Development Assessment - 2017

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Unit summary

URP515

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Essay - Theoretical essay (30%) , Portfolio (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

Introduction to the character of the development control process, to understand its role in the broader planning process, and to develop the necessary skills to apply development assessment to a range of typical development proposals to produce 'quality' development outcomes. In addition students will be expected to critically reflect on why we assess and control development.

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

  1. think critically and creatively to generate innovative solutions
  2. demonstrate responsibility for one's own learning and development through unit practise
  3. make valid judgements and synthesise information in the context of development assessment
  4. critically reflect on current local, national and international development assessment practices
  5. explain the applicability and interrelationship between relevant legislation, regulations and policies.
  • Essay — Theoretical essay (30%)
  • Portfolio (30%)
  • Report — Research report (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Admission to degree required; Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1There will be different topics covered each week
2Students are expected to engage in the discussion of each topic and complete the relevant assessments

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  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.

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