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Landscape Design (HORT90034)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeHORT90034
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will provide an overview of landscape design and the broader landscape industry; discuss landscape design principles and their application to practice; explore garden history and prominent garden designers; describe the residential landscape design process and planting and materials design. Guest speakers from industry will contribute to the subject.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, student should:

  • Describe the design process from client brief through site analysis to finished design and design documentation.
  • Outline professional responsibilities of designers and clarify the roles and needs of professional support
  • Discuss historical and contemporary gardens and their influence in design inspiration, including Melbourne’s garden history
  • Communicate appropriate design solutions for different sites, resolving problems through this process.
  • Apply learned design principles to a simple residential garden design.
  • Describe the design functions and aesthetics of different planting and materials used in landscape design

Generic skills

  • Sourcing, interpreting and applying information from written and electronic sources to writing tasks;
  • Use scientific and technical literature to answer specific questions;
  • Apply time management skills to assessment deadlines;
  • An ability to work in groups as a means of enhancing learning outcomes
  • Capacity for independent, analytical and critical thought and reflection.

Last updated: 21 August 2019