Visualizing Environments

University of Melbourne

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Visualizing Environments

  • Host University

    University of Melbourne

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Design, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject in the Environments degree will help students understand, digest and communicate visual information. Students will be trained using clear and concise methods to become visually literate using creative information skills and techniques which will be taught to create and shape meaning of ever-expanding databases and information. This will be taught using both digital and traditional graphic and communication skills.
    Students will learn how to create and read flow charts, architectural, urban planning, urban design and landscape diagrams, schematics and technical illustrations and make information easier to understand. This will apply across all Environments streams.
    The subject will demonstrate digital and traditional functions and depict sequences of hierarchies, associations, relationships, interconnections and links with many diverse approaches suitable for application in diverse disciplines.
    Course content will develop graphic skills gained through lectures and practice during tutorials to encourage personal expression, visual interpretation of materials and visually understanding the world. Students will select modules to develop specific skills in digital and traditional mediums.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.