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

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

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

Overview

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 Acknowledge, respect and engage with indigenous, cultural and historical knowledge systems.
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.
P.1 Develop advanced skills for the production, presentation and documentation of work.
P.2 Generate solutions to complex problems through an exploratory and iterative design process.
R.1 Define and apply appropriate design research 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 recognised Bachelor's degree, or higher qualification in any field, OR
  • a completed UTS recognised bachelor's degree in a *cognate field

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 Certificate in Landscape Architecture

*Cognate fields are defined from within the ANZSCO group 040100 Architecture & Urban Environment General.

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 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
Ask UTS
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