Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design

This course is an exit option only

Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeS603

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design can only be completed as an exit option from the Master of Landscape Architecture. The course is made up of 8 credit points of study that will help you to develop a solid appreciation of landscape architecture design, practice, thinking and equip you with the essential skills to engage in this discipline.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (exit option only), students must successfully complete 8 credit points of study:

  • 6 core units (6 credit points) - excluding SRD768 Landscape Design Masterclass (2cp) and SRR716 Thesis (Landscape Architecture) (2cp); and
  • 2 credit points of electives from the listed specialisms


Specialisations are available in the following areas:

Course structure

Core Units

SRA760Urban Ecologies

SRD761Designing Urban Environments

SRL731Landscape Narrating and Meaning

SRL733Indigenous Narratives and Processes

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRL732Plants, Design and Ecologies

SRD762Interdisciplinary Planning and Design

SRM750Built Environment Professional Practice

SRR782Research Methodology

SRD768Landscape Design Masterclass

SRR716Thesis (Landscape Architecture)

Elective Units

Students may choose any specialisation comprising two elective credit points.

Details of specialisations

Architecture - unit set code SP-S000069

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRD763Architectural Design in Urban Contexts

SRD765Architectural Design and Resolution

SRQ762Cost Planning

Public Art - unit set code SP-S000070

SRL731Landscape Narrating and Meaning

MMM790Arts Management

MMM793Managing Cultural Projects and Events

MMM796Managing Arts in Community Settings

Cultural Heritage - unit set code SP-S000059

SRL733Indigenous Narratives and Processes

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

Project Management - unit set code SP-S000071

SRM750Built Environment Professional Practice

SRM752Advanced Project Management

SRF702Strategic Facilities and Asset Management

SRF701Operational Facilities and Asset Management

Planning - unit set code SP-S000072

SRD761Designing Urban Environments

SRP782Urban Dynamics and Change

SRM781Managing Change and Innovation

SRP781Planning Processes and Practice

Urban Design - unit set code SP-S000057

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRA742Urban Perspectives

SRM781Managing Change and Innovation

SRM771Work Place Assessment


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