Environmental Design

Subject ABPL90049 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x 2 hour tutorial weekly and a number of lectures throughout the semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

702-443 (ABPL40013) Environmental Design

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Dr Boon Lay Ong


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Website: http://www.msd.unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

Introduction to environmentally responsive and responsible architecture and urban spaces. Topics include:

  • Environmental issues in architecture and urbanism;
  • Primary concepts in environmentally-responsive design;
  • Energy use in the built environment: effective use of energy resources, new environmentally-responsive strategies for architectural design and urban development;
  • Bioclimatic architecture and urbanism;
  • Bioclimatic regionalism and contextualism and the cultural significance of bioclimatic design.

None specified


Assignments (eg exercises, essays, class presentations) equivalent to not more than 4000 words (60%) and one written test (40%).

Prescribed Texts:

None specified

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Theoretical understanding of the logic and principles of sustainable urban and architectural design;
  • Practical application of environmental philosophy in urban and architectural design.
Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Design (Urban Design)
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Design
Postgraduate Diploma in Planning and Design
Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Design
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation

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