|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject explores the design, specification and management of green roofs and walls. The content will include guidelines and policies supporting green roofs and walls, relevant typologies and categories of use, requirements for successful design, construction and maintenance, development of specifications and project management and local and international case studies. Students will gain a thorough understanding of green roof and wall design and function, the benefits provided to cities and people and gain hands on experience through practical activities and visits to local project sites.
Intended learning outcomes
- Evaluate international green roof and wall guidelines, specifications and standards
- Explain the key design considerations for green roofs and walls, including the development and use of specifications;
- Analyse substrate properties relating to green roof specification and how these affect plant performance and plant selection
- Assess and analyse experimentally how green roof substrates influence stormwater runoff retention capacity
- Assess and analyse experimentally how green wall design influences thermal performance
- Compare and evaluate methods for plant selection on green roofs and walls using research and case studies;
- Discuss maintenance and management issues relevant to green roof and wall case studies
- Source, interpret and apply written information from a range of resources to describe issues pertinent to design and specification of green roofs and walls.
- Use scientific and technical literature in the discussion and evaluation of green roof and wall design.
- Develop investigative and analytical skills through study of green roof and wall design case studies.
- Integrate theory of green roof and wall design with practical considerations in case study explorations of their implementation and on-going management and maintenance.
- Develop a practical understanding of green roof and wall implementation through interaction with guest industry speakers; Linking students with potential employers.
- Develop analytical and measurement skills in hands-on practical exercises
- Gain experience in effective team work.
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
Students wishing to take this subject should have an understanding of landscape plants, green infrastructure and urban environments.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
This course requires all students to actively and safely participate in field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Student Equity and Disability Support.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 1 x 2000 word assignment due 3 weeks after the workshop, 35%;
- 1 x Case study equivalent to 3000 words due 4-6 weeks after the workshop, 65%;
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Claire Farrell Mode of delivery On Campus — Burnley Contact hours Total hours 38: 6 x 3 hr lectures, 4 x 4 hr lectures, 1 x 4 hr practical Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 29 September 2019 to 4 October 2019 Last self-enrol date 30 September 2019 Census date 18 October 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 1 November 2019 Assessment period ends 16 November 2019
September contact information
Time commitment details
There is a total time commitment for this subject of 170 hours.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.