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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)

 
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The first intake for this course is in 2017.

Why I chose to study Landscape Architecture at UTS

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location
City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time

course codes
UTS: C09079v3
CRICOS: 080270D

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is available to students enrolled in the UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture who have attained a qualifying WAM across the first three years of their course. The course provides students with the opportunity to pursue advanced work in subject areas related to landscape architecture and prepares them for postgraduate research. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is 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.

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is available to students enrolled in the UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture who have attained a qualifying WAM across the first three years of their course. The course provides students with the opportunity to pursue advanced work in subject areas related to landscape architecture and prepares them for postgraduate research. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is 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. Equipped with the applied knowledge of how successful public spaces can help bind complex city environments, students learn to create sustainable and cohesive places. Through intensive design studio projects, students develop creative, practical and resilient design solutions that combine both art and science. This combination is essential to balancing environmental needs with those of contemporary society and culture. Students are poised to become design professionals who can creatively address key challenges of contemporary society including climate change, urban densification and biodiversity loss.

To teach the necessary design strategies, tools and methods, the degree focuses on global cities, notably in Europe and Asia. This focus is manifested in case studies, design and planning theory, technical analysis, and global study tours. A strong international focus is balanced by in-depth study of the local environment to ensure that ecological thinking is applied to city landscape design.

The honours stream 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 (approved for offer from Autumn 2017).

Typical study program

The example program below is for a full-time student who completes the first three years of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture commencing in Autumn session, followed by the fourth year of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours).

First year

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
11171 Landscape Architecture Studio 1: Forming611171
11172 Landscape History and Theory 1611172
11205 Architecture and Landscape Cultures611205
11214 Architectural Design: Architectural Communications611214
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
11173 Landscape Architecture Studio 2: Making611173
11174 Landscape History and Theory 2611174
11170 Landscape Tectonics611170
11208 Architectural Design: Architectural Communications 2611208

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  

band

Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

3
Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$10,596
2
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
$9,050
1
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing
$6,349

 

 

Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$27,040 to A$40,350 per year.

Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $671. The total credit points are 192.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.

Careers

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.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM91202 Core subjects (Landscape UG)168
CBK90284 Sub-major/Electives24
Total192

Course structure explained

Students complete 48 credit points, comprising one 12-credit-point coursework subject, one 12-credit-point preparatory honours thesis subject, two 6-credit-point professional practice subjects and two 6-credit-point electives.

Additional information

Course duration

The course is offered on a full-time basis only, over two sessions. The maximum course duration is three sessions.

Full time, on campus

Admission requirements

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.

Students enrolled in the third year of the UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture are eligible to transfer to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) if they have attained an overall weighted average mark (WAM) of 70 or more in the first three years of the course.

Students enrolled in the UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture who have attained an overall WAM of between 67.50 and 69.99 in the first three years of the course must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours):

  • a digital portfolio in PDF format consisting of the applicant's architectural projects from previous studies, and professional and creative work
  • a two-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience, and
  • a personal statement of no more than 300 words in PDF format addressing the applicant's reasons for wishing to undertake the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours).

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

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.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

Scholarships, prizes and awards

Scholarships

Prizes and awards

Professional recognition

The course has received preliminary accreditation by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Full accreditation will be sought in 2017, six months before the graduation of the first student cohort.

UTS: Handbook

See the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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