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Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)

Study with one of Australia’s principal landscape educators. You’ll work on real-world projects in studio settings and gain knowledge of emerging industry trends.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection
rank
72
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
412342
CRICOS
096565B

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • The only landscape architecture degree in Queensland.
  • Learn about landscape systems and to understand the complexity of landscape in relation to the creation of outdoor spaces with positive cultural and environmental impact.
  • Learn about, and develop, design skills to engage with small scale landscape design projects.
  • Work on real-world landscape design projects in practical studio settings and involving community participation.
  • Take advantage of our 50-year history as one of Australia's principal landscape educators.

Highlights

  • The only landscape architecture degree in Queensland.
  • Learn about landscape systems and to understand the complexity of landscape in relation to the creation of outdoor spaces with positive cultural and environmental impact.
  • Learn about, and develop, design skills to engage with small scale landscape design projects.
  • Work on real-world landscape design projects in practical studio settings and involving community participation.
  • Take advantage of our 50-year history as one of Australia's principal landscape educators.
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Why choose this course?

The green spaces in our modern world are treasured. Not just for their aesthetic, but for the balance they bring. They create natural habitats. They shade hot city streets. They connect us with the natural environment. This is why landscape architecture is such an important part of metropolitan and regional planning for the future.

Real-world learning

You’ll work on real-world landscape design projects in practical studio settings such as recent projects involving the Brisbane Powerhouse and King Street redevelopments. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to explore the world and gain international design experience through study tours, or be involved with the community through projects or hands-on design studios.

We have a 50-year history as one of Australia’s principal landscape educators and our graduates are leading practitioners employed around the world. Teaching staff are linked to professional practice to ensure you gain knowledge of emerging trends within industry.

What to expect

In this course you will learn to combine landscape systems with urban design and environmental science to create outdoor spaces with positive cultural and environmental impact. Your degree will begin with introductory and shared impact lab units where, working with students from other disciplines, you’ll focus on problems and social issues and identify potential solutions connected to industry and community.

Your introductory studies will focus on foundational landscape design knowledge, skills and applications, covering a range of design principles, theories and processes which you will apply to real or simulated design scenarios. Building on these foundations you’ll then explore core units covering building materials, flora, ecology, landform and tectonics as well as the legislative environment governing landscape construction.

Later in your degree you will be able to transfer skills and knowledge to a workplace or professional context and gain practical work experience with work integrated learning.

Double degrees

 Combine your degree with a second degree to gain a broader range of skills and knowledge, a competitive advantage and enhanced career flexibility.  Choose a double degree with:

  • Business to develop skills that can lead to diverse careers intersecting design with marketing, public relations, advertising, international business, economics, management and human resource management.
  • Engineering to work in private practice or in government at all levels, in roles such as structural engineer, geotechnical engineer, landscape architect and environmental engineer.
  • Science to develop your understanding of environmental impacts of mining, tourism and urban development, and be equipped to rehabilitate and reforest degraded sites, or design outdoor spaces that enhance the environment.
  • Urban and regional planning to use your combined skills in careers with private developers, government bodies and communities to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Our graduates find careers independently, in small partnerships or as a member of large multidisciplinary teams with other professionals such as architects, engineers, urban designers and town planners.You will benefit from a 50-year history as one of Australia’s principal landscape educators with graduates that are leading practitioners employed around the world.

Our graduates find careers independently, in small partnerships or as a member of large multidisciplinary teams with other professionals such as architects, engineers, urban designers and town planners in private practice or local, state and federal levels of government. With international design experience many graduates enjoy work in overseas practices.

Possible careers

  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Construction Technician
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Technician

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 72

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
DE43
QTAC code
412342
CRICOS code
096565B
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
Duration
3 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

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Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 6
Selection rank 89
OP 5
Selection rank 91
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 78
OP 10
Selection rank 78
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 68
OP 13
Selection rank 71

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.