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SRL732 - Plants, Design and Ecologies

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Beau Beza

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 6 x 1 day class/seminars (6 hours per day).

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

SRL732 considers the role of plants and plant material in landscape design and landscape architecture. The thrust of this unit is upon planting design, and learning about plants and their applications and possibilities as a design medium. Planting design is the art and process of designing and creating plans for layout and planting of public domain areas, gardens, and landscapes.

This unit explores and reviews the realm of plant science and natural ecology as it pertains principally to the profession of landscape architecture. Part of the unit seeks to explore nomenclature, plant habitat and needs and plants generally in terms of their scientific and taxonomic use, language and peculiarities. A second part nurtures an individual appreciation and palette of plant materials pertinent to the practice of planting design. A third part explores basic concepts of ecological science including systems, scientific communities, the role of soils and geology, the links between plants and wildlife, and the food and medicinal properties of plants whether European, scientific and or Indigenous. A fourth part will examine two ecosystem types, for example coastal and riverine, as case studies in indigenous plant and ecological systems and the manner in which such systems have been appropriated and used in landscape architecture design, ecological restoration, rehabilitation, planning and or management projects as well as their despoliation, misuse, dilution by exotics and noxious species, fragmentation of corridors and patches, and the impact of human-driven land development activities. Lastly, the unit considers the use of plants as a medium in design will be explored and considered through a planting design exercise.

Assessment

Backyard planting design 10%, plant book 30%, site analysis 20%, planting design 30%, planting design oral presentation 10%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$3176$3486

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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