Study in the capital of urban design
Build on the high-quality work you demonstrated in your undergraduate study with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours). This innovative research-intensive one-year honours degree specialises in public sector landscape architecture and aims to extend your critical and analytical thinking in the form of practical, theoretical and research units, as well as a dissertation.
You’ll benefit from the course’s distinctive Canberra location and will explore the city’s unique context as Australia’s capital and centre of government from a landscape architecture perspective. As such, you’ll examine it not only as a planned, landscaped city perceived by a visionary landscape architect, but also as the centre of a diverse range of regional, rural and remote communities offering infinite landscape architectural possibilities.
Study a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) at UC and you will:
- demonstrate an understanding of the implications of contemporary global challenges, including sustainability, in the context of design, society and the environment
- be aware of the roles and duties of design agencies in addressing social, economic and environmental challenges
- make a positive contribution to a socially just, environmentally responsible and culturally diverse society
- demonstrate design literacy and a critical understanding of design sufficient to contribute to the design profession
- collaborate and strategically problem-solve in multidisciplinary contexts
- demonstrate advanced visual, written and oral communication skills
- articulate a designer’s contribution to complex design challenges involving multiple stakeholders
- contribute to the profession as a designer by demonstrating best practice and ethical behaviour
- perform at a level of professional expertise that allows you to confidently enter the landscape design industry.
Work Integrated Learning
We encourage you to undertake your dissertation exploring and researching a real-world thesis premise of 15,000 to 20,000 words, or an industry-related creative or design project accompanied by a 3,000 to 5,000 exegesis.
- Landscape architect
- Landscape designer
- Urban designer
- Landscape assessment officer
This honours course is available to students who have attained high academic achievement in the Bachelor of the Built Environment (Landscape Architecture) or equivalent from UC, or related programs from other Australian universities. High academic achievement in your undergraduate degree is defined as a grade point average of at least 5.0 (equivalent to a Credit grade average) in your second and third year.
You must undertake the thesis component of your degree in a subject area related to your disciplinary competence and show evidence of having performed at Distinction level or above in subjects relevant to your proposed study.
All applicants must submit the Honours Supplementary Form, which will be provided for completion after the submission of an application for admission.
This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) in combination with the Bachelor of Landscape Design.
More information can be found at: https://www.aila.org.au/iMIS_Prod/AILAWeb/AILA_Accreditation.aspx
The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is open to students who have completed the Bachelor of Landscape Design or equivalent from the University of Canberra, or cognate programs from other Australian universities, with at least a grade point average of 5.0 or better (equivalent to a credit average) for the second and third year of their undergraduate degree.
Additional Admission Requirements
All applicants must submit the Honours Supplementary Form, which will provided for completion after the submission of an application for admission.
Students are to undertake the thesis component of their degree in a subject area related to their disciplinary competence. They must show evidence of having performed in some subjects relevant to the proposed study at Distinction level or above.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
English Language Requirements
Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) (24 credit points)
Required - 24 credit points as follows
- Coursework Units - Must pass 9 credit points as follows
Dissertation - Must pass 15 credit points as follows
- 8160 - Arts Honours Dissertation H 18cp (12cp) - 18 cp, Level H
- 9489 - Arts and Design Honours Symposium H - 3 cp, Level H
- The dissertation may take two forms: 1. Thesis: 15,000 - 20,000 words; or 2. Project: A substantial creative, design, or industry-related work accompanied by an exegesis (3,000 - 5,000 words).
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course.
Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through the following delivery modes:
UC - Canberra, Bruce
|On Campus:||The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.|
Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)||B LArch(Hons)|