Management of Urban Vegetation

Subject 207-206 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours lectures, 24 hours practicals and field trips, 12 hours tutorials and seminars
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Clive Sorrell
Subject Overview:

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • recognise the need to utilise both ecological and technological principles in the development of sustainable urban horticulture systems;

  • demonstrate understanding of the principles and practices involved in establishing and managing vegetation in a variety of naturally-occurring and 'built' environments;

  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between design, implementation and after-use of selected landscape elements; and

  • identify and discuss the management of a range of plants used in urban landscapes.

Topics include:

  • the development of sustainable urban horticulture systems;

  • water and weed control as case studies of sustainability;

  • the use of plant selection as a tool in landscape design and management;

  • the specific management of a range of urban landscape elements such as trees, ground cover and shrub mass, turf, seasonal colour plantings, natural and nature-like plantings;

  • specialist applications of horticultural techniques such as roof gardens, indoor landscapes, wetlands and the development of contaminated sites; and

  • plant material for urban landscapes.

Assessment: A 90-minute examination 35% (due end of the semester), four practical reports 40% and a group based seminar of 20 minutes during the semester (25%). Each student works in a small group of approximately three or four people. Each group is assigned a topic. Each group will present the topic to the class as if presenting a lecture. Each member of the group will address the class outlining an aspect of the topic and demonstrating that all of the members have participated in the work. Each group must demonstrate comprehension of the topic. There are three components of assessment and the seminar is marked by two academics according to the following criteria: presentation (5%), knowledge of the topic (15%), and preparation, planning and participation (5%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture
Bachelor of Horticulture
Bachelor of Horticulture
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management
Bachelor of Natural Resource Management

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