Landscape Construction I

Subject 207-292 (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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Forty hours of lectures and tutorials, eight hours of field trips
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 207-155 Horticultural Practice II
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 Ian Winstone
Subject Overview:

This subject aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of a range of built elements, their application in the landscape, design, performance and method of construction.

The areas of study include:

  • urban soils and their relevance to built structures;

  • earthworks and earthmoving equipment;

  • water infiltration, movement and retention in urban soils and soil drainage;

  • concrete, masonry structures and pavements;

  • walls, fences and retaining walls;

  • field rock placement;

  • formal and free form water features;

  • plant selection, planting and establishment.

Site visits and case studies will be used to demonstrate the application of different elements and construction methods and the aesthetic contribution of the various elements will be discussed.

Assessment: One 2-hour written examination 70% (due end of the semester) and one project report of 3000 words 30% (due end of the semester).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

  • Growing Media for Ornamental Plants and Turf (K A Handreck and N D Black), NSW University Press, Kensington, NSW, 2002
  • Drainage for Sportsturf and Horticulture (K McIntyre and B Jakobsen), Horticultural Engineering Consultancy, Kambah, ACT, 1998
  • Landscape Construction Notes (G S Thomas), Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Melbourne, 1999
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

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