The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) at UNSW is a four-year full-time degree through which you’ll prepare for a career designing sustainable and beautiful environments.
As a landscape architect, you’ll become a creative problem solver, combining art and science to plan, design and manage environment that conserve and celebrate ecology, cultural values and symbolic associations. You’ll be equipped to work with cities and communities around the world, designing the open spaces of the future in response to issues such as urbanisation, migration, sustainability and climate change.
UNSW is the longest established, accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program in Australia. You’ll learn with staff who are both leading researchers and practitioners as you explore design principles, graphic techniques, ecological processes and human modification of the environment.
Work experience is an essential part of this degree, meaning you’ll graduate with the theoretical knowledge, professional skills, and industry connections to launch a career with impact.
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The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is a four-year program consisting of 30 courses, and work experience.
The program includes:
Through your final-year Honours program you’ll deepen your knowledge of landscape architecture by delving further into your practice through research and design.
You’ll graduate with and advanced practice and research that will set you apart as you kick-start your career.
Full program structure
Each university year at UNSW has three terms and an optional summer study period. You can study full-time.
Some courses need to be studied in your first and second year, so you’re prepared for courses that can only be studied in later years. You’ll complete two or three courses each a term and can complete electives in summer terms.
The full-time study plan for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) includes:
Fourth year (Honours)
As part of your landscape architecture degree, you’ll complete 90 days of work experience, including a minimum of 40 days landscape industry work and a minimum of 40 days in a design office. This normally takes the form of employment or volunteer work during long student vacations, supervised by a landscape architect, landscape contractor or nursery.
UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.
English language requirements
You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.
If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:
2022 Indicative First Year Fee
Landscape architecture is a design profession with a long tradition and increasing relevance as more cities and communities work to create sustainable and beautiful environments in urban and rural settings.
Studying Landscape Architecture, you’ll gain a wide range of experience from design and visual communication, to plant knowledge, innovative materials and ground-breaking technologies, environmental legislation and landscape management, contracts, ethics and tendering. You’ll graduate with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to go after and succeed in diverse careers with impact.