Highlights

  • QUT offers the only landscape architecture degrees in Queensland
  • Undertake studies that leave you well placed to practice confidently as a landscape architect
  • Graduate with the skills to work across the wide range of the landscape architecture spectrum
  • Explore themes of environmental change and social justice
  • Unique remote and on campus learning model
  • Take advantage of over 50 years history as one of Australia's principal landscape educators

Highlights

  • QUT offers the only landscape architecture degrees in Queensland
  • Undertake studies that leave you well placed to practice confidently as a landscape architect
  • Graduate with the skills to work across the wide range of the landscape architecture spectrum
  • Explore themes of environmental change and social justice
  • Unique remote and on campus learning model
  • Take advantage of over 50 years history as one of Australia's principal landscape educators

Why choose this course?

This masters by coursework covers the key areas of knowledge required to be a registered landscape architect.  You’ll learn how landscape architecture can meaningfully contribute to current global challenges, including issues surrounding social justice and environmental change.

With multiple modes of engagement and learning you'll benefit from hands-on design studios incorporating industry engagement and real-world scenarios to gain practical knowledge, experience and skills. Theory-based units will also encourage you to explore key societal issues and discover how landscape architects can be proactive and contribute to sustainable built and natural environments.  

This degree qualifies you to begin the journey to registration as an RLA (Registered Landscape Architect).

Real-world learning

You'll benefit from over 50 years history as one of Australia’s principal landscape educators. Teaching staff are linked to professional practice to ensure you gain knowledge of emerging trends within industry.  Your studies are grounded in real-world learning expertise in diverse cultural perspectives, interdisciplinary learning, sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives.

The course will be delivered through a combination of online and on-campus components.

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What to expect

Early in this course you'll explore landscape histories; plants for urban and natural systems as well as learn to design climate responsive landscapes.  You'll then gain an understanding of research strategies in design and sustainable urban design, including how Indigenous culture in Australia influences landscape architectural and architectural design.

Later in your degree you'll engage in studies involving planning and management of special design projects and contribute to interdisciplinary teams of built environment professionals.  Throughout your course, you’ll engage in hands-on intensive studio units that explore the concept of ‘play’ in urban design spaces and involve real-world industry-directed design briefs that investigate environmental change and social justice concerns.

In your final semester you will complete a thesis project that will represent a proposed intervention in the real world that could create a significant contribution to the field of landscape architecture.

Flexible delivery

The course is offered with delivery modes designed to fit with your busy lifestyle with units taught through either fully online mode or online with a face-to-face component that provide immersive experiences in the classroom and outside in relevant landscape environments.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates from our courses have successful careers across the landscape architecture spectrum, including design work in education, housing, public works, health and corrections sectors, within large and small-scale private and public sector bodies.

The Master of Landscape Architecture will leave you well placed to practice confidently as a landscape architect, working and connecting with fellow professionals such as architects, planners, ecologists, horticulturalists, engineers and scientists and a range of diverse stakeholders.

On successful completion of this course, you may be eligible to apply for entry into the IF80 Master of Philosophy or the IF49 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Possible careers

  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Construction Technician
  • Landscape Designer

Details and units

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.

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

If you have a relevant prior degree you may be able to complete the course in 1 or 1.5 years. See the Requirements tab for information about eligibility.

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.

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

If you have a relevant prior degree you may be able to complete the course in 1 or 1.5 years. See the Requirements tab for information about eligibility.

Requirements

Course code
DE72
CRICOS code
102712H
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
1 - 2 years full-time
2 - 4 years part-time
In 2021, this course is offered part-time only. It will be available both full and part-time from 2022.

In 2021, this course is offered part-time only. It will be available full-time in 2022.

In 2021, this course is offered part-time only. It will be available full-time in 2022.

Duration
2 years full-time
In 2021, this course is offered part-time only. It will be available full-time in 2022.

In 2021, this course is offered part-time only. It will be available full-time in 2022.

In 2021, this course is offered part-time only. It will be available full-time in 2022.

Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

2 year program 

  • A  recognised bachelor degree in landscape architecture; or
  • A recognised overseas bachelor program in landscape architecture plus an successful portfolio and interview demonstrating the core skills in landscape architecture; or
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in a relevant discipline plus a successful portfolio and interview demonstrating the core skills in landscape architecture.

1.5 year program

1 year program 

  • Completion of DE42 Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Landscape Architecture).

Relevant disciplines

  • Architecture
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Interior architecture
  • Planning (regional, town, urban)

Portfolio

Your digital portfolio will to demonstrate your capabilities in the core skills in landscape architecture:

1. Design thinking and development - Graphic and textual explanation of the thinking behind, and development of, at least one design or planning project from concept through to final resolution.

2. Design resolution at different scales- Resolved design or planning projects at two different scales: e.g. one for a laneway and one for an urban region. Resolution is communicated through plans, sections, perspectives, models or similar.

3. Technical design - Construction documentation, e.g. (but not limited to) grading plans, planting plans, construction detailing, design specifications.

4. Design communication - Demonstrated skills in two or more of the following:

  • hand drawing, sketching, painting, collage
  • model making
  • computer aided drawing and/or desktop publishing

What form should my portfolio take?

The portfolio shall be submitted in electronic form.

You must collate your work into a single PDF (maximum 30 pages) :

  • supply a URL if it is hosted online or
  • upload a file (maximum load file in the QUT application portal is 5mb, so you may load multiple files. Your total portfolio size should be no more than 10mb).

What should be in my (digital) portfolio?

1. Portfolio of design work: A folio of work (between four and six examples of design projects in a maximum of 25 pages) in PDF format consisting of your design projects from university-level studies, professional and/or personal creative work reflecting your skills and knowledge of landscape architecture.

Work should evidence, but not be limited to: your use of computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Revit and other 3D packages, as well as hand drawing, sketching, painting, collage, model-making and photography. In addition to final rendered images, include information on the concepts, ideas, design process leading to the final design, as well as any construction documentation. Please include designs completed at a variety of scales, with some that include grading plans, planting plans, and other construction documentation. The folio may include material developed with others in an office/practice situation where this is clearly referenced and your specific contribution is explained.

2. Professional CV: A maximum two-page professional CV that clearly shows your design or related experience in PDF format.

3. A personal statement: a maximum of 300 words presenting your reasons for wanting to study the Master of Landscape Architecture.

Current QUT Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) graduands

Current QUT Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) single and double degree graduands will automatically receive an offer for this course within three weeks of course completion. 

All other applicants will need to apply to seek entry.

Minimum academic requirements

2 year program 

A completed Australian bachelor degree in landscape architecture with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher (on QUT's 7 point scale); or

A completed recognised overseas bachelor program in landscape architecture with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher (on QUT's 7 point scale), plus a successful portfolio and interview demonstrating core skills in landscape architecture; or

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in a relevant discipline (architecture, environmental engineering, civil engineering, interior architecture, environmental science, environmental design, interior architecture, planning, urban design) with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher (on QUT’s 7 point scale), plus a successful portfolio and interview demonstrating core skills in landscape architecture.

1.5 year program

Successful completion of the  DV43 Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture) with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher (on QUT's 7 point scale); or  

Successful completion of the DE70 Graduate Certificate of Designing Resilient Landscapes with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher (on QUT's 7 point scale), plus a successful portfolio and interview demonstrating core skills in landscape architecture; or  

A completed recognised Australian Masters of Architecture with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher (on QUT's 7 point scale), plus a successful portfolio and interview demonstrating the core skills in landscape architecture.

1 year program 
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Design (Honours) (Landscape Architecture) (DE42) with a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 or higher (on QUT's 7 point scale).

 

Portfolio requirements

Your digital portfolio will to demonstrate your capabilities in the core skills in landscape architecture:

  1. Design thinking and development - Graphic and textual explanation of the thinking behind, and development of, at least one design or planning project from concept through to final resolution.
  2. Design resolution at different scales- Resolved design or planning projects at two different scales: e.g. one for a laneway and one for an urban region. Resolution is communicated through plans, sections, perspectives, models or similar.
  3. Technical design - Construction documentation, e.g. (but not limited to) grading plans, planting plans, construction detailing, design specifications.
  4. Design communication - Demonstrated skills in two or more of the following:
    • hand drawing, sketching, painting, collage
    • model making
    • computer aided drawing and/or desktop publishing

 

What form should my portfolio take?

The portfolio shall be submitted in electronic form.

You must collate your work into a single PDF (maximum 25 pages):

  • supply a URL if it is hosted online or
  • upload a file (maximum load file in the QUT application portal is 5mb, so you may load multiple files. Your total portfolio size should be no more than 10mb).

What should be in my (digital) portfolio?

1. Portfolio of design work: A folio of work (between four and six examples of design projects in a maximum of 25 pages) in PDF format consisting of your design projects from university-level studies, professional and/or personal creative work reflecting your skills and knowledge of landscape architecture.

Work should evidence, but not be limited to: your use of computer programs such as Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Revit and other 3D packages, as well as hand drawing, sketching, painting, collage, model-making and photography. In addition to final rendered images, include information on the concepts, ideas, design process leading to the final design, as well as any construction documentation. Please include designs completed at a variety of scales, with some that include grading plans, planting plans, and other construction documentation. The folio may include material developed with others in an office/practice situation where this is clearly referenced and your specific contribution is explained.

2. Professional CV: A maximum two-page professional CV that clearly shows your design or related experience in PDF format.

3. A personal statement: a maximum of 300 words presenting your reasons for wanting to study the Master of Landscape Architecture.

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: $24,300 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $34,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $23,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $34,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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