Master of Landscape Architecture
Course summary for local students
|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)*
|Indicative annual fee 2015||$8,768 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
$24,760 - Full-fee paying place
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|CRICOS course code||075364G|
|Deakin course code||S703|
* Trimester 3 intake will only be offered to students undertaking the Project Management or Urban Design specialisation.
- 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
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 the standard full-time load for one year of study.
Fee Paying Place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee Paying Places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* 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.
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 electives
Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.
Specialisations are available in the following areas:
Students are required to complete 13 credit points of core units from the list below followed by 3 credit points of elective units.
|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.
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.
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
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.