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Landscape Architecture Design Thesis (ABPL90375)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90375
Semester 1
Semester 2
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This subject is the culmination of each student's studies in Master of Landscape Architecture. Students will be offered a studio thematic which provides scope for an original approach to design synthesis in landscape architecture, which is based on research and critical thinking. These studios may offer an interdisciplinary experience with students working alongside others in a parallel design discipline.

Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of design resolution, conceptual engagement and aesthetic expression.

With course coordinator approval, high-achieving students may undertake the Landscape Architecture Design Thesis as an individually supervised design investigation. Similarly, under exceptional circumstances and with course coordinator approval, the Design Thesis may be undertaken as a written thesis.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a capacity to make a contribution to the existing body of knowledge in landscape architectural theory and practice;
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of how their chosen specialisation contributes to this body of knowledge;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of design as a form of research enquiry.

Generic skills

  • Written, verbal and graphic presentation of ideas
  • Correct use of design terminology
  • Ability to analyse social and cultural contexts
  • Critical thinking and analysis
  • Creative response to complex problems
  • Ability to select the appropriate design approach

Last updated: 3 April 2019