UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Master of Landscape Architecture

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 overview

Course overview

Course titleMaster of Landscape Architecture
Award abbreviationMLArch
Course code25550
Course typeprofessional practice master's degree
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts
CRICOS code074759G
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required144
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration2 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 duration3 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 144 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
Professional accreditationMaster of Landscape Architecture is accredited by: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.
Time limit6 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typeCommonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; 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 2018 or 2019.

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):

S2LACH4421Australian Landscapes
S1LACH4422Design Studio—Making (12 points)
S1LACH4423Ecological Systems
S2LACH4424Design Studio—Complexity (12 points)
S1LACH4505Critical Theory: 'isms and 'ologies in Landscape Architecture
S2LACH4506Research Methodologies: New Directions in Landscape Architecture
S2LACH5414Landscape Professional Documents
S1LACH5460Landscape 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):

S2ARCT5505Conservation in Cultural Landscapes, Historic Towns and Urban Precincts
S1ARCT5508Practical Building Conservation
N/AARCT5510Housing
S2ARCT5511Utopia/Disaster and Imagining the City
N/AARCT5515High Density: the Urban Model
N/AARCT5516Daguerre to Digital
S1ARCT5580Key Texts—Virtual
S2ARCT5581Key Texts
S1ARCT5583Introduction to Architectural Conservation
N/AARCT5584Publications
N/AARCT5585City as Site
N/AARCT5587Urban Design
S2ARCT5589Architecture of Furniture
N/AARCT5592Timber in Architecture
S1ARCT5593The Architecture of Furniture in Production
NS, S2ENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSENVT5504GIS and the Built Environment
S1PLNG4401Planning Theory and Practice
NSPLNG4402Planning Law
N/APLNG4403Planning and Governance
NSPLNG4404Statutory Planning
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
S2URBD5805Contemporary Urbanism (Twentieth and Twenty-first Century)
S1URBD5807The Forces that Shape Cities
S1URBD5808Case 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, S2LACH5503Independent Thesis by Dissertation Part 1 (12 points)
S1, S2LACH5504Independent Thesis by Dissertation Part 2 (12 points)
S1, S2LACH5510Independent Thesis by Design Part 1 (12 points)
S1, S2LACH5511Independent Thesis by Design Part 2 (12 points)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and 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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the 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 requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 144 points (maximum value) which include conversion units to a value of 48 points.

(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.

Satisfactory progress

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.

(3) Students who fail a Design unit must pass that unit at the next attempt.

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.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(2) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.

Additional rules

Time limit

13. Unless the Faculty approves an extension, the time limit is five years from the beginning of the semester in which the first unit is credited towards the course.