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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) - 355JA

Course Code: 355JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Design and the Built Environment
CRICOS Code: 090006D
Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Study in the capital of urban design

Build on the high-quality work you demonstrated in your undergraduate study with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours). This innovative research-intensive one-year honours degree specialises in public sector landscape architecture and aims to extend your critical and analytical thinking in the form of practical, theoretical and research units, as well as a dissertation.

You’ll benefit from the course’s distinctive Canberra location and will explore the city’s unique context as Australia’s capital and centre of government from a landscape architecture perspective. As such, you’ll examine it not only as a planned, landscaped city perceived by a visionary landscape architect, but also as the centre of a diverse range of regional, rural and remote communities offering infinite landscape architectural possibilities.

Study a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the implications of contemporary global challenges, including sustainability, in the context of design, society and the environment
  • be aware of the roles and duties of design agencies in addressing social, economic and environmental challenges
  • make a positive contribution to a socially just, environmentally responsible and culturally diverse society
  • demonstrate design literacy and a critical understanding of design sufficient to contribute to the design profession
  • collaborate and strategically problem-solve in multidisciplinary contexts
  • demonstrate advanced visual, written and oral communication skills
  • articulate a designer’s contribution to complex design challenges involving multiple stakeholders
  • contribute to the profession as a designer by demonstrating best practice and ethical behaviour
  • perform at a level of professional expertise that allows you to confidently enter the landscape design industry.

Work Integrated Learning

We encourage you to undertake your dissertation exploring and researching a real-world thesis premise of 15,000 to 20,000 words, or an industry-related creative or design project accompanied by a 3,000 to 5,000 exegesis.

Career opportunities

  • Landscape architect
  • Landscape designer
  • Urban designer
  • Administrator
  • Policymaker
  • Landscape assessment officer

Course-specific information

This honours course is available to students who have attained high academic achievement in the Bachelor of the Built Environment (Landscape Architecture) or equivalent from UC, or related programs from other Australian universities. High academic achievement in your undergraduate degree is defined as a grade point average of at least 5.0 (equivalent to a Credit grade average) in your second and third year.

You must undertake the thesis component of your degree in a subject area related to your disciplinary competence and show evidence of having performed at Distinction level or above in subjects relevant to your proposed study.

All applicants must submit the Honours Supplementary Form available at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/student-services/forms

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is open to students who have completed the Bachelor of Landscape Design or equivalent from the University of Canberra, or cognate programs from other Australian universities, with at least a grade point average of 5.0 or better (equivalent to a credit average) for the second and third year of their undergraduate degree.

Additional Admission Requirements

All applicants must also submit the Honours Supplementary Form available at http://www.canberra.edu.au/student-services/forms

Students
are to undertake the thesis component of their degree in a subject area related to their disciplinary competence. They must show evidence of having performed in some subjects relevant to the proposed study at Distinction level or above.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) B LArch(Hons)

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

CSP

$33,400

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) in combination with the Bachelor of Landscape Design.

More information can be found at: https://www.aila.org.au/iMIS_Prod/AILAWeb/AILA_Accreditation.aspx

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Students will demonstrate an awareness and understanding of:
The implications of contemporary global challenges, including sustainability, in the context of design, society and the environment; and
The roles and duties of design agencies in addressing these social, economic and environmental challenges.
UC graduates can:
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives; and
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
Students will be able to:
Demonstrate design literacy and a critical understanding of Design sufficient to contribute to the design profession;
Demonstrate advanced communication skills including visual, written and oral; and
Perform at a level of professional expertise that allows them confidently to enter the landscape design professions.
UC graduates can:
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload; and
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Students will demonstrate highly developed skills in:
Collaborative and strategic problem solving through multi-disciplinary learning; and
Articulating the designers? contribution to complex design challenges involving multiple stakeholders;
UC graduates can:
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives;
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
Students will be able to:
Make a positive contribution to a socially just, environmentally responsible and culturally diverse society; and
Contribute to the profession as a designer by demonstrating best practice and ethical behaviour.
UC graduates can:
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
Students will contribute to Canberra?s unique landscape position as:
- A visionary landscape architect?s perception of a planned city in a landscape;
- Australia?s capital, and the centre of government; and
- The centre of a diverse range of regional, rural and remote communities offering infinite landscape architectural possibilities.
1. UC graduates are professional.
2. UC graduates are global citizens.
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
- Work collaboratively and demonstrate strong inter-personal skills
- Display initiative and flexibility with new ideas
- Plan and manage workload
- Demonstrate personal integrity
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity
- Demonstrate ethical behaviour
- Be reflective on own practice and be self-aware
- Demonstrate capacity and intention to benefit others and the environment

PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES
- Demonstrate capacity to appropriately apply up-to-date and relevant professional knowledge and skills
- Effectively communicate knowledge, ideas and opinions across boundaries
- Use creativity
- Demonstrate critical thinking
- Creatively use technology and evaluate new technology
- Demonstrate application of sustainability
- Research, analyse and evaluate appropriate information and situations and
- Formulate and implement solutions to problems

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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