Master of Landscape Architecture

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Landscape Architecture
CampusOffered at Waterfront (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)*

Indicative annual fee 2015$26,530 AUD
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code075364G
IELTS Requirement

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
Faculty contacts

* 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, 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

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.

Equivalent Full-Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full-time-load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative annual course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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.

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.

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

Specialisations

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.

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 Deakin Admissions 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).

Closing dates

Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

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

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 deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Alternative Exits

Graduate Diploma of Landscape Design (S603)

Graduate Certificate of Landscape Design (S503)

 

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