Course Title: Landscape Architecture Planting Design

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Planting Design

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013


City Campus


320H Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015

Course Coordinator: Michael Howard + Dr. Marieluise Jonas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2966

Course Coordinator Email: &

Course Coordinator Location: 8.11.52

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The Landscape Architecture Planting Design course sits within  the environments stream. The environments stream provides skill base and core knowledge in the field of landscape architecture through training in dynamic landscape systems and the built environment as well as the ecological, social, cultural and economic aspects of landscape architectural design. Landscape Architecture Planting Design works with the foundational knowledge of layers and systems to address urban, plant and water systems through the medium of design.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The capabilities that are developed through the program in which you are enrolled are described in the Program Guide.
Program Capabilities which will be developed through this course are:
- Engaging with urban and global complexities through making informed judgements about environmental, social, cultural and political frameworks through design research.
- Exploring research methodologies
- Generating creative outcomes to Landscape Architecture projects
- Understanding the ecological, cultural, economical and ethical issues associated with design practice.

In the suite of environments courses you will develop the capability to address the increasing complexity of the landscape systems in relation to the theoretical, technical and social/political context within which they operate through the medium of design.

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Analyse existing spatial conditions and systems with relevant technologies.
- Communicate your ideas through a range of mediums.
- Identify and work within relevant Landscape Architectural frameworks.
- Demonstrate understanding of systems through spatial investigations within a project.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning Activities include:
Lectures, tutorials, workshops, field trips, field exercises and design research

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include:
RMIT Online Learning Hub can be found at
RMIT Swanston Library has extensive resources for Landscape Architecture Students. The library subject guide is a source of online resources and references - it can be found at:
The Library has additional support information on academic referencing
A range of Study resources can be found at:
The RMIT University Study and Learning Centre offers a variety of services for students with a first language other than English:

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is based on the presentation and/or realisation of a series of assessments consisting of visual, physical and written material.