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  • Foundations of ArchitectureABPL20030

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    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 and design traditions of early civilisations in the Middle East, Europe,...

  • Measurement of Building WorksABPL30040

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject introduces the quantification of building works. It covers the principles and practice of measurement in simple residential construction including the application and use of the Australian Standard Method of Measurement (ASMM) of Building works in practice. It covers the following as...

  • Environmental Building SystemsABPL20036

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject covers key elements of building services and sustainability at a residential and commercial scale. The subject aims to teach the basic terminology and concepts behind providing comfortable and effectively functioning buildings in terms of sun, envelope, services (water, waste, gas, e...

  • Construction Measurement and EstimatingABPL90208

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject builds on knowledge from Measurement of Building Works (ABPL30040) and Cost Management (ABPL90312). It comprises further measurement, quantification for cost planning and documentation of building works and measurement of civil engineering works. Topics include: measurement of buildi...

  • Place Making for The Built EnvironmentABPL90404

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    Placemaking is a worldwide movement focusing on the process, development and design of public or shared semi-private places through the active participation of the citizens. The aim of placemaking is to achieve place attachment which is linked to positive citizenship, health and safety. This subj...

  • ZEMCH Sustainable Design WorkshopABPL90394

    Offered:JanuaryYear:2019

    This subject is an intensive 5-day workshop that encompasses a series of lectures on zero energy mass custom home (ZEMCH) design and function analysis techniques, as well as hands-on trainings of energy and environmental design simulation tools for implementation during the workshop.The ZEMCH Sus...

  • Prefabrication in BuildingABPL90325

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject will expose you to the latest international developments in prefabrication and its application within construction. You will develop an appreciation for how prefabrication can be used to minimise or avoid many of the issues currently faced by the construction industry as well as the e...

  • Labour in ConstructionABPL90332

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    The construction industry is not only one of the largest employment sectors globally but also one of the most dynamic and complex industrial settings. The industry relies heavily on the skill set of a wide range of workers who are employed within diverse industry settings. This subject investigat...

  • AA Visiting School GraduateABPL90386

    Offered:JulyYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject is a two week intensive design studio held typically on the first two weeks of July. The workshop will be run by visiting staff from the Architectural Association, School of Architecture, UK as well as teaching staff from MSD. The subject introduces students to contemporary digital d...

  • Architecture Design Studio: AirABPL30048

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    The core of the undergraduate design sequence is the development of both design thinking and dexterity with tools. Students will undertake a series of studio-based exercises in design demanding greater synthesis of diverse requirements and leading to increasingly resolved designs. Emphases inclu...

  • Hacking Cities - Upgrading Urban LifeABPL20054

    Offered:Winter TermYear:2019

    Many aspects of city life could be improved, but change seems hard. Some interventions are ineffective, others have unintended side effects. Cities rely on various systems such as transport, health care, energy, education etc. Many urban problems are not malfunctions of these systems but side eff...

  • Site TectonicsABPL20047

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces landscape as a three-dimensional space. Aspects of site grading and earthwork manipulation will be explored, including their experiential and functional implications. The Importance of landform modelling to the design vocabulary of landscape architecture will be introduced...

  • Landscape Architecture Design ThesisABPL90375

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is the culmination of each student's studies in Master of Landscape Architecture. Students will be offered a studio thematic which provides scope for an original approach to design synthesis in landscape architecture, which is based on research and critical thinking. These studios ma...

  • Risk in ConstructionABPL90035

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Organised as an advanced seminar, the subject exposes students to the various dimensions of risk management at different levels in a specific internal and external environment. Enabling them to establishing the contexts; identity, analyse and evaluate the risks; and select the best risk treatment...

  • Furniture Workshop ABPL90222

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    With informed consideration of materiality, anthropometrics and fabrication techniques, students will explore ways of delivering a furniture piece that addresses a thematic of ‘The body at rest.’ This ExLab subject values experimentation with making processes, tools, and materials to inform the d...

  • Industry Partner project StudioABPL30044

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject was formerly known as Project Planning Studio This capstone subject brings together and builds on an understanding of construction technologies and introduces project management concepts. Using an integrated project involving a series of studio-based exercises, students will transla...

  • Landscape Studio 4: Designed EcologiesABPL30061

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This is a studio capstone subject that bridges design and ecological science. Studio projects will address ecological design as fundamental to modern landscape architectural practice. The studio integrates teaching and learning activities through a digital design platform, with the core program o...

  • Smoke and MirrorsABPL90378

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject will be exploring digital fabrication techniques, physical computing and rapid (laser-cut), model-making and prototyping drawing on reference material as a narrative base.  The subject will have an emphasis on hands-on exploration of spatial and creative processes will challenge the...

  • Forms and Politics in ArchitectureABPL90357

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In design thinking and practice, there is a schism between ‘formal’ and ‘political’ (or compositional and socio-political) considerations. This subject provides a study of the relations between form and politics, in an attempt to fill up this critical gap. Ideas and theories of form and of politi...

  • Construction Regulations and ControlABPL90295

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject aims to give students an introduction to construction regulations including: relevant State and Commonwealth government legislation and the Building Code of Australia (including performance requirements, Deemed to Satisfy solutions and alternative solutions);fire technology includin...