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  • 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...

  • Constructed EcologiesABPL90263

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Constructed Ecologies engages with the key principles of ecology as a fundamental requirement for landscape architectural practice. Typical topics include biodiversity, soils, changing rural ecologies, wetlands and stormwater design strategies including water flows, environmental history informin...

  • Asset ManagementABPL90016

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics covered include: advanced life cycle based property asset management;economic modelling;asset management optimisation;functional and economic performance;standards;obsolescence;condition assessment;maintenance and refurbishment implications;market and income issues;property finance, accou...

  • Architectural Cultures 1: ModernismABPL90288

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject surveys the ways in which architecture as a discipline and a profession influenced, reciprocated and sometimes shaped the changing ideological, social and political environment of the 20th century and after. It identifies key ideas and interventions at different scales ranging from ...

  • ICT in BuildingABPL90331

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This subject explores the use of information and communication technologies from design to construction, to the post-delivery life cycle of buildings. The subject follows three overlapping themes: (i) historical overview of informatisation in the building industry, including the opportunities and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Political Economy of DesignABPL90411

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    Political Economy of Design seeks to position and discuss architecture in relation to the world of production, economic interests and community benefits, at a local and global scale. By integrating yet moving beyond the stylistic, technological or sociological aspects of the discipline, the discu...

  • 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...

  • Urban Design Studio CABPL90389

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Students will undertake a series of in depth, critical and propositional studio-based design esquisses or exercises leading to a major exploratory urban design proposition scheme. Their design proposition will investigate one or more key urban design issues or approaches in depth, whilst demonstr...

  • International Real Estate EconomicsABPL90339

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    As the real estate market becomes increasingly international, it is necessary to understand how specific national markets operate and how they relate to one another within an international system. With globalisation, capital flows with increasing ease between national economies, and many real est...

  • Hacking Society Systems in TransitionABPL90399

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    Persistent problems plague the systems of society. If you know how the systems work, can you hack them and transition them to be more sustainable, liveable, resilient? Energy, food, healthcare, transport and even cities as such. All of them complex systems, plagued by problems tied up with the ve...