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Issues in Technology (ABPL90328)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90328
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Shifting focus every year, depending on the currency of specific topics and the opportunities presented to undertake in-depth analyses of issues of relevance in construction, this subject gives students the opportunity to insert an ad-hoc and by-and-large experimental element in their curricula, which can be used to further tailor individual programs. Content and details are advertised at the beginning of every academic year.

Intended learning outcomes

  • To engage with issues of disciplinary relevance or opportunities for curriculum development on an ad-hoc basis.
  • To understand in-depth analyses of issues of relevance in construction.

Eligibility and requirements


Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design or approval from the subject coordinator.



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Workshop participation (group and individual activities), 3,000 word equivalent, throughout the workshop (60%)
  • Questionnaire on timber post-formed gridshells, in order to check basic knowledge on the topic (which will be provided with short lectures during the workshop), 750 word equivalent, due on the last day of the workshop , 15%
  • Workshop report and short essay, according to instructions and template which will be provided, 1,250 words equivalent, week 12 , 35%

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

This subject has a quota of 15.

This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.

Selection criteria: Academic merit. Priority will be given to Master of Architecture Studio D and E students, who have completed Design Studio(How Virtual Becomes Real) about Gridshell design as this is a complementary activity to that. Secondly, priority will be given to students who show in their study plan a specific interest for form-resistant structures, digital design and free-form design. Thirdly, priority will be given to students with higher marks in their previous subject/studios.

For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/quota-subjects

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 3 April 2019