Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
- demonstrate skills and knowledge in the design, implementation and current management of vegetation and green spaces in urban landscapes;
- interpret, critically analyse and evaluate data generated through research activities in order to effectively implement sustainable horticultural plant, soil and water maintenance and management programs and operations;
- investigate and apply innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the management of urban green space and green infrastructure by applying sound biological, socio‐cultural and environmental principles;
- evaluate and critically assess the design and functional performance of urban vegetation systems, considering plant health, soil and substrate properties and water management
- communicate and synthesise the likely future effects of climate change upon urban horticulture and green infrastructure performance and ecosystem service function, and at the same time the role of urban vegetation in adapting our urban centres to climate change and extreme environmental conditions or events.
- develop an understanding of diverse approaches to 'problem solving' and demonstrate personal accountability and discipline professionalism by applying solutions to the diversity of challenges facing urban horticultural managers
- effectively communicate, to a range of audiences, the socio‐ecological, biodiversity, environmental and functional value of urban horticulture to develop creative, vibrant and liveable cities
- Highly developed oral communication skills to allow informed dialogue and liaisonwith individuals and groups from industry, government and the community.
The Melbourne Experience enables our Graduates to become: Academically excellent Our Graduates will be expected to: have strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s) reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self directed learning be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies Knowledgeable across disciplines.
Our graduates will be expected to:
examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems have a a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.
Leaders in communities
Our graduates will be expected to: initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations mentor future generations of learners engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs
Attuned to cultural diversity
Our graduates will be expected to : Value different cultures be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community respect Indigenous knowledge, cultures and values Active global citizens Our graduates will be expected to: accept social and civic responsibilities be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equality and ethics.
Last updated: 5 March 2024