Master of Landscape Architecture (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Landscape Architecture is primarily a design discipline concerned with the quality of the environment. Through design practice and research, the Master of Landscape Architecture educates students in many aspects of the profession. It strives to create critical thinkers with rigorous skills in the execution of landscape architectural work across a variety of types and scales.
- Course title
- Master of Landscape Architecture (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 96 points of taught units and 48 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 144 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Professional accreditation
- Master of Landscape Architecture (coursework or coursework and dissertation) is accredited by: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
- Time limit
- 6 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Christopher Vernon
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2019; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2020 or 2021.
Students who have not completed a bachelor's degree with a major in Landscape Architecture, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, must complete conversion units to the value of up to 48 points.
Take all units (60 points):
|S2||ARLA4506||Research Strategies in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Architecture|
|S1||LACH4422||Design Studio—Making (12 points)|
|S1||LACH4423||Landscape and Urban Ecology|
|S2||LACH4424||Design Studio—Complexity (12 points)|
|S1||LACH4505||Critical Theory: 'isms and 'ologies in Landscape Architecture|
|S2||LACH5414||Landscape Professional Documents|
|S1||LACH5460||Landscape Professional Practice|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points from this group (Options are intended to enhance preparation for the independent thesis. As such, units not on this list may be permitted if deemed appropriate and approved by the Faculty on a case by case basis):
|S2||ARCT5505||Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts|
|S1||ARCT5508||Practical Building Conservation|
|S1||ARCT5511||Utopia/Disaster and Imagining the City|
|N/A||ARCT5513||Operating Systems for a New Architectural Era|
|N/A||ARCT5517||Architecture and the Posthumanist Subject|
|S2||ARCT5528||Delivering Good Design|
|N/A||ARCT5530||The Single Family House as a Bourgeois Manifesto|
|S2||ARCT5536||Photo Real Rendering|
|S1||ARCT5583||Introduction to Architectural Conservation|
|S2||ARCT5586||Australian Architecture in a Global Setting|
|S1||ARCT5593||Furniture: from prototype to production|
|S2||ARCT5594||Drawing Out, Drawing In|
|S1||ARCT5595||Digital Design Journal|
|S1, S2||ENVT4411||Geographic Information Systems Applications|
|NS||ENVT5504||GIS and the Built Environment|
|S2||PLNG4401||Planning Theory and Practice|
|S2||PLNG5403||Planning and Governance|
|S1, S2||SCIE4403||The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science|
|S1||URBD5807||The Forces that Shape Cities|
|S1||URBD5808||Case Studies in Urban Design|
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Note: Students must choose to complete their independent design research by either dissertation or design.
|S1, S2||LACH5503||Independent Dissertation Part 1 (12 points)|
|S1, S2||LACH5504||Independent Dissertation Part 2 (12 points)|
|S1, S2||LACH5510||Independent Dissertation by Design Part 1 (12 points)|
|S1, S2||LACH5511||Independent Dissertation by Design Part 2 (12 points)|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
(3) Students who have completed a bachelor's degree with a major in Landscape Architecture, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, are granted credit for conversion units up to a value of 48 points.
8.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(2) Students who remain enrolled in a Design unit after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty in two or more teaching periods in a calendar year must pass at least one of those Design units.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction