The Master of Urban Horticulture is designed for students seeking professional employment or research careers in the design, implementation and management of urban landscapes. We provide you with an understanding of the biological, socio-cultural and environmental factors that shape horticultural systems so that you can develop new programs and operations for urban improvement through, for example, design of public open spaces, revegetation and restoration projects, and nursery and greenhouse management.
This course is flexibly structured to support students with little or no previous industry experience and to challenge students who wish to extend their established knowledge. You will develop technical, design, planning, scientific and management skills in Urban Horticulture to take part in an industry that will continue to expand into the future.
MSLE is Australia’s leading centre for horticultural education, with over 100 years of experience. The course is taught at Burnley Campus, with access to our 13 hectares of heritage-listed gardens, established in 1891. Our program has excellent links to the horticultural industry, adding currency and relevance to your study experience and building employment opportunities for the future.
Our graduates successfully pursue careers in areas such as arboriculture, commerce and sales, education and training, garden design and management, landscape management, horticultural media, nursery production. You may also pursue a career in management or research and development in emerging areas such as Green Infrastructure, urban food production, and social and therapeutic horticulture.
If you are interested in a shorter course, MSLE also offers a Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture.
- We offer you the flexibility to design your own program by selecting up to 7 of your units from a diverse range of horticulture inquiry. Core subjects provide a solid foundation from which to undertake the specialist, research project, and elective subjects of your choice.
- Our Diploma provides a solid grounding in the central issues of urban horticulture, with the option to include a minor research project in your diploma, or complete only coursework subjects.
- Delivered primarily at Burnley and Parkville campus, all the benefits of our expert teaching staff and the renowned resources of the University of Melbourne are available to you.
|DURATION||2 years full time or part time equivalent
||1 year full time or part time equivalent
|TEACHING MODE||On campus; Two Semesters per year, with some subjects taught in online, or intensive, or Residential Intensive mode. Academic Calendar.
Semester 2 (July)
|CONTENT||75 points of core subjects;
25 points of professional toolbox subjects;
minimum of 25 points of research project:
a minimum of 25 points discipline electives. Course Structure
of core subjects and
|POINTS||200 credit points||100 credit points|
|PLACE TYPES||Local students
|CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS STUDY||Completion of an Honours program or a Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture (or equivalent) will give an advanced standing of 100 points into the Master of Urban Horticulture|
|APPLICATIONS DUE||Local Students
|HANDBOOK DETAILS||MC-URBHORT Master of Urban Horticulture||GD-URBHORT Graduate Diploma in Urban Horticulture|
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