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SRR767 - Built Environment Study Tour


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Offering information:

available from 2021

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3: Study Tour 

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Susan Ang
Trimester 3: Beau Beza
Trimester 2: Susan Ang




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

Study Tour:3 x 2 hour pre study tour seminar, 1 x 2 hour pre study tour travel safe workshop, minimum one week of study tour, 1 x 3 hour post study tour seminar.


Entry to this unit is via application and interview. Students are required to fund their own travel and accommodation costs and activities undertaken in this unit. 


SRR767 is a study tour unit designed for the postgraduate student, which will draw on the area of the student’s study irrespective of their discipline or campus. The unit offers students collaborative, immersive and experiential learning opportunities. The study tour enables students to address topical challenges associated with real world problems and to engage first hand with design understanding of built environment within diverse contexts and cultures. Skills will include cross cultural communication, personal goal setting, self-management and organisational skills, reflection, analysis and design, and development and implementation of study tour project. The substantive outcomes will vary according to the stream of study and will include exhibition quality presentation of both individual and collective effort.



These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Plan, organise and undertake creative research surrounding context analysis that identifies issues pertaining to cultural
social, and environmentally sustainable built environment problems to establish project inception that responds to socially and culturally diverse contexts of the study tour.

GLO5: Problem solving
GLO6: Self-management


Accumulate and document specialist knowledge of theories
processes and practice using the frameworks of methodical research, creative activity to demonstrate capacity for reflection on actions of professional learning gained through the study tour experience.

GLO6: Self-management 


Apply interpersonal and cross cultural skills to interact
contribute and collaborate in team learning activities to create and produce a cohesive group presentation for exhibition that clearly communicate the collaborative intentions and outcomes of the study tour.
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO7: Teamwork


Formulate considered responses that demonstrate concern
appreciation and reflection of social and cultural diversity in local and/or global contexts and the applications of ethical and sustainable approaches to identified context based problems.
GLO8: Global citizenship

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Context analysis report Written report, 2,000-word maximum 20% Respective due dates for different study tours
Study tour presentation Collaborative written report (5,000-word maximum), and 10-minute presentation 50% Respective due dates for different study tours
Post study tour reflection Electronic folio 40-page maximum 30% Respective due dates for different study tours

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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