University of Technology Sydney

C06125v1 Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture

Award(s): Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture (GradDipLandArch)
CRICOS code: 098385A
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


This course has been established to address skill deficits in domestic and international students wishing to enrol in the UTS Master of Landscape Architecture. This course is nested within the master's program to allow graduate diploma students to articulate into the second year of the master's.

This course is intended primarily for international students with a cognate degree with minimal skill deficits but also appeals to local students who have been in the workforce for some time and wish to return to either undertake a master's or simply up-skill with a graduate diploma.

Career options

After students complete the Master of Landscape Architecture, career options are: landscape architect, urban designer, researcher, land management professional, regional planner, educator and policymaker.

Course intended learning outcomes

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.3 Advance ideas through an exploratory and iterative design process.
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 design.
R.4 Define, develop and apply innovative design methods.

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 completed UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) or equivalent, or
  • a completed UTS Graduate Certificate of Landscape Architecture, or
  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a cognate field whose academic records do not map directly onto the UTS requirements for direct entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture (cognate fields that may be considered sit within the design disciplines of the built environment such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and interior architecture).

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants need to provide the following:

  • a digital portfolio (3–5 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 their reasons for wanting to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.

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.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on an one year, full-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points made up of 36 credit points of core subjects and 12 credit points of electives.

Course completion requirements

STM91266 Core subjects (LandArch) 36cp
CBK91754 Option 1 (Landscape Architecture) 6cp
CBK91755 Option 2 (Landscape Architecture) 6cp
Total 48cp

Course program

The following example shows a full-time program.

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
11176 Territory 6cp  
11177 Botany 6cp  
11186 Infrastructure 6cp  
Spring session
11562 Master of Landscape Architecture Design Studio 2   12cp
11189 Practice: Research Cultures   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
11208 Spatial Communications 2 6cp  
11170 Landform 6cp  
11174 Landscape History and Theory 2 6cp  
11183 Ecology 6cp  
11180 Construction 6cp  

Other information

Further information is available from:

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