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  • Construction of Concrete BuildingsABPL20053

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Concrete Structures and Construction Commercial and high rise construction (excluding industrial buildings) relies heavily on the use of reinforced concrete for structural components. The cost of the building structure is a significant portion of the total cost...

  • 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...

  • Project EvaluationABPL90030

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Project Evaluation and Management. This subject develops fundamental knowledge in the technical modeling and evaluation of projects’ feasibility, procurement strategies and outcomes, both in the public and the private sector. Topics covered include: capital forma...

  • Architectural TechnologyABPL90287

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject articulates and tests the idea of architectural design as a process where cultural and technological decision-making are intertwined. Teaching and learning activity starts with the analysis of technological means associated to architectural ideas and seeks to evaluate the implementat...

  • Master of Architecture Studio AABPL90284

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an introduction to architectural space, in particular the transformation of measured space into place. Through an examination of different spatial systems, studio-based design projects and related exercises in spatial representation, students will develop rudimentary skills ...

  • Urban Design TheoryABPL90017

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores contemporary theories and modes of critique relating to the design of the urban public realm. Emphasis is on how urban physical form responds to the economic, cultural, political, social, aesthetic and natural forces of an urbanised area. Assignments and class papers require...

  • Cities Without SlumsABPL90279

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    This subject was formerly called Comparative Housing Policy and Services. Urbanization can be a generative force of our time. For the first time in human history, more people live in cities and towns than in rural areas. Around 56 percent of the world’s population is urbanized (2017 figures) and...

  • Architectural Conservation in East AsiaABPL90146

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject offers a comparative approach to architectural conservation in East Asia from an international perspective. The subject emphasises the mutually dependent relationships between conservation of historical buildings and preservation of traditional techniques and knowledge. Discussions w...

  • MSD Thesis -Semester Long (25 Points)ABPL90067

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    ABPL90067 MSD Thesis - Semester Long (25 points) is designed to produce a 10,000 word critical exposition of knowledge, gained through the student's own efforts to demonstrate a sound understanding of a topic of their choice. Regular meetings will be held with a supervisor to allow students to ob...

  • Performative EcologiesABPL90283

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores the principles of ecological systems. It will introduce basic ecological concepts and fundamental ecological systems, and their applications in landscape design. It will include plants and biomes, soils and water, spatial geometries, emergence, resilience, and the ecological...

  • Property InvestmentABPL90036

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is a survey of investment decision-making in the context of property, with a focus on cash flows, return, and value. Property investments are surveyed with emphases on the analysis of commercial real estate and the theory and methods of investment analysis in respect to tax and finan...

  • Property SecuritisationABPL90034

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics covered include: Commercial property as an investment asset class in Australia; Property joint ventures, partnerships, trusts, funds and companies; Listed and unlisted REITs; Valuation and pricing of listed and unlisted property securities; Equity and debt financing; Taxation of property ...

  • Landscape Detail DesignABPL90074

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly called Advanced Landscape Technology. This subject links the creative, practical and technical aspects of landscape architecture design process to construction by developing knowledge and skills that translate and communicate design into the language of construction doc...

  • 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...

  • Realising The Knowledge EconomyABPL90409

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Realising The Knowledge Economy develops a holistic approach to the understanding and realisation of the urban knowledge economy, i.e., an urban development strategy that draws upon knowledge-intensive sectors and activities. In particular, the implications and impacts of this strategy in propert...

  • MUCH Heritage Industry InternshipABPL90360

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students enrolled in this subject will complete a internship of a minimum of four weeks full-time placement with an external organisation in the architectural, urban and cultural heritage field. Students will be supervised by the Subject Coordinator in collaboration with a designated party at the...