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  • Formative Ideas in ArchitectureABPL30053

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Formative Ideas in Architecture forms part of the Design Histories Specialisation. This subject will examine the importance of formative ideas in architecture, design, culture, technology, practice and history from the Enlightenment to early Modernism. The subject will include study of the foll...

  • Visualising EnvironmentsABPL10003

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This 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 meaning ...

  • Modern Architecture: MoMo to PoMoABPL30050

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will consider the development of modern architecture during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will include: the origins and development of modernism; changing ideas of housing, urbanism and society; functionalism and expression; materiality and spatial organisation; the...

  • Case Studies in Landscape ArchitectureABPL30049

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to contemporary landscape architectural practice through the medium of its projects, relating these to landscape and landscape architectural theory using the case study method. Students will be introduced to a range of contemporary landscape architectural projects...

  • AA Visiting School GraduateABPL90386

    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...

  • Landscape Studio 4 StrategiesABPL90170

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    A studio-based subject that engages with large scale landscapes. GIS applications are introduced as a tool for exploring ecological and cultural systems across multiple scales to inform better planning, design and development strategies for sustainability. Incidental costs Students will be requ...

  • Prefabrication in BuildingABPL90325

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject will expose you to the latest international developments in prefabrication and its application within construction. You will develop an appreciation for how prefabrication can be used to minimise or avoid many of the issues currently faced by the construction industry as well as the e...

  • Representing and Remembering Place (PG)ABPL90241

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores the documentation and representation of particular sites in Melbourne and elsewhere. The subject engages with design considerations outside the design studio context. The notion of site and place is explored through a number of theoretical themes and hands-on creative, repre...

  • Labour in ConstructionABPL90332

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    The construction industry is not only one of the largest employment sectors globally but also one of the most dynamic and complex industrial settings. The industry relies heavily on the skill set of a wide range of workers who are employed within diverse industry settings. This subject investigat...

  • Design ManagementABPL90370

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    Design Management has developed an increasingly important role within the construction industry since the development of new project acquisition methods from the 1990s onwards. These recognise the importance of the integration of the design and construction processes, the emergence of the project...

  • 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...

  • Property Resources and ManagementABPL90275

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide a range of applied skills to operate as a property professional in the area of property valuation and management. The subject examines: ownership and use perspectives as they apply to investment, valuation and management of real property as a business;property classe...

  • International Property Development BABPL90040

    Offered:MayYear:2019Quotas apply

    A series of case studies conducted in following centres in China (Shanghai and Beijing), over two intensive weeks (China: July 8 to July 19, 2019).  Case studies are to be carried out in groups. They will cover a range of property, construction and infrastructure topics including project inceptio...

  • Applied Architectural TechnologyABPL90118

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Applied Construction. This subject focuses on design development of complex building types (e.g. highly bespoke high-rise, large commercial or institutional buildings), which generally are not studied in detail at undergraduate level.In this subject, students w...

  • Management of ConstructionABPL90313

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to the nature and construction industry both locally and internationally. It investigates the roles and responsibilities of a range of industry stakeholders and introduces project procurement systems and contracts. Theories relating to management and project ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...