Master of Landscape Architecture
Course summary for international students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Landscape Architecture|
|Campus||Offered at Waterfront (Geelong)|
|Length||2 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$30,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||075364G|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
|Deakin course code||S703|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Closing dates
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Alternate exits
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.
The Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA, www.aila.org.au). Graduates satisfy the educational requirements for AILA graduate membership as the first step towards applying for professional recognition as an AILA Registered Landscape Architect.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email email@example.com au for more information about 2016 fees.
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.
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 course-grouped elective units
Students are required to complete 13 credit points of core units from the list below followed by 3 credit points of course-grouped elective units below:
|SRA710||Safety Induction Program *|
|SRD761||Designing Urban Environments|
|SRL731||Landscape Narrating and Meaning|
|SRL733||Indigenous Narratives and Processes|
|SRD764||Urban Design Studio|
|SRL732||Plants, Design and Ecologies|
|SRD762||Interdisciplinary Planning and Design|
|SRM750||Built Environment Professional Practice|
|SRD768||Landscape Design Masterclass (2cp)|
|SRR716||Thesis (Landscape Architecture) (2cp)|
*SRA710 is a compulsory 0-credit-point unit.
Course-Grouped Elective Units
Students must select 3 credit points of course-grouped elective units from the list below:
|AIM705||Conservation Management Planning|
|MMM796||Managing Arts in Community Settings|
|SRM752||Advanced Project Management|
|SRM771||Work Place Assessment|
|SRM781||Managing Change and Innovation|
|SRP761||Ecological Cities and Futures|
|SRP782||Urban Dynamics and Change|
|SRP781||Planning Processes and Practice|
Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Applicants will normally have successfully completed an approved architecture, landscape architecture, design or planning Bachelor's level degree (or equivalent) in a cognate or non-cognate area, comprising at least three years of study.
Applicants not possessing the described undergraduate degrees, or not having obtained a 65% grade average, may seek application by submission of a portfolio of their work to the School of Architecture and Built Environment for consideration.
In addition, applicants with a minimum of 5 years of demonstrated professional experience or practice in the landscape architecture discipline may seek application for entry in accordance with the Faculty’s Credit for Prior Learning Policy (http://www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/current/cpl/index.php).
Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.
Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
- Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
- Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
- Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design (S503)|
|Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (S603)|
Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin University's Fees website.