Course Title: Landscape Architecture Postgraduate Elective

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Postgraduate Elective

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


315H Architecture & Design


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


City Campus


320H Architecture & Urban Design


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021

Course Coordinator: Fiona Harrisson

Course Coordinator Phone: please contact via email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 100.8

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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 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
• 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 or design-related processes
  • demonstrate 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. Please refer to the elective's Canvas site for online learning material.

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
The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help via your Liaison Librarian.

A range of Study resources can be found at:

The RMIT University Study and Learning Centre offers a variety of services for students:

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.

Equitable Learning Services

  • 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.

Assessment Policy