural designs express ideas based in well-grounded, critical thinking, and on values manifest in visions of desired futures. Through design projects and analysis of seminal works, students will develop both design ideas for projects and architectural ...

  • Issues and Techniques in Global HeritageABPL90355


    An introduction to current issues and techniques in the field of cultural heritage globally. It will survey differing philosophies and challenges being faced in the documentation, interpretation, support and management of conservation and cultural heritage of buildings, landscapes, sites and citi...

  • Measured Drawings & Digital HeritageABPL90020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    This is a hands-on subject which introduces students to the process of documenting an historical building for the purpose of archive and publication. Students will have opportunity to learn all the skills required to complete the subject, including measuring techniques, architectural drawing (han...

  • Constructed EcologiesABPL90263

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Constructed Ecologies engages with the key principles of ecology as a fundamental requirement for landscape architectural practice. Typical topics include biodiversity, soils, changing rural ecologies, wetlands and stormwater design strategies including water flows, environmental history informin...

  • Asset ManagementABPL90016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics covered include: advanced life cycle based property asset management;economic modelling;asset management optimisation;functional and economic performance;standards;obsolescence;condition assessment;maintenance and refurbishment implications;market and income issues;property finance, accou...

  • Architectural Cultures 1: ModernismABPL90288

    Offered:Semester 1Year: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 ...

  • ICT in BuildingABPL90331

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject explores the use of information and communication technologies from design to construction, to the post-delivery life cycle of buildings. The subject follows three overlapping themes: (i) historical overview of informatisation in the building industry, including the opportunities and...

  • Design Approaches and Methods (PG)ABPL90236

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject will critically explore approaches and methods in architectural design. It aims to undertake a careful, reflective engagement with a range of design approaches in architecture - from maximalist to minimalist - to examine their pros and cons, their ease of use, their outcomes and their...