University of Technology Sydney

C04270v1 Master of Landscape Architecture

Award(s): Master of Landscape Architecture (MLandArch)
CRICOS code: 080271C
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their full application by the following dates to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

  • Autumn 2022: Sunday 9 January 2022
  • Spring 2022: Sunday 19 June 2022

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent (essential) 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.

Students who do not meet the admission requirement prerequisites below are encouraged to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture, and progress to the Masters via the Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.

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 employ specialised knowledge of ethical Indigenous research protocols when working with and for Indigenous peoples and communities.
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.1 Innovate using emergent forms of landscape architectural practice, methods and technologies.
P.1 Develop advanced knowledge and skills through self-directed reflective practice.
R.1 Critically position work within an extended disciplinary context.
R.2 Independently formulate and test complex ideas, arguments and rationales through designs.
R.3 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 Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Architecture (Landscape Studies for Architects pathway); OR
  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or higher qualification in a related field; OR
  • Completion of a UTS Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.

UTS students: criteria for a guaranteed offer

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, or UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours), or UTS Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Architecture (Landscape Studies for Architects pathway) who have attained an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 or above will receive an offer.

UTS students: GPA between 4.50 to 4.99

Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, or UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) or equivalent, or UTS Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Architecture (Landscape Studies for Architects pathway) who have attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) between 4.50 and 4.99 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; AND
  • 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 field

Applicants with a degree in a relevant field and who have attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.50 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; AND
  • a personal statement of 300 words (max.) in PDF format addressing the reasons for wanting to undertake the Master of Landscape Architecture; AND
  • an interview with the course director to discuss the portfolio.

Information on how to calculate grade point averages (GPA) can be found at Calculating GPA.

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 (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at accessibility@uts.edu.au.

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.

Recognition of prior learning

  • No recognition of prior learning (RPL) based on completion of the C11275 Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture or C06125 Graduate Diploma will be granted.
  • Students entering the degree from a recognised three-year pathway program are required to complete the full two-year program; no recognised prior learning (RPL) is granted.
  • Students entering the degree from the UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) (C09079) are granted 48 credit-points of RPL.
  • Students seeking entry to the degree from non-UTS pathway degrees have their recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessed on a case-by-case basis through interview and assessment process where all students have their professional and educational background, skills, interests and aspirations for the degree assessed.

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

Professional recognition

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

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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