University of Technology Sydney

C06125v2 Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (GradDipLandArch)
CRICOS code: 098385A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus


Commonwealth Supported Places

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course that are competitive and allocated on merit. Applicants must indicate on their application if they wish to be considered for a CSP.

As applications are assessed progressively, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to be considered. Eligible applicants must accept their offer by the lapse date to retain their place.

  • Autumn 2024 closing dates:
    • Round 1: Sunday 26 November 2023
    • Round 2: Sunday 21 January 2024 (if places are available)
  • Spring 2024 closing dates:
    • Round 1: Sunday 26 May 2024
    • Round 2: Sunday 30 June 2024 (if places are available)

Refer to Postgraduate courses with Commonwealth Supported Places for more information.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


This course has been established to address skill deficits in domestic and international students wishing to enrol in the UTS Master of Landscape Architecture. This course is offered as a pathway to the accredited Masters of Landscape Architecture. The completion of the graduate diploma provides eligiblity for entry into the first year of the master's.

This course is intended primarily for international students with minimal skill deficits but also appeals to local students who have been in the workforce for some time and wish to return to either undertake a master's or simply up-skill with a graduate diploma.

Career options

After students complete the Master of Landscape Architecture, career options are: landscape architect, urban designer, researcher, land management professional, regional planner, educator and policymaker.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Apply an informed, ethical position towards social, technical and environmental issues and practices.
A.3 Critically employ specialised knowledge of ethical Indigenous research protocols when working with and for Indigenous peoples and communities.
C.1 Work cooperatively and productively as part of a team.
C.2 Communicate ideas professionally.
I.1 Create designs that respond to their context in formally or conceptually innovative ways.
I.2 Advance ideas through an exploratory and iterative design process.
P.1 Develop advanced skills for the production, presentation and documentation of work.
P.2 Generate solutions to complex problems through an exploratory and iterative design process.
R.1 Define and apply appropriate design research methods.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a completed UTS Graduate Certificate of Landscape Architecture (these applicants will be made an offer); OR
  • a completed UTS recognised Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of education: landscape architecture, architecture, interior and environmental desing, urban design and reginal planning, along with:
    • a Digital Portfolio (min 3 to max 5 examples of design projects) in PDF format consisting of the applicant’s landscape architectural projects or creative works; AND
    • a Personal Statement of 300 words (maximum) in PDF format addressing reasons for wanting to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture; AND
    • A verified copy of the candidate’s previous academic transcript.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on an one year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points of core subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91570 Core Subjects (Landscape Architecture Studies 2) 48cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The following example shows a full-time program.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
11188 Landscape Architecture Studio 5   12cp
11182 Urbanisms   6cp
11183 Ecology   6cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
11199 Landscape Architecture Studio 6   12cp
11196 Landscape History and Theory 3   6cp
11186 Infrastructure   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
UTS: Design, Architecture and Building