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  • Smoke and MirrorsABPL90378

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will be exploring digital fabrication techniques, physical computing and rapid (laser-cut), model-making and prototyping drawing on reference material as a narrative base.  The subject will have an emphasis on hands-on exploration of spatial and creative processes will challenge the...

  • Financial Engineering in PropertyABPL90406

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Property is the choice of investors amongst many avenues of asset classes and constitutes a significant share of the global wealth. The economic performance of most developed countries is influenced by the performance of their real estate markets. The property investment has witnessed numerous cy...

  • Urban Design Studio AABPL90061

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Students will undertake introductory abstract design exercises in the first half of semester providing the foundation for a major urban design proposition and the development of that proposition for end of semester assessment. This subject covers an introduction to a broad range of urban design i...

  • Design Strategies of Asian GardensABPL90402

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces design strategies of Asian gardens and explores the aesthetic values and underlying concepts through lectures, readings and workshops. Gardens in East and South Asia, including China, Japan and Korea, are used as primary cases for investigation, but students can select gar...

  • Architecture and MediaABPL90368

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject critically examines the contemporary and historical modes in which architecture engages with media. Some forms of media tools at the architect’s disposal to be studied include: the magazine, the journal article, the exhibition, the manifesto, the website, the competition, and the empl...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Formative Ideas in ArchitectureABPL30053

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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 following themes: enlightenment, the rise of archaeology and neo-classicism; the emergin...

  • Travelling Studio (Los Angeles)ABPL90296

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    Travelling studios are working laboratories for design thought and production, and involve the exploration of complex, real-life issues. They expose students to unfamiliar cultures, places and people, and stimulate their ability to think creatively and solve problems. These studios aim to bring t...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Speculative SystemsABPL90147

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This seminar explores technology in relationship to nature, culture and design. Its core goal is to critically consider future design practice and values, knowledge, skills, communities, learning behaviours and forms of resistance that are of relevance to future practitioners. The seminar engage...

  • Morphological MappingABPL30051

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce the field of urban morphological analysis and a range of techniques for urban mapping. It will include techniques for mapping and analysis of various layers of urban data, for instance: figure/ground, grain size, building and public space typology, infrastructure, func...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Land Use and Urban DesignABPL90132

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Urban Design for Planners. 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 desi...

  • 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...

  • 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...