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

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

Overview

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 nested within the master's program to allow graduate diploma students to articulate into the first year of the master's.

This course is intended primarily for international students with a cognate degree 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.2 Acknowledge, respect and engage with indigenous, cultural and historical knowledge systems.
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 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) or equivalent, or
  • a completed UTS Graduate Certificate of Landscape Architecture, or
  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a cognate field whose academic records do not map directly onto the UTS requirements for direct entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture (cognate fields that may be considered sit within the design disciplines of the built environment such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and interior architecture).

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants need to provide the following:

  • a digital portfolio (3–5 examples of design projects) in PDF format consisting of the applicant's landscape architectural projects
  • a personal statement of 300 words (max.) in PDF format addressing their reasons for wanting to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.

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; or CAE: 176-184.

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.

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
Ask UTS
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