Master of Landscape Architecture
Course summary for current students
Deakin University’s Master of Landscape Architecture has been developed for people who want to practise as a landscape architect and who have a passion to improve the quality and development of our towns, cityscapes and regional landscapes.
Focused upon sustainability and its economic, social and environmental underpinnings, the course addresses the creation of quality places in response to current and future environmental and lifestyle challenges, and enables opportunities for you to specialise in project management, public art curatorship and management, cultural heritage, urban design, and change management planning.
Distinguishing characteristics of this course include its engagement with ecology, spirit of place, people, Indigenous thought and urban design to inform and craft places of renewal, stimulation, healing and respect.
This course meets the challenges of an ever-changing urban, regional and rural environment. As a graduate, you will be a practice-rich professional equipped with the skills to successfully deliver and lead in the creation and restoration of landscapes and provide leadership by challenging conventional thinking within complex environments.
The Master of Landscape Architecture has been designed in direct consultation with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, potential employers, industry, government and professional representatives to ensure it meets the needs of prospective employers.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
The Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA, www.aila.org.au). Graduates satisfy the educational requirements for AILA graduate membership as the first step towards applying for professional recognition as an AILA Registered Landscape Architect.
As a graduate of Deakin’s Master of Landscape Architecture, you may find employment in all fields of landscape architecture and landscape planning in both private practice and government entities.
The Master of Landscape Architecture has been designed in direct consultation with AILA, potential employers, industry, government and professional representatives. As a graduate of the course, you will have a developed understanding across a range of disciplines and will be equipped to collaborate on projects in delivering integrated solutions. Career opportunities for graduates may be found in all fields of landscape architecture and landscape planning, in both the public and private sectors.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are
indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016
CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms
legislation is passed.
To qualify for the Master of Landscape Architecture, students must successfully complete 16 credit points of study, including:
- 11 core units (13 credit points); and
- 3 credit points of course-grouped elective units
Students are required to complete 13 credit points of core units from the list below followed by 3 credit points of course-grouped elective units below:
|SRA710||Safety Induction Program *|
|SRD761||Designing Urban Environments |
|SRL731||Landscape Narrating and Meaning |
|SRL733||Indigenous Narratives and Processes |
|SRL732||Plants, Design and Ecologies |
|SRD762||Interdisciplinary Planning and Design |
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice |
|SRD768||Landscape Design Masterclass (2cp)|
|SRR716||Thesis (Landscape Architecture) (2cp)|
*SRA710 is a compulsory 0-credit-point unit.
Course-Grouped Elective Units
Students must select 3 credit points of course-grouped elective units from the list below:
|AIM705||Conservation Management Planning |
|MMM796||Managing Arts in Community Settings |
|SRM752||Advanced Project Management |
|SRM781||Managing Change and Innovation |
|SRP761||Ecological Cities and Futures |
|SRP782||Urban Dynamics and Change |
|SRP781||Planning Processes and Practice |
Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design (S503)
Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (S603)
Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.