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  • 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...

  • Managing Global City RegionsABPL90065

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject investigates the concept of the global city region as a source of issues that require new approaches by planning decision-makers. It does so by establishing the way that global city regions can be identified, how they are shaped by economic and social forces, and in turn how their pl...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Contract ManagementABPL90335

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the principles and procedures for effective contract management from both clients’ and contractors’ perspectives. Practices and techniques of planning and managing a contract through to a successful conclusion are presented. Topics include: development of legal framework for...

  • Means and Methods in ConstructionABPL90334

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject examines the features and functions of various construction plant and temporary works employed in Australia and abroad, comparatively discussing their advantages and disadvantages to facilitate selection according to specific construction contexts. The historical development of constr...

  • 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 and Landscape HeritageABPL90075

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    The development of landscape design in Australia. The influence and work of Australian landscape designers. Concepts of natural and cultural heritage. Types of landscape heritage: Australian indigenous landscapes, public and private parks and gardens, institutional and industrial landscapes, symb...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Building the Brief: People Process PlaceABPL90321

    Offered:JulyYear:2019

    This subject provides insight into the design briefing process for a range of facilities, with a specific focus on learning and health environments. Key issues addressed include how to effectively engage with users/occupants of buildings, collect data about their organisational objectives, activi...

  • Designing for Heat in the Public DomainABPL90380

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

     The implication of climate change on the liveability of cities is becoming increasingly apparent. This seminar explores the issue of heat and thermal comfort in the design of the public domain. This intensive is open to design students (architecture, landscape architecture and urban design) and...

  • Environmental SystemsABPL90086

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides a coverage of the different systems significant in the design of buildings, which are described in terms of 3 interlocking systems: human, mechanical and natural systems.Human Systems• Concepts of environmental comfort: heat, light and sound• Occupational Health, Safety and ...

  • Property DevelopmentABPL90026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to give students the knowledge and skills to be able to operate as a property professional in the area of development advice and decision making in property development. It comprises: the development process and the major players;time value of money;the decision to build;proper...