UWA Handbook 2017

Major details

FURTHER INFORMATION

Riley De Campe

Upon leaving school I worked in landscape construction, but I have also always enjoyed drawing and art. This led me to study Landscape Architecture because I wanted to have more input into landscape designs. This major really expanded my views and ideas about public spaces and exposed me to so many different forms of amazing landscape and architectural designs from all around the world.

Landscape Architecture major

Landscape architecture is primarily concerned with the quality of the environment. It focuses on all aspects of landscape and land use planning, design and management; the restoration and rehabilitation of disturbed environments; and the design and management of outdoor spaces to create exciting, functional and attractive environments that will contribute to the life of the community. By studying this major you will develop essential skills in critical thinking, providing you with a strong understanding in the practical, as well as the theoretical, art of landscape design. It will provide you with the foundation to pursue a professional postgraduate qualification in Landscape Architecture. Landscape architects work on a variety of scales, ranging from major regional projects to smaller urban developments which include industrial, commercial, institutional, recreational and residential environments.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) communicate visually, orally and in text; (2) design projects which take a philosophical and ethical position in regard to the sociopolitical, ecological and aesthetic roles of landscape architecture; (3) apply historical, theoretical and technical knowledge to design; (4) produce designs which illustrate a basic working knowledge of plants, materials and construction techniques; (5) negotiate and resolve complex site planning issues and developmental programs; and (6) display an active engagement with experimental design processes and self-directed research.

Degree-specific major

Degree-specific major

Landscape Architecture can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP003 Bachelor of Design
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Landscape Architecture is a degree-specific single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
  • two Level 1 complementary units
  • one Level 2 complementary unit
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation None
S2 LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings None
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 ARCT1030 Structures and Natural Systems None
S1 LACH1010 History and Theory of Landscape Architecture None

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation and LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio 1)
S2 LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation and LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio 1)
S1 LACH2030 Site Manipulation None
Take the following complementary unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S2 IDES2040 Future Making Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation

Level 3

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 LACH3000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Expansions Prerequisites: LACH2030 Site Manipulation, LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations (formerly Landscape Architecture Studio 3) and LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations (formerly Landscape Architecture Studio 2)
S2 LACH3001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Resolutions Prerequisites: LACH2030 Site Manipulation, LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations (formerly LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio 3) and LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations (formerly LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio 2)
S2 LACH3030 Plants and Landscape Systems Prerequisites: [LACH2030 Site Manipulation and LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio 1) or ARLA1000 Design Studio - Groundings.] or one of the following: BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology, EART1104 Introduction to Geology, EART1105 The Dynamic Planet, SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Landscape Architecture degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Design course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP003-LDARC (opens in a new window)

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .

Choosing a second major

You also have the option to choose a second major from those available in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science course, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests no matter how different they are.

The following example illustrates how the Landscape Architecture degree-specific major can be combined with a second major in the Bachelor of Design course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSP003-LDARC-Generic (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Landscape Architecture can also be taken as a second major.

Second major

Second major

Landscape Architecture can be taken as a second major in the following degree courses:

BP001 Bachelor of Arts
BP002 Bachelor of Commerce
BP003 Bachelor of Design
BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

The Landscape Architecture second major is a single major comprising:

  • two Level 1 units
  • three Level 2 units
  • three Level 3 units
Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

Level 1

Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation None
S2 LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings None

Level 2

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation and LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio 1)
S2 LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations Prerequisites: IDES1040 Techniques of Visualisation and LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio 1)
S1 LACH2030 Site Manipulation None

Level 3

Take all units (18 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name  Unit rules
S1 LACH3000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Expansions Prerequisites: LACH2030 Site Manipulation, LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations (formerly Landscape Architecture Studio 3) and LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations (formerly Landscape Architecture Studio 2)
S2 LACH3001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Resolutions Prerequisites: LACH2030 Site Manipulation, LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio—Speculations (formerly LACH2001 Landscape Architecture Studio 3) and LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Considerations (formerly LACH2000 Landscape Architecture Studio 2)
S2 LACH3030 Plants and Landscape Systems Prerequisites: [LACH2030 Site Manipulation and LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio 1) or ARLA1000 Design Studio - Groundings.] or one of the following: BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology, EART1104 Introduction to Geology, EART1105 The Dynamic Planet, SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis

Choosing a second major

The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you the option of including a second major. You have the choice to either nominate your second major when you first enrol in the course or delay it until your second year. For a major to be recorded on your academic record it must be nominated before the requirements of the course are completed.

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how Landscape Architecture can be included as a second major in an undergraduate degree course.

Example: Course Study Plan: CSPGeneric-DSMGeneric-LDARC (opens in a new window)

For more examples of combinations of majors, search the study plans .

Landscape Architecture can also be taken as a degree-specific major.