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C04270v1 Master of Landscape Architecture

Award(s): Master of Landscape Architecture (MLandArch)
UAC code: 940130 (Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 080271C
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

The first intake for this course is in 2018.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
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 Ability to take autonomous responsibility for actions and decisions, and recognise the impact of the actions and decisions of others
A.2 Ability to establish and develop an informed and ethical position towards social, technical and environmental practices across all facets of Landscape Architecture
A.3 Ability to position work within an extended disciplinary and multi-disciplinary contexts
A.4 Ability to recognise and appreciate cultural diversity including indigenous perspectives
C.1 Ability to work cooperatively and professionally as part of a team, initiate partnerships with others, take a leadership role when required, and constructively contribute to peer learning
C.2 Ability to communicate ideas effectively in a variety of ways including oral, visual physical and digital, including advanced skills in written report and documentation
C.3 Ability to engage with advanced subject learning activities in supervised and unsupervised contexts
C.4 Ability to engage in, and contribute to, debate at an advanced professional level
I.1 Ability to develop innovative approaches to complex Landscape Architecture scenarios
I.2 Ability to understand and challenge disciplinary conventions
I.3 Ability to initiate and execute meaningful self-directed iterative processes
I.4 Ability to produce innovative responses that exemplify integration of learning experiences at an advanced professional level
I.5 Ability to engage with advanced technologies and materials and their application to Landscape Architecture
P.1 Ability to apply knowledge and understanding to professional applications in Landscape Architecture
P.2 Ability to apply high level digital and manual techniques and technologies to the practice of Landscape Architecture
P.3 Ability to conceptualise and develop a strategy for continuing commitment to personal professional development
P.4 Ability to engage with the global context and disciplinary issues of Landscape Architecture
R.1 Ability to source, evaluate and utilise appropriate academic and professional references
R.2 Ability to independently select and apply appropriate research methodologies to carry out investigative and projective/speculative study
R.3 Ability to analyse, synthesise and formulate complex ideas, arguments and rationales in the exploration of alternative solutions
R.4 Ability to demonstrate advanced knowledge of precedent and situate Landscape Architecture practice within a broad professional framework
R.5 Ability to reflect and engage in a professional level of self-critique and high level critical thinking

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 WAM of 65 or above will be made a threshold offer.

UTS students: WAM between 60 and 64.99

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) or equivalent who have attained an overall WAM between 60 and 64.99 must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Master of Landscape Architecture:

  • a digital portfolio (three to five examples of design projects) in PDF format consisting of the applicant's architectural 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 their reasons for wanting to undertake the Master of Landscape Architecture
  • a verified copy of the candidate's previous academic transcript.

Non-UTS applicants: relevant cognate field

Applicants with a degree in a relevant cognate field and who have attained an overall minimum WAM of 65 or above must provide the following additional material in order to be considered for a place in the Master of Landscape Architecture:

  • a digital portfolio (three to five examples of design projects) in PDF format consisting of the applicant's architectural 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 their 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.

Credit recognition

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
11504 Architectural Practice: Research Cultures   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91237 Electives (Landscape) 24cp  
Spring session
11562 Master of Landscape Architecture Design Studio 2   12cp
11501 Architectural Practice: Advocacy   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
11502 Architectural Practice: Finance and Project Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91237 Electives (Landscape) 24cp  
Spring session
11564 Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis Project   12cp
11503 Architectural Practice: The Profession   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91237 Electives (Landscape) 24cp  

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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