Course Title: Landscape Architecture Postgraduate Elective

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Postgraduate Elective

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1363

City Campus

Postgraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1363

City Campus

Postgraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Fiona Harrisson

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3443

Course Coordinator Email: fiona.harrisson@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Rm 8.11.53

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

During the year, different Postgraduate electives are made available for you to choose from. Postgraduate Elective selections are made usually the week before classes begin and vary from semester to semester. You are also encouraged to take Postgraduate electives from other Programs within the School of Architecture and Design, and from other Postgraduate Programs across RMIT University.

In the landscape Architecture Postgraduate Elective you will engage with a specific design research agenda established by the course leader.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

• Generate innovative outcomes for Landscape Architecture design projects at a range of scales through a mastery of practice which synthesizes creative, critical, analytical, reflective and theoretical thinking skills
• Effectively and fluently disseminate design research across disciplines to specialist and non-specialist audiences through a mastery of communication skills in a range of forms and media which shows a sophisticated understanding of the technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture
• Express a high level of personal responsibility within independent design research projects combining an ability to employ a range of design processes for the generation and evaluation of design research projects
• Interrogate, question, engage and act in a broad range of social and cultural situations, and demonstrate effective teamwork and collaborative practices including an openness to others from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds
• Evidence the capacity to be an agent for change and innovation in the profession of Landscape Architecture in local and global contexts and in wider society as a whole


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • explore a range of design processes
  • produce innovative forms of design
  • demonstarte effective verbal, written, graphic and visual communication
  • evidence mastery of the elective material.

Each particular elective may have specific learning outcomes. Please refer to individual supplementary course guides.


Overview of Learning Activities

Specific learning activities will vary from elective to elective. They may include lectures, workshops, tutorials, field trips and presentations. The learning activities will be matched to the content of the individual elective.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

The University Library has extensive resources for [insert discipline area here ] students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies http://rmit.libguides.com/landscape-arch
The Library provides guides on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian Gwen Scott gwen.scott@rmit.edu.au

RMIT Online Learning Hub can be found at www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

A range of Study resources can be found at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/learning-lab

The RMIT University Study and Learning Centre offers a variety of services for students with a first language other than English: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/study-and-learning-centre
 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

The assessment of the electives will mainly be project-based and comprise a set of incremental, cumulative tasks structured to enable you to demonstrate your competency in the particular content of a the individual elective.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy

The Student Charter provides an overview of key responsibilities of RMIT Staff and Students to ensure a successful experience of university life. www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/