2021 unit information
Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 hour online content per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 2 hour studio per week. All students must attend and participate in practical activities for this unit during the trimester.
1 x 1 hour online seminar and 1 x 1.5 hour online studio per week. All students must attend and participate in practical activities over 2 days in the intensive week (typically week 8 to complete assessment tasks)
This unit is focuses on the principles and practices of design, within the context of environmental systems. Design is an essential part of engineering professional practice, and students will explore the process of design ideation, definition, prototyping and testing by working on an authentic, real-world problem. The unit allows the students to explore the geological factors that influence environmental design projects, including the evolution of the geosphere and hydrosphere, while also considering the values and needs of clients and end users.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this UnitAt the completion of this Unitsuccessful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Define problems from client and end user perspectives
GLO3: Digital literacy
Use relevant information and design principles to ideate and propose possible approaches and solutions to satisfy the needs of clients and end users
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: Communication
Explain how geological and hydrological processes influence environmental design processes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
Apply design, project management and teamwork skills to implement an environmental design projectusing critical and creative processes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO7: Teamwork
Apply information, graphical and spatial skills and techniques to present a product that is a solution to a situational problem
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO5: Problem solving
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Grading and weighting(% total mark for unit)
Indicative Due week
Develop and submit a design portfolio
Weeks 4, 8 and 12
Environmental design project (group)
2,000 word group project report
5 minute oral presentation
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.
To be eligible for a pass in this unit, students must achieve a minimum of 50% on Assessment Task 1 – Design Portfolio.
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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