The Landscape Management major will give you an understanding of the living and social systems required to plan and manage a range of outdoor environments – from urban parks to wilderness areas.
Urban, rural and forest landscapes play a crucial ecological and social role in our lives. These landscapes provide wildlife habitat, clean water and air, recreation opportunities, food and shelter.
Landscape managers can be found in a range of contexts. They might be responsible for restoring a degraded landscape, planning new parkland, protecting the ecological values of remnant native vegetation, planning for sustainable use of forests, or selecting and maintaining street trees in a large city.
Managing and protecting landscapes requires a broad understanding of how landscapes function and their use and importance to society. In this major, you will explore the physical and social components of these systems – the flora, fauna, soils, water and people, and the complex relationships between them.
Throughout the major, understanding of ecosystems is explored in the context of management issues and strategies, helping you to develop your skills for professional practice in landscape management.
Why study landscape architecture through environments?
- Generate positive change – learn how to manage and protect landscapes in urban and wilderness areas.
- Address issues including greening landscapes, bushfire, conservation and restoration, and sustainable use of forests and other natural resources.
- Gain practical, solutions- based experience through fieldwork, including in the heritage-listed gardens at our Burnley campus.
Making a difference
I chose the Landscape Management major because it was focused on dealing with the complex relationships between human society and the natural environment. This field is where I believe we have the most potential to generate positive change.
Bachelor of Environments (Honours) Major in Landscape Management
Through its emphasis on solution- based learning and practical fieldwork, the Landscape Management major leads to employment in the landscape, horticulture or natural resource management industries.
Upon completion of a major in Landscape Management, you will have the option of completing a fourth honours year which includes a research project. Selective entry into the honours program is based on your results at undergraduate level.
You may also wish to pursue graduate coursework programs or research in areas such as the environment, forest ecosystem science and urban horticulture.
Bachelor of Environments sample course plan 1
|Year 1||Semester 1||Reshaping Environments||Urban Environments||Mapping Environments||Breadth Subject|
|Semester 2||Natural Environments||Designing Environments||Governing Environments||Breadth Subject|
|Year 2||Semester 1||Elective Subject||Elective Subject||Elective Subject||Breadth Subject|
|Semester 2||Greening Landscape||Ecology||Major selective: Fire in the Australian Environment||Breadth Subject|
|Year 3||Semester 1||Leaves to Landscapes||Human Behaviour and Environment||Major selective: Designing with Plants||Breadth Subject|
|Semester 2||Soil and Water Resources||Integrated Landscape Problem-solving (capstone)||Major selective: Vegetation Management and Conservation||Breadth Subject|
|Compulsory subjects||First-year subjects||Major subjects||Elective subjects||Breadth studies2|
1This is a sample course plan only. Subjects offered may change from year to year. You will be advised of current subject offerings prior to subject selection and enrolment.
2This sample course plan includes six breadth studies subjects. One or two of these subjects can be taken as an elective within your discipline.
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(Current Bachelor of Environments students can contact their course advisors via email or 13MELB)
3 Years full-time
Part-time available 1
Fourth year honours available in some areas
Parkville (some subjects may be taught at the Burnley campus)
Contact hours (first year)
Approximately 16 hours per week.
Students should add study and assignment time of around six hours per subject per week. 2
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