Course Title: Landscape Architecture Technology Research

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Technology Research

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2007

Course Coordinator: Michael Howard & Dr. Marieluise Jonas

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 2966

Course Coordinator &

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Landscape Architecture Environments 3 (ARCH1350)

Course Description

Environments 4 is the final part in a series of four courses in 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.
Environments 4 builds on the capabilities gained in the series and expands to experimental engagement with the complex systems in the built environment through specialization.

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:

- Formulate and speculate a new understanding of systems, processes, materialisation and temporality.
- Explore and invent means to communicate your understanding of systems through a range of mediums.
- Develop and challenge landscape knowledge across the frameworks of Landscape Architectural discourse.
- Manipulate and experiment with your knowledge through a project.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities include:

Lectures, workshops, field research and design research

Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include:

The RMIT online learning hub which can be found at

The library subject guides provided through RMIT library can be found at

A range of study resources can be found at

The RMIT University Study and Learning Centre offers a range 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.