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SET111 - Environmental Design

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Ellen Moon
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

SEJ101

Typical study commitment:

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

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.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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)

Content

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 Unit
At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Define problems from client and end user perspectives

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO2

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 capabilities
GLO2: Communication

ULO3

Explain how geological and hydrological processes influence environmental design processes

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Apply design, project management and teamwork skills to implement an environmental design project
using critical and creative processes

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO7: Teamwork

ULO5

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 capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO5: Problem solving

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

Assessment

Assessment Description

Length

Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)

Indicative Due week 

Design portfolio

Develop and submit a design portfolio

50%

Weeks 4, 8 and 12

Environmental design project (group)

2,000 word group project report

30%

Week 10

Oral presentation

5 minute oral presentation

20%

Week 8

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.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible for a pass in this unit, students must achieve a minimum of 50% on Assessment Task 1 – Design Portfolio.

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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