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  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Asia Pacific ModernitiesABPL30057

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

     Asia Pacific Modernities forms part of the Design Histories Specialisation. This subject will offer an integrated overview of urban, design, architectural and landscape related issues in the Asia Pacific region, including Asia and Australia. Fieldwork will include visits within Melbourne.  Top...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Urban & Cultural Heritage Research ProjABPL90383

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to produce a 5,000-word critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts which demonstrates a sound understanding of a topic of their choice relating to urban and cultural heritage. Regular meetings with a supervisor allow the student to obtain ad...

  • MUP Independent StudyABPL90306

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

    Independent Study is supervised by an urban planning or other MSD member of staff. It enables students to research a topic of particular relevance to their intellectual and career interests and which is not available in subjects taught within the Faculty. Permission to undertake this study is con...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Property Research and AnalysisABPL90363

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Property Research and Analysis is a taught module that draws on theories and techniques to analyse various property-related research questions in an applied way through selected research-based studies demonstrating how these theories and techniques are applied. The specific focus on research in t...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Research in ConstructionABPL90358

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject critically reviews established and emerging research areas in the field of construction. This is accompanied by an exposition of the underlying research objectives, the methods in use or required, and the challenges and limitations of the methods. Designed as an advanced, hands-on i...

  • 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...