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  • Healthy CommunitiesABPL90022

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In recent years, there has been a greatly increased interest in the impacts of the built environment on health and wellbeing. At present, spatial inequalities in regards to access to jobs, affordable housing, social services, and healthy food results in a greater burden of disease for particular ...

  • Shaping the LandscapeABPL90271

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores landscape as three-dimensional design. Through a series of related design exercises it investigates and tests conceptual, metaphoric, structural and technical characteristics of landform manipulation and material application. Aspects of site grading, earthwork manipulation a...

  • MSD Minor Thesis Part 1ABPL90396

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This individual study based subject is a capstone option for the completion of the Master of Urban Planning. Students will be supervised by an academic throughout the research process. Discussions with a supervisor allow the student to obtain advice and guidance for completion of an independent s...

  • International Real Estate EconomicsABPL90339

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    As the real estate market becomes increasingly international, it is necessary to understand how specific national markets operate and how they relate to one another within an international system. With globalisation, capital flows with increasing ease between national economies, and many real est...

  • Urban Design Studio CABPL90389

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will undertake a series of in depth, critical and propositional studio-based design esquisses or exercises leading to a major exploratory urban design proposition scheme. Their design proposition will investigate one or more key urban design issues or approaches in depth, whilst demonstr...

  • Hacking Society Systems in TransitionABPL90399

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    Persistent problems plague the systems of society. If you know how the systems work, can you hack them and transition them to be more sustainable, liveable, resilient? Energy, food, healthcare, transport and even cities as such. All of them complex systems, plagued by problems tied up with the ve...

  • Building the Brief: People Process PlaceABPL90321

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    This subject provides insight into the design briefing process for a range of facilities, with a specific focus on learning and health environments. Key issues addressed include how to effectively engage with users/occupants of buildings, collect data about their organisational objectives, activi...

  • Designing for Heat in the Public DomainABPL90380

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

     The implication of climate change on the liveability of cities is becoming increasingly apparent. This seminar explores the issue of heat and thermal comfort in the design of the public domain. This intensive is open to design students (architecture, landscape architecture and urban design) and...

  • Environmental SystemsABPL90086

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides a coverage of the different systems significant in the design of buildings, which are described in terms of 3 interlocking systems: human, mechanical and natural systems.Human Systems• Concepts of environmental comfort: heat, light and sound• Occupational Health, Safety and ...

  • Property DevelopmentABPL90026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to give students the knowledge and skills to be able to operate as a property professional in the area of development advice and decision making in property development. It comprises: the development process and the major players;time value of money;the decision to build;proper...

  • Property Markets and ValuationsABPL90274

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This Masters level subject is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts required for understanding how property markets function and/or operate, as well as the basic valuation techniques required for determining the value of real property. It serves both the new 300 point Master of Property...

  • Building Services and OperationsABPL90032

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The focus of this subject lies in the integration of services and energy efficient strategies into the fabric of the building and its construction process. After introductory material on environmental quality and energy related issues, the subject provides students with knowledge in the field of ...

  • Advanced Planting DesignABPL90173

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This is a studio-based subject that develops advanced skills in the theory and practice of planting design. Through a series of design exercises, a range of topics are progressively explored including: three-dimensional design principles and formal aesthetic considerations of planting design;the...

  • Advanced Construction TechnologyABPL90010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject investigates technological topics in building materials, components, systems and methods that normally require input from specialist trades and/or the adaptation of common practice to highly-bespoke design proposals. Focus is given to construction technologies where significant desig...

  • Humanitarian Design InternshipABPL30064

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019Quotas apply

    The Humanitarian Design Internship provides an opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of the role design can play in creating positive change within communities. Students will travel to India for 2 weeks where they will have first-hand experience working in culturally differen...

  • 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...

  • MUP StudioABPL90384

    Offered:Semester 1, August, 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...

  • AA Visiting School UndergraduateABPL30063

    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 SchedulingABPL90323

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    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 ...

  • 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...