University of Technology Sydney

C09079v3 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) (BLArch(Hons))
UAC code: 602020 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 080270D
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Innovation and Transdisciplinary program
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Applications
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is a four-year honours degree designed to develop skills in design, construction and management associated with natural and built landscapes.

This degree is for those who are passionate about sustainability, ecology, urban environments and design.

Students develop the skills to creatively address the key challenges of contemporary society, including climate change, urban densification and the loss of biodiversity.

Theory combined with hands-on studio projects is key to this course. Students learn how landscape and public space can unify complex urban environments, balancing environmental needs with those of contemporary society and culture. Students apply this knowledge in studios where they develop the skills to create cohesive, practical and resilient design solutions that combine both art and science.

The degree has an international focus, exploring global and regional cities and urban environments through case studies, design research, technical analysis and global study tours.

The honours program allows students to work at a higher level of academic study in a relevant area of interest. UTS offers graduates the opportunity to apply to the Master of Landscape Architecture (C04270).

Career options

This course equips graduates with critical thinking, creativity and the skills to engage across the expanded field of landscape design; take up leading roles in the design of all landscapes in urban and rural contexts; and pursue roles in land management and stewardship, architecture, and urban design.

Innovation and Transdisciplinary program

Transdisciplinarity and Innovation at UTS

All UTS students have the opportunity to develop distinctive capabilities around transdisciplinary thinking and innovation through the TD School. Transdisciplinary education at UTS brings together great minds from different disciplines to explore ideas that improve the way we live and work in the world. These offerings are unique to UTS and directly translate to many existing and emerging roles and careers.

Diploma in Innovation

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the hard skills needed to support the inventors and inventions of the future. Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation, with the hard skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates are able to fluently integrate ideas, across professional disciplines and are inventors of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can apply for the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete degree program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree. The course is offered on a three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive blocks in July, December and February sessions. More information including a link to apply is available at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Transdisciplinary electives program

Transdisciplinary electives broaden students' horizons and supercharge their problem-solving skills, helping them to learn outside, beyond and across their degrees. Students enrolled in an undergraduate course that includes electives can choose to take a transdisciplinary subject (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation). More information about the TD Electives program is available here.

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.
A.3 Apply advanced 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 an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

UTS: Design, Architecture and Building may consider applications based on the results of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) if students lack academic qualifications but have extensive professional experience. The STAT is conducted through Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).

Students must refer to the inherent requirements for all degrees offered by Design and Architecture in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.

Non-current school leavers are selected on the basis of academic merit or on the basis of portfolio and interview rank.

Students must refer to the portfolio eligibility for the faculty’s consideration in order to get a place.

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.

Applications

International students

International students (excluding those studying in an Australian high school) must submit an application to UTS International (in person, by mail or online) or through an accredited UTS representative.

International students with an ATAR up to five points below the minimum cut-off must submit a seven-page digital portfolio in PDF format (A4 page size) where:

  • five of the pages are digital files of scans and/or photographs of original work appropriate to the course being applied for
  • one page is a 150–200-word written submission discussing the aims and relative success of at least one of the submitted pieces of work
  • one page is a 300-word (max.) statement of intent; the statement of intent should describe the applicant's academic background and how past work experience relates to the intended field of study.

The faculty reserves the right to request a portfolio from applicants.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is four years of full-time study (or equivalent). Year 1 must be taken in full-time mode.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 192 credit points. The normal full-time load is 24 credit points a session.

Course completion requirements

STM91202 Core subjects (Landscape UG) 168cp
CBK90284 Sub-major/Electives 24cp
Total 192cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C09079

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session and undertaking the course full time.

Year 1
Autumn session
11119 Landscape Architecture Studio 1   12cp
11172 Landscape History and Theory 1   6cp
11128 Communications 1   6cp
Spring session
11197 Landscape Architecture Studio 2   12cp
11174 Landscape History and Theory 2   6cp
11177 Botany   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
11130 Landscape Architecture Studio 3   12cp
11129 Communications 2   6cp
11183 Ecology   6cp
Spring session
11198 Landscape Architecture Studio 4   12cp
Select 6 credit points of electives   6cp
11186 Infrastructure   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
11188 Landscape Architecture Studio 5   12cp
11182 Urbanisms   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
11199 Landscape Architecture Studio 6   12cp
11196 Landscape History and Theory 3   6cp
11180 Construction   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
11191 Landscape Architecture Studio 7   12cp
11502 Practice: Finance and Project Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
11194 Landscape Architecture Studio 8   12cp
11189 Practice: Research Cultures   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

Other information

Further information is available from:

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