Site Tectonics PG

Subject 702-696 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: 1 hour lecture per week; 3 hour workshop per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: A site visit/s will be required.


Dr Scott Alexander Heyes
Subject Overview:

This subject explores methods and techniques for manipulating site, landform, and drainage as they relate to landscape architecture. The fundamentals of earthwork computation, surveying techniques, and water dynamics in relation to landscape architecture will be covered.



  • to explore techniques for the manipulation of landform in relationship to landscape architecture;
  • to understand the representational techniques of landform and design;
  • to understand the relationship between design and ecological impacts as they relate to landform and drainage.
  • One assignment due early in semester worth 10% at an equivalent value of 500 words;
  • One assignment due before the mid-semester break worth 10% at an euqivalent value of 500 words;
  • an assignment worth 30% due after mid-semester, equivalent to 1500 words;
  • a research project and oral presentation worth 50% due at the end of semester, equivalent to 2500 words.
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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following:

  • Critical thinking;
  • Graphical representation of ideas;
  • Presentation skills both orally and visually;
  • Understanding design processes in relation to earthworks.

Related Course(s): Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture

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