Master of Landscape Architecture

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Landscape Architecture
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016$8,917 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$26,000 - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Tel 03 5227 8300
Email: sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/ab

CRICOS course code075364G
Deakin course code S703

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Focused on sustainability and its economic, social and environmental underpinnings, Deakin’s Master of Landscape Architecture has been designed for those who are passionate about becoming a landscape architect driven to improve the quality and development of our towns, cityscapes and regional landscapes.

The course provides students with the opportunity 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.

Graduates will be equipped with the leadership skills to challenge conventional thinking within complex environments as well as the practical skills required to deliver the creation and restoration of landscapes.

This course, professionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), has been designed in direct consultation with AILA, potential employers, industry, government and professional representatives to ensure it provides graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies sought by employers.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

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.

Fees and charges

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

Full-fee paying place

A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Fee information for all domestic students

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study load

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on eight credit points.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Career opportunities

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.

Course rules

To complete the Master of Landscape Architecture, students must attain 16 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.

The 16 credit points include 11 core units totalling 13 credit points (these are compulsory) and 3 course grouped elective units (you can choose which ones to study).

Course structure

Core

Students are required to complete 11 core units (totalling 13 credit points) from the list below:

 Core Units

SRA710Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)

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 (2cp)

SRR716Thesis (Landscape Architecture) (2cp)

 

Electives

Course-Grouped Elective Units

Students must select 3 credit points of course-grouped elective units from the list below:

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

MMM790Arts Management

MMM796Managing Arts in Community Settings

SRA742Urban Perspectives

SRM752Advanced Project Management

SRM771Work Place Assessment

SRM781Managing Change and Innovation

SRP761Ecological Cities and Futures

SRP782Urban Dynamics and Change

SRP781Planning Processes and Practice

SRQ762Cost Planning


Income support

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.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants will normally have successfully completed an approved architecture, landscape architecture, design or planning Bachelor's level degree (or equivalent) in a cognate or non-cognate area, comprising at least three years of study. 

Applicants not possessing the described undergraduate degrees, or not having obtained a 65% grade average, may seek application by submission of a portfolio of their work to the School of Architecture and Built Environment for consideration. 

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design (S503)
Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (S603)