Landscape Technology

Subject HORT20028 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 2, Burnley - 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

This subject is taught on alternate years.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures, 24 Hours Tutorials/Practical/Project activities. Total: 48 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.

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. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison email:


Mr Ian Winstone


Faculty of Science

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Coordinator:

Subject Overview:

Landscape Technology is a subject which will develop the skills and knowledge required to understand the processes and techniques related to the installation and management of landscapes. The subject is framed around the landscape project involving use of industry standards and the use of equipment to monitor important climate and other factors such as rainfall and temperature. Students will learn the role of documentation; to interpret drawings and understand basic construction techniques and activities associated with site preparation such as surveying and grading & drainage. Knowledge about materials, their sustainability, selection and use will also be a key part. Green Infrastructure is a focus and the unique elements and features of implementing a green roof and/or wall design is analysed using the Burnley Campus Green Roof and other inner city sites as case studies. This will also facilitate understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the construction process.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the landscape construction industry;
  • identify key activities associated with landscape construction ;
  • demonstrate familiarity with industry standards;
  • understand the role of the landscape documentation package;
  • monitor climate factors such as rainfall and temperature;
  • analyse and interrogate data from monitoring equipment;
  • demonstrate knowledge in sustainable material selection; and
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles behind green infrastructure systems and their construction.

1.5 hour examination (30%) mid semester, 1.5 hour examination (30%) end semester, Practical Project Report of 1500 words (40%) end semester.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate skills of critical observation and analysis
  • exercise problem-solving skills
  • apply theoretical principles to practical outcomes
  • apply mathematical concepts to the understanding of physical processes
  • plan effective work schedules
  • think critically and organise knowledge
Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture
Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture

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