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  • 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...

  • Design Communications Workshop (P/G)ABPL90167

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces graphic skills appropriate to design and building. These skills are taught through a series of constructed and freehand drawing assignments essential to the design thinking process. Graphic skills are developed through tutorials and lectures which are held in the studios a...

  • Urban Design ThesisABPL90376

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the culmination of each student's studies in Master of Urban Design. It will consist of a number of autonomous studio groups offering a range of opportunities for students to demonstrate an original approach to design synthesis in the relevant discipline, which is based on researc...

  • MSD Vocational PlacementABPL90307

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

    A vocational placement accompanied by academic objectives that is supervised by a Melbourne School of Design staff member. The vocational placement will enable the student to gain applied experience and reflect on the experience, both theoretically and in an applied manner. This subject is avail...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Analytical MethodsABPL90135

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Planners shape cities and regions by managing land use, development, infrastructure and services. In order to do this effectively, it is essential that planners have the capacity to gather and analyse data relevant to planning circumstances, even when the information available to them is incomple...

  • Landscape Studio 1: Design TechniquesABPL90107

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces fundamental approaches for thinking about, exploring and generating design within the realm of landscape architecture. It aims to equip students with a range of representational techniques for exploring processes of design. Lectures and readings introduce key theoretical p...

  • ExLab: Robotic Clay 3D Printing ABPL90412

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    ExLab explores design through a focus on experimentation with making processes, machines, and materials as a generative design process inspiring the design for a functional item. This subject explores this theme by focusing on making with clay 3d printing robots. Students will be introduced to cl...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Housing Markets, Policy and PlanningABPL90281

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject concerns housing in Australia. This subject has four components: The operation of the housing market: how the housing market works; supply, demand, role of property developers and the role of banks.The contribution of housing and planning for housing to the urban forms of Australia's...

  • Ex-Lab: Experimental Design LabABPL90361

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

    This subject will explore experimental design approaches that focus on material qualities and process of making. The major project designed and made by each student is a piece of furniture that is the product this intensive process of experimentation and research with both fabrication techniques ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Urban Environmental Policy and PlanningABPL90341

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject covers the essential science needed to understand the impacts of urbanisation on the environment, describes environmental policy and governance from the global to the local levels, and then provides case studies of environmental planning issues and responses. Topics such as urban wate...