Create exceptional outdoor spaces
Landscape architecture involves the planning and design of outdoor areas in both public and private settings, such as parks, gardens, campuses, commercial centres and waterfront developments. By studying at UC you’ll examine the complexities of urban and regional spaces across all layers of the landscape, while investigating topical issues in landscape architecture theory and practice. The rich and culturally diverse ways in which landscapes are understood will be explored, especially from Indigenous perspectives.
This dynamic and innovative course combines research-led teaching with practical learning including design studio activities, seminars, tutorials and field trips. At the conclusion of your course, you can choose to either forge an immediate career in the industry, or enrol in a one-year Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours).
Study a Bachelor of the Built Environment (Landscape Architecture) at UC and you will:
- learn to read, interpret and analyse the landscape and built environment across a range of scales – from the suburban to the regional
- develop and evaluate responses to issues that contextualise the Australian landscape and the built environment
- draw on cultural, historical and theoretical frameworks to support your ideas
- visually and verbally evaluate a range of design solutions
- utilise digital technologies in a range of professional environments.
Work Integrated Learning
A feature of this course includes engaging with leading design professionals and industry practitioners to gain valuable real-world landscape architecture experience through the delivery of a series of ‘live’ projects. Internships at local, national and international landscape architecture and urban design firms are encouraged, as well as with local councils and government departments.
- Landscape designer
- Urban designer
- Landscape assessment officer
Signature overseas study options have been tailored specifically to this course to ensure that students are globally connected. You’ll be provided with the opportunity to work with leading practitioners and students at a variety of overseas institutions.
Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification
We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry
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.
Typical Study Pattern
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
- Bachelor of the Built Environment (Landscape Architecture) (72 credit points)
Required - 57 credit points as follows
CM0004 Core Major in the Built Environment (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
- 10334 - Professional Orientation (Built Environment) - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11014 - BE: Analysis Studio - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11015 - Heritage Conservation - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11016 - BE: History and Culture - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11017 - Professional Practice 1: Work Integrated Learning - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11019 - Professional Evidence (Built Environment) - 3 cp, Level 3
Restricted Choice - 6 credit points as follows
Part A - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- 11013 - Pixels and Polygons - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11624 - BE Digital Design Techniques 01: Fundamentals - 3 cp, Level 1
- From 2020 unit 11624 BE Digital Design Techniques 01: Fundamentals has replaced unit 11013 Pixels & Polygons. Students who have not already passed 11013 must complete 11624.
Part B - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- 11018 - Professional Practice 2: Work Integrated Learning - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11574 - Professional Practice: WIL Studio 3 - 3 cp, Level 3
- From 2020 unit 11574 Professional Practice: WIL Studio 3 has replaced unit 11018 Professional Practice 2: WIL. Students who have not already passed 11018 must complete 11574.
- Part A - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
SM0015 Specialist Major in Landscape Architecture (33 credit points)
Required - Must pass 33 credit points as follows
- 623 - Plants and Animals - 3 cp, Level 1
- 10187 - Built Environment Technology 1 - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11020 - BE: Design Studio - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11021 - BE: Visual Communication - 3 cp, Level 1
- 11032 - Landscape Architecture Theory - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11033 - Landscape Architecture Design 2 - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11034 - Landscape Architecture Documentation - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11035 - Three Dimensional Landscape - 3 cp, Level 2
- 11037 - Landscape Systems - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11038 - Landscape Architecture Design 5 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 11128 - Connections to Country - 3 cp, Level 2
- Required - Must pass 33 credit points as follows
- CM0004 Core Major in the Built Environment (24 credit points)
Open Electives - 15 credit points as follows
- Must pass 15 credit points from anywhere in the University, as a breadth minor and/or as individual units.
For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.
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 3 years full-time or equivalent. Maximum 10 years.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
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