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Australian Architecture (PG) (ABPL90089)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90089
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Topics include:

  • the development and planning of settlements in Australia: the colonial architecture of New South Wales and Tasmania;
  • land and building regulations, urban conditions, building techniques;
  • the development of architecture in Melbourne from its founding to recent times and the emergence of modern architecture.

Special emphasis will be placed on the Melbourne environment.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Understand the historical development of Australian architecture, construction, landscape design and urban planning;
  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the formative traditions in the design of the built environment in Australia by establishing an overall cultural framework within which an individual building (or place) can be located and assessed;
  • Develop a critical framework for the evaluation and assessment of architectural ideas as translated into built form.

Generic skills

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

• Analysis of buildings and places in terms of their context, form, planning spatial effects, construction, function and social role
• Understanding of architectural historiography
• Understanding of primary architectural research methods
• Essay/report writing to master's standard

Last updated: 3 April 2019