University of Technology Sydney

C11275v2 Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture (GradCertLandArch)
CRICOS code: 098384B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus


Commonwealth Supported Places

There are a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course that are competitive and allocated on merit. Applicants must indicate on their application if they wish to be considered for a CSP.

As applications are assessed progressively, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to be considered. Eligible applicants must accept their offer by the lapse date to retain their place.

  • Autumn 2024 closing dates:
    • Round 1: Sunday 26 November 2023
    • Round 2: Sunday 21 January 2024 (if places are available)
  • Spring 2024 closing dates:
    • Round 1: Sunday 26 May 2024
    • Round 2: Sunday 23 June 2024 (if places are available)

Refer to Postgraduate courses with Commonwealth Supported Places for more information.

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


This course is suitable for those who wish to change careers, for qualified Landscape Architects who want to update their skills, or for anyone wanting to undertake an accredited Masters of Landscape Architecture at UTS via the Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture.

Based on prior experience and faculty advice, applicants choose from the wide range of studio, technical and theory subjects taught in the undergraduate program to create a tailored curriculum such as the example provided under the course program.

The Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture are offered as a pathway to the accredited Masters of Landscape Architecture. It is available to any student who has already completed an undergraduate degree.

On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture, students are eligible to articulate to the Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture with 24 credit points of credit recognition and then successfully enter into the first year of the Master of Landscape architecture.

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.1 Apply an informed, ethical position towards social, technical and environmental issues and practices.
A.2 Apply advanced knowledge of ethical Indigenous research protocols when working with and for Indigenous peoples and communities.
C.1 Work cooperatively and productively as part of a team.
C.2 Communicate ideas professionally.
I.1 Create designs that respond to their context in formally or conceptually innovative ways.
I.2 Advance ideas through an exploratory and iterative design process.

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 recognised Bachelor's degree, or higher qualification in any field, along with:

  • a digital portfolio (3–5 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 their reasons for wanting to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Landscape Architecture; AND
  • a verified copy of the candidate’s previous academic transcript.

Applicants without a Bachelor's degree or equivalent may be considered on the ability to demonstrate equivalency through a minimum of three (3) years professional work experience, along with:

  • a CV clearly articulating work experience; AND
  • an employer's letter confirming the dates of employment, and the position held; AND
  • a digital portfolio (min. 3 to max 5 examples of design projects) in PDF format consisting of the applicant’s landscape architectural projects or creative work; AND
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to study the postgraduate degree in Landscape Architecture at UTS and knowledge of course expectations. If applicable, detail should be provided about general or professional qualifications that demonstrate potential to pursue graduate studies.

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 requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

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.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered over one session full time.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points of core subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91569 Core Subjects (Landscape Architecture Studies 1) 24cp
Total 24cp

Course program

The following example shows a full-time program.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
11119 Landscape Architecture Studio 1   12cp
11172 Landscape History and Theory 1   6cp
11129 Communications 2   6cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
11198 Landscape Architecture Studio 4   12cp
11180 Construction   6cp
11177 Botany   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