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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
11
Selection
rank
77
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Course starts
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.

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.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and 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.

Professional recognition

Graduates can join the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) as a graduate member and apply to become a Registered Landscape Architect (AILA) with at least eight years of additional practical experience.

Possible careers

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

Details and units

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the landscape architecture discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of both:
    • design specialisation units (minimum 48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

To meet the course requirements for the Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture), you must complete a total of 288 credit points, made up of:

  • a design major (144 credit points), including four shared foundation units (48 credit points) and 96 credit points from the landscape architecture discipline
  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of both:
    • design specialisation units (minimum 48 credit points)
    • a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT creative industries degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in a creative or non-creative discipline area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

OP 11
Rank 77

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.

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Deferment

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

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Adjustments to your selection rank

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

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Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

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 2
Selection rank 97
OP 2
Selection rank 97
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 12
Selection rank 75
OP 11
Selection rank 77
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 14
Selection rank 70
OP 13
Selection rank 72

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).

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.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

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

OP
11
Rank
77
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

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

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $36,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Creative Industries International Scholarship

We offer merit-based scholarships for high-achieving international students who have accepted their offer and been admitted into an undergraduate course.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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