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  • Procurement MethodsABPL90327

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject exposes students to construction procurement in a broad sense, by articulating and examining the legal and functional links between multiple contracting parties in project delivery. Different procurement methods with their associated contract types are introduced, and the theories and...

  • Travelling Studio Tuhoe (New Zealand)ABPL90410

    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...

  • Design Approaches and Methods (PG)ABPL90236

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject will critically explore approaches and methods in architectural design. It aims to undertake a careful, reflective engagement with a range of design approaches in architecture - from maximalist to minimalist - to examine their pros and cons, their ease of use, their outcomes and their...

  • Digital Design ApplicationsABPL90123

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject focuses on algorithmic digital form explorations using intensive computational scripting coupled with fabrication of detailed material models. The selected topics introduced in the subject include: variational design, interactive skins and spaces, materials and technologies of digita...

  • Principles of Heritage and ConservationABPL90282

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    This subject will give students an overview of issues, ideas and practices that characterise the heritage and conservation field, especially as they pertain to the conservation of buildings and landscapes. Students will explore the differences between conservation, restoration and reconstruction;...

  • Life Cycle Analysis and SustainabilityABPL90027

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject examines a number of topics relevant to the long-term ownership and use of buildings where sustainability is important. These topics include: Issues in property asset life cycles;Facility economics, including economic decision-making and life cycle costing;Triple-bottom line decision...

  • The Shaping of Urban DesignABPL90316

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject is an introduction to the contemporary technical tools and urban models that are required in the practice of urban design. The theoretical focus is on contemporary techniques and models that have been generated by architects, landscape architects and planners. It emphasises links bet...

  • Urban Transport PoliticsABPL90056

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the politics of transport planning in cities and regions. It examines recent examples of transport planning in Australian cities and globally with a particular emphasis on how patterns of mobility and automobility have come to influence transport planning decisions. A dilemm...

  • Planning Law & Statutory PlanningABPL90130

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject covers the legal framework within which urban planning takes place, and the ways in which local provisions (e.g. ‘Planning Schemes' in Victoria) can be used to implement plans by regulating development. It focuses on the legal frameworks and measures used in Australia, with particula...

  • MSD Research Project Short (12.5 Points)ABPL90066

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    ABPL90066 MSD Research Project Short (12.5 points) is designed to produce a 5,000-word ordered, critical exposition of knowledge gained through the student's own efforts, demonstrating a sound understanding of a topic of their choice. Regular meetings with a supervisor allow the student to obtain...

  • Visual CommunicationsABPL20048

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This elective 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...

  • Advanced Property AnalysisABPL90011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject builds on property fundamentals and focuses on research in the real estate market. The subject aims to give you a range of applied skills in advanced property analysis, such as: Contemporary consideration in valuation of specialist properties (e.g. rural properties, shopping centres...

  • Design ThesisABPL90169

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the culmination of each student's studies in Master of Architecture. 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...

  • Measured Drawings & Digital HeritageABPL90020

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019Quotas apply

    This is a hands-on subject which introduces students to the process of documenting an historical building for the purpose of archive and publication. Students will have opportunity to learn all the skills required to complete the subject, including measuring techniques, architectural drawing (han...

  • Landscape Studio 5:Sustainable UrbanismABPL90072

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    One of the primary themes driving environmental design thinking in the first decades of the 21st century is the concept of sustainability. Cities, other forms of human settlements, landscapes and larger bio-geographical regions can be made to be more sustainable through various design interventio...

  • Urban Design StudiesABPL20037

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Urban design is defined as the shaping of public space, distinguished from urban planning by its focus on urban form, from landscape architecture by its focus on built form and from architecture by its focus on public space. This subject will introduce and critically analyse a broad range of conc...

  • Steel and Concrete Structural SystemsABPL30046

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Structures and Construction Systems. Commercial construction can take many forms and often includes a multitude of complex systems with specific plant and equipment requirements. These commercial buildings can include high, medium or low rise office or apartmen...

  • Global Foundations of DesignABPL10004

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Global Foundations of Architecture This subject will survey the history of architecture and urbanism from the beginnings of shelter to the end of the 17th century in the context of social, technical and environmental settings. It will include the architecture a...

  • Construction SchedulingABPL90323

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    Through an introduction to details of construction scheduling techniques and use of professional scheduling tools, this subject articulates the clear processes of logical development of time program for construction activities in projects. Real-life case projects are used for students to explore ...

  • Property Law (PG)ABPL90041

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Overview of the legal system in Australia: The concept of property and ownership in AustraliaComparative land policyThe general law and the Torrens land registration systemsThe legal nature of land: improvements, fixtures and chattelsEncumbrances: easements, restrictive covenants, rightCo-owners...