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  • Visions and Agendas in ArchitectureABPL90403

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject introduces an ongoing study of theories and polemics for architectural design from early modern times to the present. Figures such as Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Sigfried Giedion, Robert Venturi, Manfredo Tafuri, Kazuo Shinohara, and Rem Koolhaas are introduced and examined. The su...

  • Construction Cost Planning and EconomicsABPL30056

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines the financial management of construction at the pre-contract stage including the practice of the professional quantity surveyor. This subject aims to give students the knowledge of the processes involved in establishing and maintaining client’s budget at the design stage. It...

  • The Architecture of Wishful ThinkingABPL90124

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will explore utopian architecture and planning projects based on political idealism, wishful thinking and the prospects of technology. What does technology contribute to the creation of a modern utopia? Is technology the key to a democratic society without poverty and class warfare? ...

  • Compositional AnalysisABPL90121

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Students will undertake a series of drawn analyses of chosen architectural works to identify compositional tactics, to interpret architectural theories and the ideological and philosophical positions of particular architects.

  • Life Cycle BIMCONS90005

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will cover Digital Engineering (DE) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes over the full life cycle of construction projects including the operations phase. DE and BIM are sophisticated technical and process tools, and necessary in today’s construction projects. The subje...

  • Lean Management in ConstructionCONS90006

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Lean principles originating in the manufacturing industry and lean management practices have gained traction and use in the construction industry. Lean construction has the potential to reduce waste and improve value in construction projects. This subject will develop knowledge and understanding ...

  • City FuturesABPL20045

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    What is the future of the polis? Exploration of past and present conditions of urban ordering and development inform understanding of 21st century challenges for cities and urban societies. This subject critically examines imagined city futures from historical and contemporary perspectives, incor...

  • Facilities for Social SustainabilityABPL90303

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject is a multi-disciplinary and inter-cultural investigation of social infra-structural needs for socially sustainable communities. Field trips will be an integral part of the subject. The subject provides an opportunity to explore culture, people and places by addressing complex real-li...

  • Environmental Design- CommercialARCH30003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Environmental Design: Commercial forms part of the Environmental Systems specialisation. This subject  prioritises the sustainable building design process and assessment tools used in the design of BCA class 3 – 9 buildings, which includes office, hospital, education, school, hotel, aged care, w...

  • Explorations (Landscape Studio 1)ABPL20038

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject introduces fundamental approaches for thinking about and exploration of landscape architecture. This studio explores ideas of presentation, design processes, and key theoretical concepts relating to contemporary landscape architectural design.

  • Property Analysis StudioABPL30045

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This final year Bachelor of Environments capstone subject for the Property Major, undertaken in a studio environment, builds upon prior property subjects and consolidates understanding of business planning and objectives, site analysis, statutory planning analysis, property markets, market analys...

  • Polemic Design in China Japan KoreaABPL90388

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Fragments of design thinking in East Asia, such as those of Japan and of current China, are well known or at least accessible. Yet there is hardly a concise, critical and comprehensive study on modern and current architecture of China, Japan and Korea together, as a whole and as a challenging cas...

  • Healthy Employment Centres StudioABPL90088

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    The social, economic and environmental advantages of providing a diversity of housing choices, close to jobs and services, have been recognized by successive state planning policies. However, these policies have largely failed to provide mixed use, walkable communities near train stations. The cu...

  • Humanitarian ConstructionABPL90277

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Our planet faces significant challenges from global climate change, increasing natural disasters, urbanisation, population growth, intra-state conflict and poverty. The response to these challenges is largely implemented by the humanitarian sector. Within this sector, the provision of built envir...

  • Sustainable Tropical HousingABPL90152

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will introduce the principles for designing and constructing sustainable housing in the tropics. It addresses the effects of both sociological and technical issues and discusses affordability, liveability, environmental impacts, sociality and relationships between community networks ...

  • Construction Industry and EnvironmentABPL90310

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject aims to develop an understanding and awareness of the life cycle environmental effects of building design and construction, including the approaches that can be used to assess and minimise them, with a particular emphasise on life cycle assessment. Through an introduction to environ...

  • Studies in Building Cultures and MarketsABPL90311

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject investigates the organization of the construction industry in various country environments, with an emphasis on the strategic selection of construction technologies and methods according to specific social, economic, legal and technological contexts as well as regional traditions. Co...

  • Managing the Modern Construction FirmCONS90003

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject examines management issues relating to contemporary businesses within the construction industry. The various models of organisations and corporate strategies to achieve competitive advantage are researched and explored. Management concepts such as financial analysis, competitive stra...

  • Spatial AnalyticsABPL90408

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    Spatial Analytics is the study of geospatial digital data, information, knowledge and models to understand trends, complexities and inform decision process. The subject explores a range of approaches at the intersection of spatial information, statistics and policy to further students’ understand...

  • Advanced Building TechniquesCONS90008

    Offered:Not offered inYear:2019

    This subject will expose the latest international developments in Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA).  It will discuss how DfMA can be used to minimise or avoid many of the issues currently faced by the construction industry, and the environmental, financial and social benefits that are...