Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours comprising lectures (20 hours), nursery and landscape practical exercises and field trips (28 hours). |
Total Time Commitment:
Nil (Subject is taken by students who have graduated from a non-cognate program).
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements fo this entry.
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Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land and Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject examines the landscape horticulture industry from plant production to plant use in the landscape. Basic categories of vegetation use in urban landscapes and of the plant propagation and production systems used in their multiplication. Pre-planting site evaluation (with specific reference to the properties of urban soils and their impact on vegetation performance), plant establishment, plant handling and transplanting and the basic plant maintenance processes required for landscape management.
At the conclusion of this subject the student should be able to demonstrate an undertstanding of plant production systems and their application, demonstate an understanding of plant propagation methods and conduct plant propagation protocols, analyse planting sites and outline the requirements for successful plant establishment at that site, perform the skills involved in plant handling and transplanting.
Upon completion of this subject you will:
A 90 minute final examination 40% (due end of semester), two practical reports, each equivalent to 1500 words 15% each (due during semester) and a 2000 word essay 30% (due during semester).
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Reading material to support the subject will be made available through the Learning Management System.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
As a result of attendance at scheduled classes, participation in planned activities, and timely completion of assignments, students completing this subject should acquire skills in the following areas:
Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture |
Master of Urban Horticulture
Tailored Specialisation |
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