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Master of Landscape Architecture
Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (exit option only)
Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design (exit option only)
Deakin’s Master of Landscape Architecture is for people who want to practise as a landscape architect and have a passion to improve the quality and development of our towns, cityscapes and regional landscapes.
Distinguishing characteristics of this course are its engagement with ecology, spirit of place, people, Indigenous thought and urban design, to inform and craft places of renewal, stimulation, healing and respect.
Landscape architecture is a cross-disciplinary profession between ecology, urban design, architecture and planning. Landscape architects design, craft and guide the development of resilient, creative and healthy urban, regional and rural environments. Landscape architects work with regard to ecological systems and cultural thought for both people and wildlife. Core skills include the ability to synthesise scientific, legal, social and cultural information and issues so they can formulate designs, strategies and scenarios that improve, inform and guide quality outcomes.
This course meets the challenges of an ever-changing urban, regional and rural environment. Graduates become practice-rich professionals qualified to work in the fields of landscape architecture and landscape planning in both private practice and government entities.
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 provides opportunities to specialise in: project management; public art curatorship and management; cultural heritage; urban design; and change management. Graduates of this course will have the skills to provide leadership by challenging conventional thinking within complex environments and to successfully deliver in the creation and restoration of both urban and natural places.
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.
The Master of Landscape Architecture course has been designed for flexibility, with a number of units available in off-campus mode to help you combine your studies with professional and personal commitments. The course has also been designed so you have the opportunity to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design (four credit points of study) or a Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (eight credit points of study). Please note these are exit options only from the Master of Landscape Architecture.
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. 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.
For complete information on course structures and prerequisites refer to the Deakin course search website.
Master of Landscape Architecture
Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design
(exit option only, requires eight credit points of study)
Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design
(exit option only, requires four credit points of study)