BP256 - Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design

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Plan: BP256P15 - Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design
Campus: City Campus

Program delivery and structure

Approach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program structure

Approach to learning and assessment

Learning landscape architecture at RMIT happens through the medium of landscape and in the process of designing. The term ‘design’ is used to describe a wide range of cognitive translation processes that are used to test and express ideas through a wide range of media. The outcome of this process is always tangible and communicable. Design is a generative act that encapsulates a wide range of skills and knowledge to communicate, synthesize, position and produce landscape.

There are 4 streams of study that compose the program: Design Studio, Communications, Theoretical Frameworks and Environments. Each stream is addressed through the act of design including processes of testing, experimentation, drawing, making or fabrication processes.

You will learn in a dynamic student centred environment and through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and field based activities. The design studio is a space where learning emerges through action – an investigative and creative process driven by exploration and experimentation, and critique and reflection.

 Learning and teaching in this program is closely linked with industry. Through delivery of studio courses we engage innovative and renowned practitioners to contribute to your learning experience and allow you to build your capacities in real-world contemporary practice in landscape architecture.

All design studios are vertically integrated which means that you will learn with your peers from different year levels. This allows a peer learning process and offers you a wide range of choices in design studio type.

Learning is evaluated through assessment tasks. An assessment task is any activity that enables you to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. Common assessment tasks include designs, presentations, essays, objects, sketches, drawings, plans, portfolios, tests etc.

We have high expectations of our students and, through engaging with a student-centred learning approach, we support you in this program to meet those expectations as we believe that excellence in both our teaching and your learning will contribute to your capacity to meaningfully shape the future of the built environment.

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Work integrated learning

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:

  • undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;

  • interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities;

  • complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;

and in addition:

  • these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.

Any or all of these aspects of a WIL experience may be simulated.

Across all streams in the program you will engage consistently with Landscape Architectural practitioners and be exposed to types of experiences found in professional practice, including real or simulated practice environments, publications, presentations, consultations, workshops, conferences and design projects.

Practising Landscape Architects offer Design Studios in the studio stream each semester. Within these, you will explore contemporary issues in Landscape Architecture through live or simulated projects and develop a design response in a simulated practice environment. This environment includes assessment by a panel consisting of practitioners and industry professionals.

The designated Work Integrated Learning courses within the Bachelor of Landscape Architectural design are:
ARCH1347 Landscape Architecture Environments 2

ARCH1350 Landscape Architecture Environments 3

ARCH1354 Landscape Architecture Environments 4

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Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:
 

All courses listed may not be available each semester

 

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Year One of Program

SEMESTER ONE: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Landscape Architecture Design Studio 124ARCH1342City Campus
Landscape Architecture Environments 112ARCH1343City Campus
Landscape Architecture Theoretical Frameworks 112ARCH1344City Campus
AND
SEMESTER TWO: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Landscape Architecture Design Studio 224ARCH1345City Campus
Landscape Architecture Communications 112ARCH1346City Campus
Landscape Architecture Environments 212ARCH1347City Campus
 
AND

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Year Two of Program

SEMESTER ONE: Completer the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Landscape Architecture Design Studio 324ARCH1348City Campus
Landscape Architecture Communications 212ARCH1349City Campus
Landscape Architecture Environments 312ARCH1350City Campus
AND
SEMESTER TWO: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Landscape Architecture Design Studio 424ARCH1351City Campus
Landscape Architecture Theoretical Frameworks 212ARCH1352City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:
University Elective
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

SEMESTER ONE: Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Landscape Architecture Design Studio 524ARCH1353City Campus
Landscape Architecture Environments 412ARCH1354City Campus
AND
Select and Complete One (1) Course from:
University Elective
AND
SEMESTER TWO: Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Course Code

Campus

Landscape Architecture Design Studio 624ARCH1355City Campus
Landscape Architecture Theoretical Frameworks 312ARCH1356City Campus
Landscape Architecture Communications 312ARCH1357City Campus
 

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