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Landscape Technology (HORT20028)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Burnley)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeHORT20028
Campus
Burnley
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Landscape Technology is a subject which will develop the skills and knowledge required to understand the processes and techniques related to the installation and management of landscapes. Students will learn the role of documentation; to interpret drawings and understand basic construction techniques and activities associated with site preparation such as surveying and grading; investigate landscape sites and understand the impact of development on the built landscape including an understanding of water movement through the landscape and its control. Knowledge about materials, their sustainability, selection and use will also be an important part. Green Infrastructure is a focus and the unique elements and features of implementing a green roof and/or wall design is analysed using the Burnley Campus Green Roof and other inner city sites as case studies. This will also facilitate understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the construction process.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

* demonstrate understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of the landscape construction industry

* identify key activities associated with landscape construction

* demonstrate familiarity with Australian and industry standards

* understand the role of the landscape documentation package

* understand a range of landscape construction techniques for hard landscape elements

* understand existing site dynamics, and the impact of development on the built landscape

* understand the dynamics of water movement through the built landscape

* demonstrate knowledge in sustainable material selection; and

* demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles behind green infrastructure systems and their construction.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate skills of critical observation and analysis
  • exercise problem-solving skills
  • apply theoretical principles to practical outcomes
  • apply mathematical concepts to the understanding of physical processes
  • plan effective work schedules
  • think critically and organise knowledge

Last updated: 11 January 2018