Bachelor of Environements (Landscape Architecture)

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Bachelor of Environements (Landscape Architecture)

  • Study mode
    Bachelor of Environements (Landscape Architecture) is studied on campus
  • Program rating
    The current worldwide shortage of landscape architects makes this program at the University of Melbourne a great career option. Landscape architects have to opportunity to engage in core ecological, cultural and social issues in society today, in a creative way.
  • Aimed at
    Those wishing to learn about landscape architecture and work in the industry.
  • Employability
    Landscape architects work in all levels of government as well as private firms that handle planning, engineering and other consultancy. COnservation groups and land development companies also employ landscape architects, and some choose to run their own businesses.
  • Expected salary
    The annual average Australian salary in this field is $74,712
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  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Environements (Landscape Architecture)
  • Course description
    All Bachelor of Environments students must complete the following first year subjects:

    880-101  Natural Environments

    An understanding of natural systems is crucial for sustainable management and design. This core subject of the Bachelor of Environments degree introduces students to the main systems that shape the natural world. The subject examines the evolution of...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    880-102  Reshaping Environments
    This subject explores how environments shape us and we humans reshape the environment. It examines human attitudes to, impacts on and interactions with the environments in which we live by considering ‘natural', transformed and built...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    PLUS four subjects from the following list:

    880-103  Constructing Environments

    What are the structural principles and material properties that underpin the form and fabric of the natural and built environments? Through analysis, observation, experimentation, testing and review, students will explore examples and applications fr...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    880-104  Designing Environments
    This subject provides an introduction to how people identify needs and wants and devise ways of satisfying them through built or engineered manipulation of the environment. Students will consider the antecedents, processes, actors and consequences of...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    880-105  Governing Environments
    Natural and built environments and their resources have been the source of conflicting claims over rights of access, ownership and use. These contests have in turn led to the creation of a wide range of approaches to regulate such claims. In this sub...     Semester 1     12.50

    880-106  Mapping Environments
    In this subject students will learn how information is used to support decision making in urban and rural environments. This includes methods of data collection, mapping, information communication through visualisation, and decision-support systems. ...     Semester 2     12.50

    880-107  Urban Environments
    To understand why cities have become the most common living environment today, this subject will be built around three questions: what is ‘the urban' and why have cities formed and expanded?; how do we analyse the environments of con...     Semester 2     12.50

    880-108  Virtual Environments
    To plan or design requires the imagining of worlds yet to exist. Drawings and models undertaken with analogue or digital media operate as virtual environments that articulate proposals for environmental change in the physical world. An understanding ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    Landscape Architecture Requirements:

    100 level
        * 880101 Natural Environments
        * 880102 Reshaping Environments
        * 880-108 Virtual Environments
        * 880-104 Designing Environments (highly recommended)

    At least two of the following 200 level subjects:

        * 702-249 Explorations (Landscape Studio 1)
        * 702-239 Architecture Design Studio 1
        * 702-251 Site Planning and Design (Landscape Studio 2)


    200 level

        * 207-250 Greening Landscapes
        * 702-250 History of Designed Landscapes
        * 207-298 Designing with Plants

    300 level

        * *ABPL30042 Urban Landscape Studio (Landscape Studio 3)
        * *ABPL30043 Designed Ecologies (Landscape Studio 4)
        * 702-363 Site Tectonics
        * *ABPL3XXXX Case Studies in Landscape Architecture

     Landscape Architecture practice ranges across all scales of design, from largescale public projects such as the Olympic Parks in Sydney and Beijing, to suburban development, to smaller urban spaces and gardens.

    Providing a unique bridge between the design professions and the environmental sciences, Landscape Architecture offers creative opportunities to engage in core ecological, cultural, and social issues faced today. There is currently a worldwide shortage of landscape architects.

    Students of Landscape Architecture are attracted to its creativity and diversity, its challenges and demands. This major explores the practice, theory, history, and long-standing ecological sensibilities of the discipline.

    By the end of the three-year Bachelor of Environments degree with a Landscape Architecture major, you will have developed a strong base of design knowledge and technical skills across the landscape architecture discipline. You will be prepared for the two-year Master of Landscape Architecture program to become an accredited landscape architect

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