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Unit description

Describes the form, function and emergent properties of healthy, productive rural landscapes. Explores ecological design and planning processes and the concept of ecological indicators. Students learn the rural landscape design process including water management approaches.

Unit content

  1. Reading your landscape
  2. Transitioning the landscape: Effective Landscape Design and Planning
  3. Rural or urban landscape design and planning approaches
  4. The design and planning process part 1
  5. The design and planning process part 2
  6. Presentation and communication of plans

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the geographic and agricultural elements of a rural landscape
2select and apply approaches for working with the natural and agricultural capital in the landscape for efficient farm planning and design
3apply appropriate digital technologies in rural landscape planning
4 develop an agroecological landscape design and plan.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the geographic and agricultural elements of a rural landscape
  2. select and apply approaches for working with the natural and agricultural capital in the landscape for efficient farm planning and design
  3. apply appropriate digital technologies in rural landscape planning
  4. develop an agroecological landscape design and plan.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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