Managing Green Roofs and Walls

Subject HORT50002 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 5 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

November, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 30-Nov-2015 to 04-Dec-2015
Assessment Period End 31-Jan-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 01-Dec-2015
Census Date 18-Dec-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-Jan-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours (4 days of intensive workshops)
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in the Specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit:


Kathy Griffiths, Program Coordinator

The University of Melbourne

Level 3, 442 Auburn Road,

Hawthorn, Vic 3122 Australia

T: +61 3 9810 3174
F: +61 3 9810 3149


Subject Overview:

This subject explores the management and maintenance of green roofs and walls. The content will include guidelines and policies supporting green roofs and walls, maintenance requirements, the development of management plans, and local and international case studies. Students will gain a thorough understanding of green roof and wall maintenance with lectures from expert practitioners and visits to local project sites.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyse international green roof and wall guidelines, specifications and standards
  • Identify and discuss maintenance and management issues relevant to green roofs and walls
  • Evaluate maintenance and management of green roof and wall case studies
  • Prepare a management plan for a green roof or wall
  • 50% Management plan equivalent to 3000 words
  • 30% Assignment equivalent to 1500 words
  • 20% Group based presentation of 15 minutes (equivalent to 500 words)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Specialist Certificate in Green Roofs and Walls

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