Building Sustainable Design Practices
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Level of study: What does Postgraduate mean?
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Availability: What is a Study period?For enrolment (2012):
Government loans available:
- Domestic student fee:
- $2,300.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $2,525.00 (AUD)
The aim of this unit is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to embed sustainability into your design firm work environments and entrepreneurial practices.
- Assignment 1 — Sustainability Business Model (25%)
- Assignment 2 — Sustainable Business Plan (50%)
- Online Discussion — Weekly concept blog (25%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- evaluate their own current practices as 'sustainability practitioners' and propose improvements
- develop a holistic approach to the sustainability of their design business practices
- identify and select appropriate business models that lead to social, environmental, economic and cultural sustainability
- design, construct and communicate an effective sustainable business plan in the design field.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Engaging in a reflective design practice|
|2||Methods and Heuristics: SEED Heuristic of social, economic, environmental and design impact|
|3||What are sustainable design business models?|
|4||What is sustainable design marketing?|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Chat rooms
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Interactive Games
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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