Measured Drawings & Digital Heritage

Subject ABPL90020 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
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:


Miss Jina Zheng



The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)

Current Student:

Subject Overview:

This is a hands-on subject which introduces students to the process of documenting an historical building for the purpose of archive and publication. Students will work in small groups to research, measure and document a building of historic value.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Acquire a solid understanding of the language of Architectural Drawings.
  • Be introduced to a variety of techniques and programs used for measuring and drawing: hand drafting, CAD, Adobe Photoshop (photogrammetry), Adobe InDesign, etc.
  • Develop confidence in producing illustrated documents for publication.
  • Exercise 1: drawing (1,000 word equivalent), 20%, due week 4
  • Exercise 2: group assignment combining research & drawings (4,000 word equivalent per student), 80%, due week 14 (exam period)
Prescribed Texts: None
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:

  • Ability to accurately record existing conditions.

  • Ability to obtain dimensions by indirect means.

  • Ability to synthesize measurements to represent a structure in three dimensions.

  • Ability to represent a structure in accordance with objective drawing conventions.

Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Urban and Cultural Heritage
Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 200 point Master of Architecture
300 point Master of Architecture
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects

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