Dynamic Modelling of Cities

ARC80001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

This unit explores the potential for data and the use of emerging spatio-temporal and environmental modelling and analysis technology as an integrated part of design processes.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex spatial information and problems, and to perform critical analysis and synthesis.
2. Use relevant technical tools for data collection, analysis and mapping, and have knowledge of quantitative methods, spatial mapping, relevant digital software, and geographic information systems (GIS).
3. Identify problems and devise ways to investigate and solve these problems drawing on data and research based evidence that is integrated into their design process.
4. Translate data between multiple digital analysis and design platforms including geographic information systems (GIS), computer aided design (CAD), city information modelling (CIM) and building information modelling (BIM).
5. Use knowledge-capture approaches and related technical skills.
6. Gather, analyse and communicate qualitative and quantitative data relevant to differe