LASC 409

Major Design

Course overview

You’ll complete a complex design exercise illustrating all aspects of landscape site planning and design.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):


  • a minimum of 15 credit point(s) from the course(s) specified below
  • Complex Design, LASC-406



  • Design Theory, LASC-310



  • Design Theory, DESN-301


  • restriction Major Design, LASC-408
  • restriction Major Design, LASC-408A
  • restriction Major Design, LASC-408B
  • restriction Major Design, LASC-408C

Available semesters Semester 2 2024
Credits 30
Domestic fees $2,101.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Apply a range of techniques, media and software applications to communicate design visions, goals, strategies, concepts and responses.
  2. Evaluate complex design problems under consideration of their theoretical, technical and ethical dimensions.
  3. Critically develop place-specific design, implementation and management strategies for plant and hard materials under consideration of cultural and sustainability aspects.
  4. Prepare a creatively and technically well-resolved design response for a complex site at a range of scales.

Course examiners

Gillian Lawson

Gillian Lawson

Associate professor

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design