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Craft in Traditional Asian Architecture (ABPL90336)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Not available in 2018

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Year of offerNot available in 2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90336
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This subject requires students to study and research construction and conservation methods of East Asian timber buildings, and to produce drawings and writings highlighting details of such buildings. Students are also required to produce virtual displays highlighting the chosen structure, and possible alternatives, in their potential contexts.

As well as the above, students will be required to spend at least three hours a week in the construction workshop producing a full-size timber building that will be erected, initially, adjacent to the workshop and then in a public location.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion students should have a clear understanding of the construction techniques of traditional East Asian timber buildings and knowledge of the requirements and methods of their conservation.

Eligibility and requirements


Admission into one of the following courses

MC-ARCH Master of Architecture
MC-ARCH2Y Master of Architecture (200 points)
MC-ARCH3Y Master of Architecture (300 points)
MC-CM Master of Construction Management
MC-CONMG2Y Master of Construction Management (200 points)
MC-CONMG3Y Master of Construction Management (300 points)
MC-LARCH Landscape Master of Architecture
MC-LARCH2Y Landscape Master of Architecture (200 points)
MC-LARCH3Y Landscape Master of Architecture (300 points)
MC-PROP Master of Property
MC-PROP2Y Master of Property (200 points)
MC-PROP3Y Master of Property (300 points)
MC-DESURBD Master of Design (Urban Design)
234AA Master of Design
234AH Master of Design (Heritage)
373AA Graduate Diploma in Planning and Design


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



  • Scaled model and Detail drawings (group work), due week 4, 15%, 500 word equivalent per student.
  • Research paper and Journal (individual), due during exam period, 45%, 2500 words.
  • Building Construction/Decoration (group), due week 12, 40%, 2000 word equivalent per student.

Quotas apply to this subject

Dates & times

Not available in 2018

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Quota: 25

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

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

Last updated: 16 June 2018