Conservation Technology

Subject ABPL90299 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 20 hours: 10 hours of lectures; 10 hours of class work or site visits.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

Office experience with a conservation practitioner.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


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

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

The physical and engineering aspects of the remediation, stabilisation and waterproofing of historic buildings.


To give the ability to recognise physical problems, undertake simple calculations, design remedial measures, and to brief specialist consultants where necessary.


Up to four written and illustrated reports based upon physical inspections due throughout intensive teaching period, totalling 6000 words (or equivalent), 100%.

Prescribed Texts:

John Ashurst (ed), Conservation of Ruins, London, 2007.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

The diagnosis of structural and physical problems.

Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Master of Design (Heritage)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects (without prerequisites)

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