Highlights

  • Fast-track your studies by completing a combined bachelor and master's degree in landscape architecture. 
  • Stand out and stay competitive in the global job market with a masters-level qualification. 
  • Combine an understanding of landscape systems and design to create socially, culturally and ecologically meaningful urban, regional and rural landscapes. 
  • Take advantage of QUT’s 55-year history as one of Australia's principal landscape architecture educators. 
  • Learn how landscape architecture can address key global issues related to environmental change and social justice. 

Highlights

  • Fast-track your studies by completing a combined bachelor and master's degree in landscape architecture. 
  • Stand out and stay competitive in the global job market with a masters-level qualification. 
  • Combine an understanding of landscape systems and design to create socially, culturally and ecologically meaningful urban, regional and rural landscapes. 
  • Take advantage of QUT’s 55-year history as one of Australia's principal landscape architecture educators. 
  • Learn how landscape architecture can address key global issues related to environmental change and social justice. 

Why choose this course?

Landscape architecture graduates combine an understanding of landscape systems and of design to create socially, culturally and ecologically meaningful and resilient urban and rural environments 

This course is offered as a vertical double degree.  In a vertical double degree program, you can integrate an undergraduate bachelor degree with units from a postgraduate masters degree to save time and costs when compared with studying each degree separately. 

This course allows you to get a head start on the masters degree by providing intermediate and advanced knowledge and skills in landscape architecture in four units selected from the masters degree.  

Upon completion of the bachelor degree, including these four units, you will receive an offer into the Master of Landscape Architecture and may also be eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Project Management, Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Philosophy. 

Real-world learning

In this degree you’ll work on real-world landscape design projects in practical studio settings such as recent projects involving the Hamilton Northshore and King Street redevelopments. Throughout the course you will also have the opportunity to explore the world and gain international design experience through study tours, or be involved with the community through special projects. 

We have a 55-year track record as one of Australia's principal landscape architecture educators and the only program in Queensland that is recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).  Our graduates are leading practitioners locally and internationally. Teaching staff are connected to current professional practice and research activities to ensure you gain relevant knowledge of emerging trends within industry.

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What to expect

In the bachelor degree component, you will gain foundational and intermediate knowledge and skills in visual communication, landform and construction, landscape ecology, planting design, people and place connections, and environmental systems to design outdoor spaces that have positive cultural and environmental impact.

Your degree will begin with introductory Impact Lab units in which you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with students from other disciplines to focus on social issues and identify potential design solutions connected to industry and community. You will develop adaptable capabilities in critical and creative thinking, design, and communication to realise your ideas in diverse situations.

In the early part of your degree, you will focus on foundational knowledge, skills, and applications in landscape architecture, covering a range of design principles, theories and processes. Within the context of design studio units, you will apply what you learn to real or simulated design scenarios. Building on these foundations, you'll then explore intermediate-level units covering landscape construction materials and techniques, plants and ecology, landform, and technology.

In the final year (or equivalent) of your bachelors degree, you'll complete four postgraduate units as a pathway to entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture course. In these units you will learn about design research strategies, vegetation systems, decolonised design and planning and policy as related to contemporary issues. 

During the masters, you'll develop and apply advanced knowledge and skills through intensive design studios, professional practice units, and deeper engagement with the histories and theories of landscape architecture and sustainable urbanism . In some units you will work collaboratively with staff and students from the Master of Architecture degree in collaborative environments including simulated design office settings. These advanced units will prepare you to engage critically and creatively in ethical landscape architectural practice to address global challenges related to environmental and social change, justice and resilience. 

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

With knowledge and skills in landscape architecture, you may work in small design partnerships, in government design departments, or in large multidisciplinary teams with other professionals such as architects, horticulturalists, engineers, urban designers and town planners. 

You will be engaged primarily in landscape planning, master planning, site planning and design, including construction and planting design. In conjunction with work experience, this degree can provide a pathway to becoming a registered landscape architect. 

Possible careers

  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Construction Technician
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Technician
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Details and units

This vertical double degree is made up of DV43 Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) plus DE72 Master of Landscape Architecture. You will be able to progress on to the Master of Landscape Architecture upon successful completion of the bachelor degree. The full vertical double degree normally takes 4.5 years to complete full-time (3 years for the bachelor component plus 1.5 years for Master component).

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)
  • four postgraduate landscape units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).

To meet the course requirements for the Master of Landscape Architecture, you must complete a total of 192 credit points, made up of:

  • thirteen core units (192 credit points). Three of these units (72 credit points) are 24-credit-point Studio units.

Note: The four postgraduate landscape units completed in DV43 Bachelor of Design will contribute to the Master of Landscape Architecture leaving nine core units (144 credit points) remaining. 

Some units may be offered fully online or online with a face-to-face component.

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.

This vertical double degree is made up of DV43 Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) plus DE72 Master of Landscape Architecture. You will be able to progress on to the Master of Landscape Architecture upon successful completion of the bachelor degree. The full vertical double degree normally takes 4.5 years to complete full-time (3 years for the bachelor component plus 1.5 years for Master component).

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)
  • four postgraduate landscape units (48 credit points)
  • complementary studies, made up of a minor, or a combination of design specialisation units and electives (unit options) (48 credit points).

To meet the course requirements for the Master of Landscape Architecture, you must complete a total of 192 credit points, made up of:

  • thirteen core units (192 credit points). Three of these units (72 credit points) are 24-credit-point Studio units.

Note: The four postgraduate landscape units completed in DV43 Bachelor of Design will contribute to the Master of Landscape Architecture leaving nine core units (144 credit points) remaining. 

Some units may be offered fully online or online with a face-to-face component.

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

Selection rank
80.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2021.

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Course code
DV43
QTAC code
412902
CRICOS code
103171B
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
4.5 years full-time
9 years part-time
Three years (bachelor) plus 1.5 year (masters) vertical degree.
Duration
4.5 years full-time
Three years (bachelor) plus 1.5 year (masters) vertical degree. The masters component is available to international student visa holders from 2022.
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we strongly encourage you to undertake bridging studies to gain the knowledge:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)

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Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
* ?<5" ? indicates less than 5 ATAR based offers were made
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank <5*
Selection rank <5*
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank <5*
Selection rank <5*
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank <5*
Selection rank <5*

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

Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 87.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

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.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $8,100 per year full-time (96 credit points). The Master of Landscape Architecture is charged as a domestic tuition fee-paying course. FEE-HELP is available to eligible students.

2022 fees

2022: $33,500 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

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