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Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)/Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)

Combine landscape architecture with urban and regional planning to enhance established neighbourhoods, and shape new suburbs, cities and regions.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
12
Selection
rank
75

This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
5 years full-time
5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
419782
CRICOS
096573B

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

 

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.

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.

Career outcomes

Career 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

You will complete:

  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • the landscape architecture major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Urban development component

You will complete:

  • six core units (72 credit points) including a professional practice unit that requires completion of 30 days of approved urban and regional planning work experience.
  • 216 credit points from the urban and regional planning major.

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.

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

You will complete:

  • four school-wide impact lab units (48 credit points)
  • the landscape architecture major (144 credit points), including:
    • four shared foundation units (48 credit points)
    • eight units (96 credit points) from the discipline.

Urban development component

You will complete:

  • six core units (72 credit points) including a professional practice unit that requires completion of 30 days of approved urban and regional planning work experience.
  • 216 credit points from the urban and regional planning major.

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 12
Rank 75
This course is being offered for the first time in 2019.

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

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

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, 2019

419782 Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture)/Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2018 information is not available.

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

Guide to entry thresholds

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

OP
12
Rank
75
Did you get an OP 1-5?

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

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, Singapore, 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 Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
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 $9,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $34,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: CSP $9,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019 fees

2019: $32,700 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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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

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

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

Equity scholarships scheme

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

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Undergraduate Indigenous Fee Waiver Commencing Student Scholarship

A scholarship for Indigenous undergraduate students studying in the Science and Engineering Faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

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