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C04270v1 Master of Landscape Architecture

Award(s): Master of Landscape Architecture (MLandArch)
CRICOS code: 080271C
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Master of Landscape Architecture provides students with the opportunity to collaborate alongside celebrated practitioners from award-winning international design studios and leading experts in the area of urban design.

Students engage in a variety of projects that are based upon the big questions that face global contemporary cities and landscapes: urban densification, climate change, declining resource supply (land, food and water) and the loss of biological diversity through ecological fragmentation and habitat destruction.

Using the most relevant and up-to-date methodologies and technologies, students participate in practice-based studios to develop their complex problem-solving skills in order to address the critical role of landscape in the cities of the future.

By building advanced specialist knowledge, UTS students graduate with a range of advocacy, political and professional agency, project management and financial skills in order to tackle contemporary issues in local and global contexts.

The Master of Landscape Architecture offers the opportunity for students to actively and critically consider the agency of landscape in the future city and become active in the discourse of what future cities may become through an integrated design-focused approach. Graduates from the Master of Landscape Architecture are well-equipped to tackle contemporary issues in local and/or global contexts through an expanded understanding of the most relevant and up-to-date methodologies, tools and technologies.

Career options

Career options include landscape architect, urban designer, researcher, land management professional, regional planner, educator and policymaker.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Critically engage with Indigenous, cultural and historical knowledge systems.
A.2 Advocate for landscape values to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
C.1 Present critical arguments about how research informs and drives design practice.
I.2 Innovate using emergent forms of landscape architectural practice, methods and technologies.
P.2 Develop advanced knowledge and skills through self-directed reflective practice.
R.1 Critically position work within an extended disciplinary context.
R.3 Independently formulate and test complex ideas, arguments and rationales through designs.
R.5 Challenge design conventions through scholarly research and investigative practice.

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 UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) or equivalent, or
  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a cognate field within the design disciplines of the buit environment such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or interior architecture.

UTS students: criteria for a guaranteed offer

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) who have attained an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or above will be made a threshold offer.

UTS students: GPA between 2.25 and 2.49

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) or equivalent who have attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) between 2.25 and 2.49 must provide the following additional material and attend an interview with the course director to discuss the portfolio, in order to be considered for a place in the Master of Landscape Architecture:

  • a digital portfolio (between three and five 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 the reasons for wanting to undertake the Master of Landscape Architecture.

Non-UTS applicants: relevant cognate field

Applicants with a degree in a relevant cognate field and who have attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 or above must provide the following additional material and attend an interview with the course director to discuss the portfolio, in order to be considered for a place in the Master of Landscape Architecture:

  • a digital portfolio (between three and five examples of design projects) in PDF format consisting of the applicant's design projects from previous studies (university level), professional and creative work; the portfolio should emphasise prior individual academic work over related professional work
  • a two-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates the applicant's design or related experience
  • a personal statement of 300 words (max.) in PDF format addressing the reasons for wanting to undertake the Master of Landscape Architecture
  • 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; 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.

Recognition of prior learning

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a two-year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 credit points made up of 72 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

STM91194 Core subjects (Landscape PG) 72cp
CBK91237 Electives (Landscape) 24cp
Total 96cp

Course program

A typical course program is shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
11561 Master of Landscape Architecture Design Studio 1   12cp
11502 Practice: Finance and Project Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91237 Electives (Landscape) 24cp  
Spring session
11562 Master of Landscape Architecture Design Studio 2   12cp
11189 Practice: Research Cultures   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91237 Electives (Landscape) 24cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
11563 Master of Landscape Architecture Design Studio 3   12cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91237 Electives (Landscape) 24cp  
Spring session
11564 Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis Project   12cp
11501 Practice: Advocacy   6cp
11503 Practice: The Profession   6cp

Professional recognition

The course has received interim accreditation by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Full accreditation will be sought in late 2019.

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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