Master of Landscape Architecture

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of Landscape Architecture
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code075364G
Deakin course codeS703

* Trimester 3 intake will only be offered to students undertaking the Project Management or Urban Design specialisation.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin University’s Master of Landscape Architecture has been developed for people who want to practise as a landscape architect and who have a passion to improve the quality and development of our towns, cityscapes and regional landscapes.

Focused upon sustainability and its economic, social and environmental underpinnings, the course addresses the creation of quality places in response to current and future environmental and lifestyle challenges, and enables opportunities for you to specialise in project management, public art curatorship and management, cultural heritage, urban design, and change management planning.

Distinguishing characteristics of this course include its engagement with ecology, spirit of place, people, Indigenous thought and urban design to inform and craft places of renewal, stimulation, healing and respect.

This course meets the challenges of an ever-changing urban, regional and rural environment. As a graduate, you will be a practice-rich professional equipped with the skills to successfully deliver and lead in the creation and restoration of landscapes and provide leadership by challenging conventional thinking within complex environments.

The Master of Landscape Architecture has been designed in direct consultation with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, potential employers, industry, government and professional representatives to ensure it meets the needs of prospective employers.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Professional recognition

The Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA, Graduates satisfy the educational requirements for AILA graduate membership as the first step towards applying for professional recognition as an AILA Registered Landscape Architect.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of Deakin’s Master of Landscape Architecture, you may find employment in all fields of landscape architecture and landscape planning in both private practice and government entities.

The Master of Landscape Architecture has been designed in direct consultation with AILA, potential employers, industry, government and professional representatives. As a graduate of the course, you will have a developed understanding across a range of disciplines and will be equipped to collaborate on projects in delivering integrated solutions. Career opportunities for graduates may be found in all fields of landscape architecture and landscape planning, in both the public and private sectors.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Master of Landscape Architecture, students must successfully complete 16 credit points of study, including:

  • 11 core units (13 credit points); and
  • 3 credit points of electives


Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Specialisations are available in the following areas:

Course structure

Students are required to complete 13 credit points of core units from the list below followed by 3 credit points of elective units.

Core Units

SRA710Safety Induction Program*

SRA760Urban Ecologies

SRD761Designing Urban Environments

SRL731Landscape Narrating and Meaning

SRL733Indigenous Narratives and Processes

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRL732Plants, Design and Ecologies

SRD762Interdisciplinary Planning and Design

SRM750Built Environment Professional Practice

SRR782Research Methodology

SRD768Landscape Design Masterclass(2cp)

SRR716Thesis (Landscape Architecture)(2cp)

*SRA710 is a compulsory 0-credit-point unit.

Elective Units

Students may choose to:

  • customise their own suite of electives by individually selecting all of their elective options from the following list of units on offer, or
  • streamline their course by focusing on one of the six specialisms below, each comprising four prescribed electives, and selecting the remaining electives from the other units on offer.

Details of specialisations

Architecture - unit set code SP-S000069

Waterfront (Geelong)

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRD763Architectural Design in Urban Contexts

SRD765Architectural Design and Resolution

SRQ762Cost Planning

Public Art - unit set code SP-S000070

Cloud (online)

SRL731Landscape Narrating and Meaning

MMM790Arts Management

MMM793Managing Cultural Projects and Events

MMM796Managing Arts in Community Settings

Cultural Heritage - unit set code SP-S000073

Cloud (online)

SRL733Indigenous Narratives and Processes

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

Project Management - unit set code SP-S000071

Cloud (online)

SRM750Built Environment Professional Practice

SRM752Advanced Project Management

SRF702Strategic Facilities and Asset Management

SRF701Operational Facilities and Asset Management

Planning - unit set code SP-S000072

Cloud (online)

SRD761Designing Urban Environments

SRP782Urban Dynamics and Change

SRM781Managing Change and Innovation

SRP781Planning Processes and Practice

Urban Design - unit set code SP-S000057

Waterfront (Geelong)

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRA742Urban Perspectives

SRM781Managing Change and Innovation

SRM771Work Place Assessment

Alternative Exits

Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (S603)

Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design (S503)


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