Master of Planning (Urban Design) with Master of Landscape Architecture (MPlan(UrbDes) MLandArch)

Program Code

MPMLA

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

There will be no intake into this program in Semester 1, 2024.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The double degree of Master of Planning (Urban Design) with Master of Landscape Architecture is a professionally accredited program which will enable graduates to apply for registration and practice as both Planners and Landscape Architects. The program is intended to develop professional and creative abilities in the context of contemporary theory and practice in Landscape Architecture and Planning (Urban Design).

The Master of Planning (Urban Design) with Master of Landscape Architecture is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate understanding of an advanced body of architectural knowledge, including its history, ideologies, discourses, and precedents; and relevant knowledge of people, environments, culture, technology, history and ideas pertinent to architectural propositions.
2. Grasp and navigate the legal, political and other contextual frameworks of architectural design and practice.
3. Research, critically analyse, and creatively synthesise a range of information, including aesthetic, ethical, social, economic, environmental, and technical aspects, to design and evaluate architectural propositions.
4. Describe and communicate design propositions, creatively utilising diverse technologies and media across verbal, written, graphic, and modelling modes of representation, appropriate to the range of audiences involved in the built environment.
5. Demonstrate a high level of ability to synthesise information and apply relevant theory in defining and solving complex planning problems.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the professional identity of the architect and the role and scope of architectural practice, encompassing its ethical dimensions, interdisciplinary linkages, and emergent challenges and opportunities, and identify one’s specific orientation and trajectory within this context.
7. Demonstrate understanding of an advanced body of planning knowledge.
8. Demonstrate an appreciation of the complex interactions between land, society, the economy, the environment and the policy and regulatory frameworks that govern these.
9. Display design, cognitive, communication, technical and research skills relevant to practice as a planning professional.
10. Demonstrate a high level of ability to synthesise information and apply relevant theory in defining and solving complex urban design problems.
11. Exercise critical skills and deep knowledge of planning and design issues to make professional judgements based on relevant evidence.
12. Apply relevant skills to scope, plan and carry out a complex urban design task.
Conditions
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Master of Planning (Urban Design) with Master of Landscape Architecture

There shall be a Master of Planning (Urban Design) with Master of Landscape Architecture.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the double degree of Master of Planning (Urban Design) / Master of Landscape Architecture, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 60 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 12 units in the form of a research project