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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:

0.125

Cohort rule:

Students enrolled in S700 or S701 must enrol in campus mode

Unit chair:

Yolanda Esteban

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week, 1 x 3 hour practical for 5 weeks.  Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

SRA760 involves an examination of the large scale urban development processes. Through the trimester the student is exposed and will experience the typical professional practice process involved in regional–scale designing and urban ecological inquiries that implicate prospective land identification, selection and evaluation as to its capacity to accommodate development including the environmental and aesthetic quality, physical and environmental carrying capacity and performance of land, its ability to economically and environmentally cater for and accommodate built environment developments and their associated infrastructure including a range of different built environment forms, densities, and land use typologies, and the scope as to staging, different environmental and economic values and attributes.. The unit as also includes a broad critical analysis of the contemporary social, economic and environmental challenges, theories and precedents that have shaped and currently inform the making of Australia’s built environment including various strategies for forming new or regenerating existing urban territories.

The project-based format of the unit is scaffolded with classes that oversee the inquiry, its staging and its different levels and scales of inquiry, the use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool in research and modelling activities, while also addressing the theoretical parameters of urban ecology practice and theory. Students are presented with regional-scale extant or prospective urban contexts and conditions that introduce increasing complexity of physical, social, and environmental. Within this learning context, students are asked to critically consider contemporary greenfield/brownfield existing/prospective urban environments and their relation to differing ecologies.

Assessment

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

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

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


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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