International Study Tour - 2018

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP4
  • Availability for 2018: SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Preliminary Study (30%) , Assignment 2 - Fieldwork Study (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

Please note: There are enrolment restrictions which the School of Built Environment have to approve. Students will need to contact requesting permission to enrol in SBE500 International Study Tour. Once we have confirmation that the student has satisfied the requirements, then the restriction will be lifted.

The study of the effect of local cultural, social, political and economic influences on countries outside of Australia. Students will undertake research during a study tour and carry out fieldwork to develop reflective, critical and evaluative thinking of
an aspect of the built environment in an international context.

*** Travel and accommodation costs are in addition to the unit fee. ***

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. compare and evaluate international and local perspectives on community and development
  2. develop skills of valuing the perspective of others in a different cultural context
  3. develop skills of working independently and as a team by working in a real situation with local community members
  4. apply principles learnt to new situations and develop confidence to tackle unfamiliar problems.
  • Assignment 1 — Preliminary Study (30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Fieldwork Study (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Post Trip Assessment (40%)

You cannot enrol in this unit without permission from the School of Built Environment (

  • Includes Travel — Travel and accommodation costs are in addition to the unit fee.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Students will take part in a short cultural awareness program prior to departing for the tour.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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