Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Six days of classes (from approximately 9am to 5pm) spread over a selection of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in March and April. |
Total Time Commitment:
Approximately 120 hours comprising time in class, preparation and assessment.
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The Melbourne School of Land and Environment (MSLE) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and School policy to take reasonable steps to make reasonable adjustments so as to enable the student’s participation in the School’s programs. MSLE contributes to the New Generation degrees and offers a broad range of programs across undergraduate and post-graduate levels many of which adopt a multi-disciplinary approach.
Students of the School’s courses must possess intellectual, ethical, and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence required by the School. Candidates must have abilities and skills in observation; motor in relevant areas; communication; in conceptual, integrative, and quantitative dimensions; and in behavioural and social dimensions.
Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability, however students need to be able to participate in the program in an independent manner and with regard to their safety and the safety of others.
I. Observation: In some contexts, the student must be able to observe demonstrations and experiments in the basic and applied sciences. More broadly, observation requires reading text, diagrams, maps, drawings and numerical data. The candidate should be able to observe details at a number of scales and record useful observations in discipline dependant contexts.
II. Communication: A candidate should be able to communicate with fellow students, professional and academic staff, members of relevant professions and the public. A candidate must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively. Communication includes not only speech but also reading and writing.
III. Motor: Candidates should have sufficient motor function necessary for participation in the inherent discipline-related activities. The practical work, design work, field work, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, require varying motor movement abilities. Off campus investigations may include visits to construction sites, urban, rural and/or remote environments.
IV. Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: These abilities include measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis. Problem solving, the critical skill demanded of professionals in land and environment industries, requires all of these intellectual abilities. In addition, the candidate should be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and to understand the spatial relationships of structures.
V. Behavioural and Social Attributes: A candidate must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorDr Natalie Jamieson, Mr Arnaud Gallois
Office for Environmental Programs
Ground Floor, Walter Boas Building (building 163)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This is one of two core subjects offered within the Master of Environment degree. The subject covers alternative concepts and definitions of sustainable practice; critical appraisal of approaches taken by different disciplines to environmental issues and their identification; the scoping of potential solutions; the evaluation of costs and benefits; and the implementation of solutions. It also raises challenges to sustainability, including the processes that operate at different scales.
On completion of this subject, students will gain a fundamental appreciation of concepts of sustainability and recognise appropriate (or best) practice ideas in implementing it. The subject covers areas of relevance to all disciplines and is consciously interdisciplinary and reflexive in its orientation.
Assessment will involve an individual report (15%), group reports (35%) due after completion of the intensive teaching delivery in the first half of Semester One, and an individual essay assignment of relevance to the student's chosen field (topic selected in consultation with an academic staff member from the course). Word length for the essay is 3-000 - 4,000 words. The essay is usually due in Week 12 of Semester One (50%).
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Subject readings will be available for students.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.environment.unimelb.edu.au/|
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