Master of Landscape Architecture
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Landscape Architecture|
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
2016: November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||$8,722 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||$27,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
|CRICOS course code||075364G|
|Deakin course code||S703|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
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.
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
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold.
- If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
- If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.
In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
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 Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
1. Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.
2. Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.
3. Digital literacy: using technologies to find, use and disseminate information.
4. Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
5. Problem solving: creating solutions to authentic
6. Self-management: working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.
7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
8. Global citizenship: engaging ethically and productively in the professional context and with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
Approved Faculty Board 14 July 2016
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).
Students are required to complete 11 core units (totalling 13 credit points) from the list below:
|SRA710||Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
|SRD761||Designing Urban Environments|
|SRL731||Landscape Narrating and Meaning|
|SRL733||Indigenous Narratives and Processes|
|SRD764||Urban Design Studio|
|SRL732||Plants, Design and Ecologies|
|SRD762||Interdisciplinary Planning and Design|
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice|
|SRD768||Landscape Design Masterclass (2cp)|
Course-Grouped Elective Units
Students must select 3 credit points of course-grouped elective units from the list below:
|AIM705||Conservation Management Planning|
|HSH724||Glocal Action for Healthy Cities and Communities|
|MMM796||Managing Arts in Community Settings|
|SRM752||Advanced Project Management|
|SRM771||Work Place Assessment|
|SRM772||Practical Experience Assessment B|
|SRM781||Managing Change and Innovation|
|SRP761||Ecological Cities and Futures|
|SRP782||Urban Dynamics and Change|
|SRP781||Planning Processes and Practice|
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
- Bachelor degree in same or related discipline (including architecture, landscape or planning) with a WAM of 65% (applicants not possessing the described undergraduate degrees, or not having obtained a 65% grade average may submit a portfolio of their relevant work for consideration by the School of Architecture and Built Environment)
- 5 years relevant work experience (in architecture, landscape or planning).
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 and how to apply for credit..
How to apply
Trimester 3 – start studying in November 2016
Check our Trimester 3 webpage to see if this course is accepting applications for this study period and to Apply.
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
|Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design (S503)|
|Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (S603)|
You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, workshops, site visits and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.