LARCH 7032 - Advanced Ecology (M)

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022

This course considers themes in ecological design and new technologies as they relate to contemporary landscape architecture. The course explores topics such as ecology, habitat restoration, hydrology, civil techniques, horticulture, planting design, installation and maintenance and other techniques pertinent to the production of ecologically vibrant landscapes.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code LARCH 7032
    Course Advanced Ecology (M)
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assessment Essays, written assignments, illustrated verbal presentations, preparation of variety of other graphic, visual and physical model-based materials
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Scott Hawken

    Room Lecture Online Zoom
    Tutorial Barr Smith 540 a/b Final Yr Studio & 4th Year Studio 522a/b
    Some tutorials will be held at different sites. See class schedule for details
    Standard Tutorials are as follows: 
    Time Lecture Friday 09:00am – 10:00am
    Tutorial Tutorial 01 / 02 Friday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    These times vary for site visits
    Scott Hawken
    Senior Lecturer

    Mr Kaihang Zhang
    Tutor Weeks 1 - 5

    Mr Yu Lin
    Tutor Weeks 1 - 5
    Mr Enoch Liew
    Senior Landscape Architect TCL

    Please note that guest lecturers and tutors will not generally be available outside of studio contact hours. It is expected students fully engage with lecture content and limited studio time to reach the necessary advancement and resolution of design outcomes. For any course-related inquiry, please post an entry on the discussion board or email Dr. Scott Hawken on the above email.

    For issues concerning enrolment s please ask ECMS at
    For issues related to discrimination or harassment contact
    the Course Coordinator or Velice Wennan, School Manager, 8313 5475, 

    For issues relating to health, safety, and wellbeing contact
    Ian Florance, Health, Safety and Wellbeing Officer, 8313 5978, 


    Ecology is the study of the relationships between plants, animals, people, and their environment and importantly, the balances between these relationships. It includes studying and understanding the ecology of a place and the patterns and balance of relationships between plants, animals, people, and the environment in that place. 

    Advanced Ecology guides students to explore and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ecological principles in planting design, hydrology, habitat restoration, planting installation, and maintenance for sustainable and healthy landscapes. Advanced Ecology students will gain first-hand experience in growing, maintaining, planting, and identifying plants in collaboration with specialists in both landscape architecture and horticulture.  This course encourages a creative and sustainable approach to planting design based on a deep understanding of ecology. Creative and clear representational methods are developed to communicate a range of aesthetic and ecological values such as planting community structure, plant texture, and plant form. Products developed within the course include a planting concept and planting set-out plan.

    By creating an open dialogue with horticultural and conservation disciplines and a range of leading landscape architecture practitioners, students gain a practical and holistic understanding of the horticultural process in landscape architectural projects. Further students are supported to develop their own ethical and philosophical approach to ecology and planting design based on the relationships between living things, constructed and natural environments, and place. 

    This course prepares students for a future career in landscape architecture and the foundation skills for life-long learning in planting design and the design of constructed ecologies.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Week 1 Introduction to Planting Design: Botanical Structures and Concepts
    Week 2 Natural Plant Communities: Waite Conservation Area Site Visit 
    Week 3 Ecology of Adelaide,  Landscape and Metropolis
    Week 4 Planting Succession and Cultural Ecologies
    Week 5 Plants and Site Conditions: Waite Arboretum Site Visit
    Week 6 The Planting Design Process – Masterclass 1 - The Planting Concept Plan
    Week 7 The Planting Design Process – Masterclass 2 - The Planting Planting Palette
    Week 8 The Planting Design Process – Masterclass 3 - The Planting Setout Plan
    Week 9 The Planting Design Process – Masterclass 4 - Designed Succession and Creative Maintenance
    Week 10 The Planting Design Process – Masterclass 5 - Constructed Ecologies and Green Infrastructure
    Week 11 Working Studio Succession
    Week 12 Studio Presentations
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1 Demonstrate the ability to research and select plants for particular design characters and site conditions and to develop an individual plant palette
    2 Demonstrate a competency to respond to a design brief and develop critical thinking skills in analysing projects and scenarios within the context of site and place
    3 Demonstrate skills in exploratory design precedents, design ideation and informed conceptual design propositions
    4 Demonstrate a competency to articulate, communicate and critically evaluate design intentions, applications and outcomes using a variety of technologies and techniques
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources

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    L, Robinson, A.(2007) Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for
    Landscape Architecture, Birkhäuser, Switzerland.

    Mathur A,
    Cunha D, Appadurai A, Breckenridge C. 2009, SOAK: Mumbai in an Estuary, Rupa
    Holden, R. & Liversedge, J. (2011) Construction for Landscape Architecture,
    Laurence King Publishing Ltd

    M.I., 2001. Burle Marx: the lyrical landscape. Thames & Hudson, London.

    Mooney, P.F., 2020. Planting design:
    connecting people and place. Routledge, Abingdon.

    Müller, N., Ignatieva, M., Nilon,
    C.H., Werner, P., Zipperer, W.C., 2013. Patterns and Trends in Urban
    Biodiversity and Landscape Design, in: Elmqvist, T., Fragkias, M., Goodness,
    J., Güneralp, B., Marcotullio, P.J., McDonald, R.I., Parnell, S., Schewenius,
    M., Sendstad, M., Seto, K.C., Wilkinson, C. (Eds.), Urbanization, Biodiversity
    and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment.
    Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht, pp. 123–174.

    Nelson, W.R., 2004. Planting design: a
    manual of theory and practice. Stipes Pub., Champaign, Ill.

    Rainer, T., West, C., 2016. Planting
    in a post-wild world: designing plant communities for resilient landscapes.

    Raxworthy, J., 2018. Overgrown:
    practices between landscape architecture and gardening. MIT Press, London ;
    Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    P.S., 2005. Groundswell: constructing the contemporary landscape. Museum of
    Modern Art, New York.

    Robinson, N., 2004. The Planting
    Design Handbook, 2nd ed. ed. Ashgate.

    N., 2016. The Planting Design Handbook, 3rd ed. Routledge, Taylor & Francis
    Group, London.

    M., 2001. Xeriscaping: planning & planting low-water gardens. Sterling Pub.
    Co., New York, N.Y. Bagust,P. & Tout-Smith,L. (2005) The Native Plants of
    Adelaide: Returning the vanishing natural heritage of the Adelaide Plains to
    your garden, Wakefield Press

    Silva, R.,
    2014. New Brazilian gardens: the legacy of Burle Marx, First paperback edition.
    ed. Thames & Hudson, London.

    E.C. & Snodgrass, L.L. (2009). Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting
    Guide. Timber Press: Portland.

    Stewart, A., Bishop, A., 2012.
    Creating an Australian garden.

    Tallamy, D./, 2014. Living Landscape:
    Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. Timber Press,

    Tate, A.,
    2004. Great city parks. Spon Press, London ;

    Thomas, H., Wooster, S., 2008. The
    complete planting design course: plans and styles for every garden. Mitchell
    Beazley ; Distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Octopus Books USA, London; New
    York, NY.

    G.F., Steiner, F.R., 1997. Ecological design and planning, in: Wiley Series in
    Sustainable Design. John Wiley, New York.

    P., 2012. Australian Planting Design. CSIRO Publishing, CSIRO PUBLISHING,

    P. (2002). Australian Planting Design. Melbourne: Lothian Books.

    Treib, M.,
    Gillette, J.B., 2011. Meaning in landscape architecture & gardens: four
    essays, four commentaries. Routledge, New York.

    R., 1985. Capability Brown and the eighteenth century English landscape. Rizzoli,
    New York.

    Uffelen, C
    (ed.) 2008, 1000X Landscape Architecture, Braun, Berlin.

    Weaner, L., 2016. Garden Revolution:
    How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change. Timber Press,
    Portland, Oregon.

    Richard et al. (2005) Room 4.1.3: Innovations in Landscape Architecture.
    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    Wild, A.,
    Lockett, A., Currie, G., 2020. Position taking and field level change:
    Capability Brown and the changing British landscape. Human relations (New York)
    73, 351–377.


    Landscape Conservation

    C., Urban Management Program, 1994. Toward environmental strategies for cities:
    policy considerations for urban environmental management in Developing
    countries. Published for the Urban Management Programme by the UNDP/UNCHS/World
    Bank, Washington, D.C.

    Brown, B.,
    2015. Green nomads: across Australia’s wild heritage. Hardie Grant, Richmond,

    J., 1974. Capability Brown: an illustrated life of Lancelot Brown, 1716-1783,
    Lifelines. Shire Publications, Aylesbury.

    David, J.,
    2011. High Line: the inside story of New York City’s park in the sky, First
    edition. ed. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York.

    Díez Medina,
    C., Monclús, J., 2018. Urban Visions: From Planning Culture to Landscape
    Urbanism. Springer International Publishing AG, Springer International
    Publishing, Cham.

    M.R., Jones, W.D., 1998. Plants for dry climates: how to select, grow, and
    enjoy. Fisher Books, Tucson, Ariz.

    Fraser, C., 2010. Rewilding the world:
    dispatches from the conservation revolution. Henry Holt, New York.

    R.I., 2015. Conservation for cities: how to plan and build natural

    Monbiot, G., Elfer, J., Tantor Media,
    2019. Feral: rewilding the land, the sea, and human life. Tantor Media, Old
    Saybrook, Conn.

    Perkl, R.M., 2016. Geodesigning
    landscape linkages: Coupling GIS with wildlife corridor design in conservation
    planning. Landscape and Urban Planning, Geodesign—Changing the world, changing
    design 156, 44–58.

    J., Cranbrook Institute of Science, 1968. Living with your land: a guide to
    conservation for the city’s fringe.

    Botany and Gardening for Landscape Architects and Gardeners

    Capon, B.,
    2010. Botany for Gardeners, 3rd Edition, 3rd edition. ed. Timber Press,
    Portland, Or.

    J.G., Harris, M.W., 2001. Plant Identification Terminology: An Illustrated
    Glossary, 2nd edition. ed. Spring Lake Pub, Spring Lake, Utah.

    Hodge, G.,
    2013. Practical Botany for Gardeners: Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and
    Explored, Illustrated edition. ed. University of Chicago Press, Chicago ;

    W.D., Sacamano, C.M., 2000. Landscape plants for dry regions: more than 600
    species from around the world. Fisher Books, Tucson, Ariz.

    W.S., Campbell, C.S., Kellogg, E.A., Stevens, P.F., Donoghue, M.J., 2015. Plant
    Systematics: A Phylogenetic Approach, 4th edition. ed. Sinauer Associates is an
    imprint of Oxford University Press, Sunderland, MA.

    J.D., 2019. Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology, 7th edition. ed. Jones
    & Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA.

    S., Wasowski, A., 1995. Native gardens for dry climates. C. Potter, New York.


    Web Resources & Links

    Botanic Gardens of South Australia.
    2021. “Plant Selector+.” Plant Selector+. Accessed February 25, 2021.

    Botanic Gardens of South Australia

    Bureau of Meteorology Water

    Climate Information

    Flora for Fauna

    Green Infrastructure Evidence Base

    Noxious Weed List

    Plant Permits

    Plant Selector + User Guide

    SA Water Tree Planting Guide

    South Australia Electricity
    (Principles of Vegetation Clearance) Regulations 2010 – including maps

    State Flora Plant Catalogue

    Sustainable Landscapes Project




    Recommended Resources
    Reference books:

    Bagust,P. & Tout-Smith,L. (2005) The Native Plants of Adelaide: Returning the vanishing natural heritage of the Adelaide Plains to your garden, Wakefield Press

    Kellermann, J. (2012) Flora of South Australia /​ Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

    ABC Gardening Australia (2004). Flora: The Gardeners Bible. NSW: Global Book Publishing.

    Dashorst, G, & Jessop, I. (1990). Plants of the Adelaide Plains and Hills, Kenthurst  NSW: Kangaroo Press.

    Leszczynski, N. A. (1999). Planting the Landscape: A Professional Approach to Garden Design. New York: John Wiley & Sons

    Macgowan, T. (2009). Transforming Uncommon Ground ‘The gardens of Vladimir Sitta’ Melbourne: Blooming Books

    Barbaux, S. (2010).Jardins Ecologiques : Ecology, source of creation, France: ICI Interface.

    Conran, T. & Pearson, D. (1998). The Essential Garden Book: The Comprehensive Source Book of Garden Design. London: Conran Octopus.

    Hopkins, G & Goodwin, C (2011.) Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Walls. CSIRO Publishing:Victoria

    Dunnett, N. &Clayden, A. (2007). Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape. Timber Press: Portland.

    Hobhouse, P, (2002).The Story of Gardens, DK, London.

    Lambertini, A. &Leenhardt, J. (2007) Vertical Gardens: Bringing the City to Life. Thames and Hudson: London

    Margolis, L, Robinson, A.(2007) Living Systems: Innovative Materials and Technologies for Landscape Architecture, Birkhäuser, Switzerland.

    Snodgrass, E.C. & Snodgrass, L.L. (2009). Green Roof Plants: A Resource and Planting Guide. Timber Press: Portland.

    Uffelen, C (ed.) 2008, 1000X Landscape Architecture, Braun, Berlin.

    Weller, Richard et al. (2005) Room 4.1.3: Innovations in Landscape Architecture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    Thomson, P. (2002). Australian Planting Design. Melbourne: Lothian Books.

    Graphic & Representation References

    Mathur A, Cunha D, Appadurai A, Breckenridge C. 2009, SOAK: Mumbai in an Estuary, Rupa Publication

    Holden, R. & Liversedge, J. (2011) Construction for Landscape Architecture, Laurence King Publishing Ltd

    Delaney, M & Gorman, A. (2015) Studio Craft & Techniques for Architects, Laurence King Publishing Ltd

    Ching, F. (1996) Architecture: Form, Space, and Order, John Wiley & Sons inc.

    Ching, F. (1998) Design Drawing, John Wiley & Sons inc.

    Online Learning Download .pdf plant catalogue Catalogue and plant information Catalogue and plant information Botanic Gardens Ecology Resources and plant data

    Online Learning:
    Lecture summaries, image pdfs, handouts, links for further reference and additional material will be posted on the MyUni website following the relevant class.
    Discussion board will form the initial point of contact for a course related enquiries. Discussions will be opened up each assignment and will act as an online collaborative learning environment with student engagement and peer assistance vital.

    University Email:
    The school uses the University email system to get in touch with the students. So it is imperative that you check your email regularly and keep up to date with any new announcements.

    Noticeboard / Handbook:
    General information about the activities at the School is available online from the Student Noticeboard which can be accessed at Students can also access a copy of the Student Handbook at the following link:
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course uses lectures, tutorials, site visits, and presentations to develop required knowledge. To do well in this course students must bring their draft assignments for review on a weekly basis. Receiving feedback, from your tutors and peers is critical to developing design thinking and successful design outcomes. It generates opportunities to improve and develop concepts and ideas.

    Engagement with lectures is compulsory and required to effectively develop assignments with the necessary conceptual accuracy and depth. Lectures will be via zoom. We will have a series of high-profile guest masterclasses. All students are to give their best attention and engage positively with the guests.

    Tutorials will be undertaken in a studio mode. Studios are project-focused learning modes where participants "learn by doing". Students are expected to be present and engage either via zoom or face to face. Exploratory design exercises and progress crits will encourage strong exploration of contemporary design approaches and presentation techniques.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote at least 48 hours per week to their studies. Accordingly, students undertaking this 3 unit course are expected to devote 12 hours per week to contact activities and self-guided studies.

    Based on this framework here are some figures that might assist workload management:

    Total workload hours: 12 Hrs per week x 13 weeks = 156 Hrs
    Total contact hours: 3 Hrs per week x 12 weeks = 36 Hrs
    Total self-guided study: 156 Hrs – 36 Hrs = 120 Hrs

    These 120 hours should be used towards preparation of weekly tasks and for completion of the various assignments associated with the course, including development of various skills required to complete the same. Please organise your time wisely. This is a 3unit course. Students in this course are expected to attend three hours lecture, tutorials, site visits and studio each week and devote 9 hours of self-directed learning to this course. Tutorials and studio are an important component of your learning in this course. The communication skills developed in tutorials and practical sessions by regularly and actively participating in discussions are considered to be most important by the School and are highly regarded by employers and professional bodies.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Week Topic Lecture
    1 Historial summation of plant design and influences History of Plan Design
    2 Composition of plants and space, conceptual backgrounds and terminology Plant Design as a Process
    3 Plants meet Architecture, green infrastructure and applications Green Infrastructure
    'Evidence Base'
    4 Public Holiday
    5 Further plant knowledge through characteristics Fruit
    6 Living Architecture and applications Green Infrastrcuture 'Life support for human habitats'
    7 Contextural application of WSUD theory and plants WSUD design principles and ecology
    8 Plants as the medium, characteristics,
    purpose and manipulation
    Time and change: seasonal change, flower aspects, foliage, fruit/seeds, pruning
    rebuilding, refurbishing and temporary gardens
    9 Site visit and Nursery and plant research Site visit Salisbury and Nursery
    10 Practical application of plants, growing mediums and environments Soils & mulches
    12 Presentation & assessment of
    final project
    Specific Course Requirements
    Not applicable
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    Assessment Task


    Due Date


    Submission Method

    Plant Communities Transect

    Project 1

    16 April


    Online Submission

    Ecological Biography

    Project 2

    16 April


    Online Submission

    Planting Concept Design

    Project 3

    03 June


    Online Submission and
    Presentation to Design Jury

    Planting Layout

    Project 4

    03 June


    Online Submission

    Collaboration and Citizenship Project 5 22 June 10% Online Evaluation

    Assessment Related Requirements
    Not applicable
    Assessment Detail
    Marking & Feedback (General)
    Final results for the course will only be available through Access Adelaide and students should not contact the course coordinator or the tutors for the same.
    Feedback for in-class submissions will only be available during the tutorial as oral critique in the style of studio wall-crits. Students should arrange with peers to make notes for reference.

    Submission/Notes on Assessment
    For information on the University’s Good Practice Guidelines for assessment, refer to:

    1. Assessment criteria will be used to assess students’ work. The criteria for each assignment will be
        indicated on the assignment handout.
    2. To gain a pass in this course, all assignments need to be passed in all their parts (> 50%).
        Students can redeem failed assignments by resubmitting the work as academic supplementary assessment
    . Please see below and the School's Handbook 2010 for details on resubmissions and
        maximum possible marks.
    3. The quality of English expression is considered to be an integral part of the assessment process.
        Marks may be deducted because of poor language skills. 
    All studio presentations and pin ups to be completed and ready for presentation/pin up at prior tutorial start time, or as assignment states, late submissions will not be accepted and automatic fail grade applied.
    Project 2B to be submitted to the Submission Box by Thursday 30th April by 3pm, late submissions will not be accepted.

    The submission dates and locations for various assignments associated with this course are:

    All submissions must include Student Name and Student ID Number.

    Submissions without Student Name or ID Number will not be considered for marking, and will receive zero marks in accordance with the guidelines.
    In addition, all assignments need to have an Assignment Cover Sheet which must be signed and dated by the student before submission. Please attach the cover sheet in front of the document, to the top left hand corner.
    Please adhere to submission deadlines and follow instructions provided.
    Students must not submit work for an assignment that has previously been submitted for this course or any other course without prior approval from the Course Coordinator.
    On occasion, the lecturer/tutor may wish to retain students’ work for future reference and the relevant student will be informed at such a time.

    Early Submission:
    There is an early submission box located on Level 4 which is cleared out daily at 10am. Please mark your submission clearly before placing in box.

    Late Submission:
    The school will NOT accept late submissions and any such assignment will receive zero marks. This also applies to electronic submissions.
    Printing delays & hard disk crashes will not be entertained as legitimate causes for delay, so please ensure that the work is finished in advance.

    The school has a resubmission policy whereby students can redeem failed work by submitting additional work for a maximum of 50%.

    Good practice:
    Students should ensure that they regularly backup their work on multiple locations as hard-disk crashes are an unfortunate reality.
    When relying on community printing facilities, students should attempt to finish their work in advance to avoid unnecessary delays.
    Students must retain a copy of all assignments submitted (digital or hardcopy), as originals may be lost during the submission process.

    For modified arrangements of submission and assessment due to special circumstances see the following Assessment Task Extension(s) & Additional Assessment guidelines:

    Modified Arrangements (General):
    Students can apply for extensions or modified arrangements based on Medical conditions or other Extenuating circumstances. However, students need to submit their application along with supporting documents within 5 business days of the condition becoming applicable.
    The application forms are available from the Front Office and at and need to be submitted at the Front Office along with any supporting documentation.
    Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance and the Course Coordinator will inform the applicant if the application is accepted. Please DO NOT contact the Course Coordinator directly.

    Medical Reasons:
    In case of an extended medical condition which makes it impossible for the student to submit the work on time, an Application for Assessment Task Extension due to Medical Circumstances may be lodged with the Front Office along with a doctor’s certificate within 5 business days.

    If the student is unable to submit the work on time due to extenuating Circumstances an Application for Assessment Task Extension due to Extenuating Circumstances may be lodged with the Front Office.
    Please note that this is only available for certain military, religious, or legal obligations and does not extend to minor personal problems. (Refer to Student Handbook at for further details or contact Student Advisor).

    Compassionate Grounds:
    In case of certain extraordinary personal problems students can apply for extensions based on compassionate grounds. However, these must first be discussed with the Course Coordinator in person through appointment during the assigned office hours.
    To maintain privacy relating to personal issues students can contact the University Transition and Advisory Service at 8313 0100 or, or approach the Counselling Service on 83035663 for an individual appointment.

    Additional Assessment:
    If a student receives a Fail grade for the course with an overall mark between 45 and 49, they may be eligible for an Additional Assessment which would allow them to get a maximum of 50 Pass for the Course.
    Additional Assessment offers are made by the School and the student will be informed directly once these are made available.

    Students who have a disability and wish to seek modified submission or assessment arrangements need to contact the University Disability Services at 83135962 or for supporting documentation and then communicate these to the Course Coordinator in person through appointment during the assigned office hours.

    Elite Athlete:
    Students who have national/international sporting commitments and wish to seek modified submission or assessment arrangements need to register with the University Elite Athlete Support Scheme at and then communicate this to the Course Coordinator in person through appointment during the assigned office hours.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

  • Student Feedback

    The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.

    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

  • Student Support
  • Policies & Guidelines

    This section contains links to relevant assessment-related policies and guidelines - all university policies.

    Submission dates and arrangements for each assignment will be clearly communicated for each course. The current (2011) School policy does NOT allow any extensions*. LATE submissions will not be received by staff, and the assignment receives zero.

    *The exception to this Policy occurs when students have in-place Medical, Compassionate or Extenuating Circumstances approved by the Course Coordinator on official School documentation. Please see below and the School's Handbook 2009 for details.

    1. Students must retain a copy of all assignments submitted.
    2. All physical submissions of individual assignments must be attached to an Assignment Cover Sheet
        which must be signed and dated by the student before submission. Lecturers will withhold student’s
        results until such time as the student has signed the Assignment Cover Sheet.
    3. All physical submissions of group assignments must be attached to a Group Assignment Cover Sheet
        which must be signed and dated by all group members before submission. All team members are
        expected to contribute approximately equally to a group assignment.
    4. Markers can refuse to accept assignments, which do not have a signed acknowledgement of the
        University’s policy on plagiarism (refer to policy on plagiarism below).
  • Fraud Awareness

    Students are reminded that in order to maintain the academic integrity of all programs and courses, the university has a zero-tolerance approach to students offering money or significant value goods or services to any staff member who is involved in their teaching or assessment. Students offering lecturers or tutors or professional staff anything more than a small token of appreciation is totally unacceptable, in any circumstances. Staff members are obliged to report all such incidents to their supervisor/manager, who will refer them for action under the university's student’s disciplinary procedures.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.