Faculty of Architecture,
Building & Planning



The Faculty of Architecture Building & Planning (ABP) has an outstanding reputation for educating top-class professionals in the wide range of disciplines involved in the planning, design, production and management of the built and natural environment. ABP offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in property in construction, leading to careers in asset management, property development, investment appraisal, valuation, project management, building surveying, construction management, construction technology, and quantity surveying/ construction economics.


Our programs are attractive to those looking for a career change as well as to property and construction professionals wishing to extend their professional reach and/ or develop a particular area of interest.


Our courses are accredited by a wide range of organization [depending on subjects undertaken], including the Australian Institute of Building, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Australian Property Institute, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors, Malaysian Board of Quantity Surveyors, Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors.


Postgraduate Programs


The Master of Building (by thesis) can be undertaken in areas such as:

·          property investment and development

·          corporate real estate

·          property valuation and analysis

·          facilities planning and management

·          building construction management

·          building economics and quantity surveying

·          construction technology


ABP’s PhD students are currently researching in the areas of:

·          property management

·          construction materials

·          construction management


·          Master of Property and Construction (by Coursework)

·          Post/Graduate Diploma in Planning and Design (Property and Construction)

·          Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying

·          Graduate Diploma in Property Valuation





Undergraduate Programs

·          Bachelor of Planning and Design (Property and Construction)

·          Bachelor of Property and Construction


Strategic Research: ABP and Industry

ABP has strong research relationships with industry. Collaborative research projects provide opportunities for the University of Melbourne and industry to pool their resources and work together to address issues of common interest. Current collaborative projects involving ABP staff include:

·          the role of perceptions and community values in local government property management (with a number of municipal councils)

·          the performance of environmentally sustainable design features in commercial buildings (with the Construction Industry Institute of Australia and the Public Works Department of Queensland)

·          the delivery of on-line tourism information using three-dimensional modelling and interactive multimedia technologies (with Lonely Planet)


For more information:

Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, Vic 3010

Tel: +61 3 8344 6417, Fax: +61 3 8344 5532, Email: abp-info@unimelb.edu.au

Web: www.abp.unimelb.edu.au