Course Title: Elective 2 - Landscape Architecture

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Elective 2 - Landscape Architecture

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.  

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013


City Campus


320H Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Jock Gilbert

Course Coordinator Phone: NA

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 100.08.002

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

During the year, different electives are made available for you to choose from. Elective selections are made usually the week before classes begin and vary from semester to semester. You are also encouraged to take electives from other Programs, and from the RMIT wide elective menu.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Critically apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge incorporating ecological, cultural, economic and ethical issues of landscape architecture in the medium of design using a range of design methods and practices. 
  • Communicate using a range of forms and media to clearly and coherently present ideas that are informed by the underlying principles and concepts of the technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture. 
  • Assume responsibility for own ongoing learning and use initiative and informed judgment to position ideas of practice in landscape architecture and across disciplines. 
  • Reference technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture to describe, critique, modify and adapt relevant and innovative forms of design for professional work in the discipline. 
  • Demonstrate the capacity for design practice to be an agent for problem solving and change; and engage this understanding to make design decisions with some independence. 

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

  1. undertake a material landscape practice and/or landscape enquiry in relation to the elective agenda.
  2. understand ideas underpinning practice
  3. utilise reflection to inform practice/inquiry
  4. communicate findings in appropriate medium

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 Landscape Architecture students. The Library has produced a subject guide that includes quality online and print resources for your studies

There are services and resources available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the RMIT student website.

RMIT Online Learning Hub can be found at

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

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Essay, 40% CLO1, CLO2 and CLO4 

Assessment Task 2: Presentation, 20%, CLO4 and CLO5 

Assessment Task 3: Report, 40% CLO1,CLO2 and CLO3 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.