SLE741 - Regional Development Economics and Planning


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour lectures per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per week


This unit provides students the opportunity to learn about relevant regional development theories and models, their particular contribution to an understanding of regional and rural development processes and their applicability in practice in different contexts, both in Australia and overseas.

Upon the successful completion of this unit, students should be able to analyse the economic situation of any particular region through the application of relevant theories and models as well as suggest possible development policies for the region of interest.

Learning activities in this unit are organised for students to explore relevant theories and models including those related to economic growth (e.g. trade-led/exposed growth), uneven spatial development (e.g. spatial polarisation), endogenous territorial development, and ecological-economy models.

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