Highlights

  • 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 to design and manage the use of land and natural resources to meet human needs in a sustainable way.
  • Your urban development studies will prepare you to plan large-scale projects such as new cities, suburbs, ports, recreational and industrial areas and transport infrastructure.
  • Use your combined landscape architecture and urban development skills in careers with private developers, government bodies and communities to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.

Highlights

  • 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 to design and manage the use of land and natural resources to meet human needs in a sustainable way.
  • Your urban development studies will prepare you to plan large-scale projects such as new cities, suburbs, ports, recreational and industrial areas and transport infrastructure.
  • Use your combined landscape architecture and urban development skills in careers with private developers, government bodies and communities to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.

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What to expect

Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)

In this course you will learn about landscape systems to understand the complexity of landscape in relation to the creation of outdoor spaces with positive cultural and environmental impact.

Our landscape architecture course is relevant and informed by the latest research. You'll work on real-world landscape design projects in practical studio settings and involving community participation.

We have a 50-year history as one of Australia's principal landscape educators and our graduates 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. You may work in private practice or in government areas at local, state and federal levels.

You will be engaged primarily in site planning, site design, planting design and landscape planning. Careers include pathways to being an accredited landscape architect, landscape designer, landscape technician, and landscape construction technician. Many graduates enjoy work in overseas practices.

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)

We are recognised for combining community involvement with design and implementation skills, which are based on links with engineering, property economics, architecture and landscape architecture.

You will work on inclusive community planning, integrated infrastructure provision, creative design, and practical problem-solving projects run in collaboration with partners in local and state government, developers and local community groups.

Use your combined landscape architecture and urban development skills in careers with private developers, government bodies and communities to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.

Other career choices include urban design, transport planning, development assessment, plan preparation for housing and industrial areas, open space and recreational planning, environmental protection, and social and economic development.

This course has accreditation from the Planning Institute of Australia.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Use your combined skills of Landscape Architecture and Urban Development in careers with private developers, government bodies and communities to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.

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
  • Urban and Regional Planner

Details and units

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 480 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning). You will study design and urban development units in your first your years, and concentrate on urban development studies for the remainder of this course.

Design component

In order to complete the Landscape Architecture major, you must complete a total of 192 credit points of core units comprising:

  • Landscape Architecture, Impact Lab, Design foundation units and Design specialisation units  - 192 credit points
  • two units completed as part of the Urban and Regional Planning component - 24 credit points**

Urban development component

The Urban and Regional Planning major component requires completion of 288 credit points (24 units) consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of core Urban Development units, including 12 cps professional practice unit and 12 cps research methods unit.
  • 192 credit points of Urban and Regional Planning discipline units
  • 24 credit points capstone project.

**Two units are completed as part of the Urban and Regional Planning component and will contribute to the completion requirements of both courses.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT 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 either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 480 credit points, made up of 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) and 288 credit points from the Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning). You will study design and urban development units in your first your years, and concentrate on urban development studies for the remainder of this course.

Design component

In order to complete the Landscape Architecture major, you must complete a total of 192 credit points of core units comprising:

  • Landscape Architecture, Impact Lab, Design foundation units and Design specialisation units  - 192 credit points
  • two units completed as part of the Urban and Regional Planning component - 24 credit points**

Urban development component

The Urban and Regional Planning major component requires completion of 288 credit points (24 units) consisting of:

  • 72 credit points of core Urban Development units, including 12 cps professional practice unit and 12 cps research methods unit.
  • 192 credit points of Urban and Regional Planning discipline units
  • 24 credit points capstone project.

**Two units are completed as part of the Urban and Regional Planning component and will contribute to the completion requirements of both courses.

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT 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 either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

Selection rank
70.00

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

Don't have a selection rank?

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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.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ID18
QTAC code
419782
CRICOS code
096573B
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
5 years full-time
Duration
5 years full-time
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 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)

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:

More about assumed knowledge

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 93.00 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.

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 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, 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 1
Selection rank 99
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 8
Selection rank 84
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 11
Selection rank 77
OP 10
Selection rank 79

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.

I completed secondary school in Australia

ATAR/selection rank
70.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 in an Australian school system or equivalent.

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.

2022 fees

2022: TBA

2022 fees

2022: TBA

2021 fees

2021: CSP $8,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $32,300 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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