AD7601: Landscape Professional Practice

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AD7601: Landscape Professional Practice

Module Title Landscape Professional Practice
Module Code AD7601
Module Tutor Allan Mitchell
School School of Art and Design
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 7
Brief Description

The module provides an introduction to Professional Practice within the context of a professionally accredited Course in Landscape Architecture. As well as covering Contract Law and Professional procedures, the module examines ethical and employment issues in a professional context.

Indicative Syllabus

It is a requirement of accredited courses that they teach a sound understanding of the essential principles, processes and legislation through which Landscape Architects practice. This module covers these areas to a level commensurate with LI Licentiate membership. As students become practitioners, they must be both professionally and technically competent, but also be able to understand, evaluate and revise their practices in the light of critical approaches and practical research.

The module focuses on the following main areas:

  1. Professional practice - engagement, remuneration, office management, job running, acquisition of work, professional and client relationships, contract and tender procedure, contracts and contract law.
  2. Professionalism and its wider context - history, current status, ethical issues, emerging professional roles in response to national and global change, private and public practice and policy - making, role of the Landscape Institute, economics and society in the late 20th century.
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Understand the principles and operations of fee-tendering and professional engagement including 'The Landscape Architect's Appointment.
  2. Understand the operation of contracts relevant to Landscape Architecture, with particular emphasis on the JCLI Contract.  
  3. Understand the principles of landscape project management.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 3500 word equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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