Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.
Selection criteria: Academic merit. Priority will be given to students enrolled in the Master of Landscape Architecture, the Master of Urban Planning and the Master of Urban Design.
Should applications from students enrolled in the above courses exceed the number of places available, selection will be based on academic merit (overall GPA). Should applications from students enrolled in the above courses be less than the number of places available, remaining applicants will be ranked and selected on the basis of academic merit (overall GPA).
For detailed information on the quota subject application process and due dates, refer to the EDSC Quota Subjects webpage: http://edsc.unimelb.edu.au/quota-subjects
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours per week |
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Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
General literacy across one of these fields: Computer Science, Ecology, Urban and Landscape Planning, Property Development and Management.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Siqing Chen
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
This subject introduces the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its application in landscape architecture, urban planning and development. It will:
The subject will be delivered through lectures/guest lectures, lab tutorials, workshops and practical sessions synthesising dominant themes in this fields of using GIS as tool to achieve sustainable design and ecological landscape planning.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
Vector-based GIS project, due week 6 20% 1000 word equivalent.
Raster-based GIS project, due week 8 30% 1500 word equivalent.
Final GIS project, due two weeks after end of semester, 50%, 2500 word equivalent.
M.N. DeMers, 2009, Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems (4th edition), John Wiley & Sons.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should have developed the following:
Master of Design (Urban Design) |
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Planning
200 point Master of Landscape Architecture |
300 point Master of Landscape Architecture
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects
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