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SRA760 - Urban Ecologies

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Cohort rule:

Students enrolled in S700 or S701 must enrol in campus mode

Unit chair:

David Jones





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar for 10 weeks.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The unit will challenge students to rehearse and then apply this understanding to specific urban conditions and sites. The unit will act as a broad critical analysis of the contemporary social, economic and environmental challenges that shape Australia’s built environment and to consider various strategies for forming new or regenerating existing urban territories. This unit will immerse students in analysis of a complex urban project addressing the multiple scales, ecologies, infrastructure conditions, building types and material expressions.
The project-based format will be supplemented with classes that introduce each exercise and additional talks that address the theoretical bases of urban ecologies. Students are presented with urban conditions that have been selected to introduce an increasing array of physical, social, and environmental complexities as the trimester proceeds. Students will be asked to engender a critical consideration of contemporary urban environments and its relation to differing ecologies.


Morphological analysis 30%, speculative design 35%, strategic ecological considerations 35%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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