Highlights

  • Fast-track your studies by completing a combined bachelor and masters degree in landscape architecture
  • Stand out and stay competitive in the global jobs market with a Master-level qualification
  • Combine art and science to create long-lasting, meaningful and enjoyable outdoor places
  • Take advantage of over 50 years experience as one of Australia's principal landscape 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 masters degree in landscape architecture
  • Stand out and stay competitive in the global jobs market with a Master-level qualification
  • Combine art and science to create long-lasting, meaningful and enjoyable outdoor places
  • Take advantage of over 50 years experience as one of Australia's principal landscape 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 art and science to create long-lasting, meaningful and enjoyable outdoor places.

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

This course will allow you to get a head start on a master degree by providing foundational, intermediate-level, and selected advanced knowledge/skills in landscape architecture for students, with a pathway for entry to the Master of Landscape Architecture.

Upon completion of the Bachelors degree 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

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 over 50 years of history as one of Australia's principal landscape architecture educators and the only one 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 of Design (Landscape Architecture), you will gain critical 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 develop adaptable capabilities in critical thinking, design, and communication to realise your ideas in diverse situations.

The early part of your degree with 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 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.

During the masters, you'll develop and apply advanced knowledge and skills in research strategies, Indigenous knowledges, urban design, and landscape planning policies. These advanced units will enable you to engage in ethical landscape architectural practice to address global challenges related to environmental change, social justice, sustainable environments, and healthy communities.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

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

 You will be engaged primarily in master planning, site design, planting design and landscape planning. This degree, in conjunction with work experience, can provide pathways to being a registered landscape architect, landscape designer, landscape technician, and landscape construction technician.

Possible careers

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

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

OP
14
Selection rank
70.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

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Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

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Course code
DV43
QTAC code
412902
CRICOS code
096565B and 102712H
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
Offer 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 of the subject/s listed below. If you don't have the subject knowledge, you can still apply for the course but we 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)

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you 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.

Deferment

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

More about deferring your offer

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, 2020.

OP
14
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

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.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $7,700 per year full-time (96 credit points) (Subject to the passing of legislation)

2021 fees

2021: $32,400 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

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Scholarships

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