SET111 - Environmental Design


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

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

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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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 class per week, 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 (online)

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.

Hurdle requirement

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

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