Landscape Practice

Subject ABPL90048 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: .
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission into one of the following courses:

MC-LARCH Master of Landscape Architecture
MC-LARCH2Y Master of Landscape Architecture (200 points)
MC-LARCH3Y Master of Landscape Architecture (300 points)

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

702-405 (ABPL40004) Architectural Practice B (UG)

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Gini Lee


Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject covers the documentation and professional practice responsibilities involved with the development of landscape architectural projects and related disciplines.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the body of knowledge defining contemporary practice environments, including the ethical issues acting upon design planning and management;
  • Assess and respond to the requirements of relevant parties in the spheres of governance, institutions, organisations, administrations, business and legal controls and frameworks;
  • Implement the procedures necessary to ensure the orderly delivery of professional services for construction, technology, standards and processes;
  • Manage risks with particular reference to their identification, allocation and control with regard to codes, policies, and organisational environments.

Assignments, designs and reports set during the year to the equivalent of 5000 words:

  • Assignment 1 due week 3 (20%), explores the identity and professional practice of landscape architecture, its code, ethics and modes of operation in a variety of spheres.
  • Assignment 2 due week 7 (40%), examines the landscape architectural office environment from an administrative, managerial, construction, technology perspective, including the system of professionals in which it is positioned.
  • Assignment 3 due week 11 (40%), analyses standard, techniques and processes of revision in the design and documentation of landscape architectural projects.
Prescribed Texts:

None specified

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 200 point Master of Landscape Architecture
300 point Master of Landscape Architecture

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