Undergraduate

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture is a creative, design-based major primarily concerned with the quality of the environment.

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

A major in Landscape Architecture provides a wide range of employment options including working as a landscape architect, environmental consultant, urban designer, landscape architectural draftsperson, an environmental manager, a government policy adviser, a landscape architecture educator or academic. Work is available in landscape architectural or urban design practices, city and regional planning, land development companies, conservation agencies and higher education.
A major in Landscape Architecture provides a wide range of employment options including working as a landscape architect, environmental consultant, urban designer, landscape architectural draftsperson, an environmental manager, a government policy adviser, a landscape architecture educator or academic. Work is available in landscape architectural or urban design practices, city and regional planning, land development companies, conservation agencies and higher education.

Further Study

Students who complete a Landscape Architecture major to a high enough standard can opt to complete the Master of Landscape Architecture. Completion of a Landscape Architecture major to a high enough standard can also lead to further studies in a postgraduate Urban Design course (master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate), Master of Architecture (requires additional conversion units), Building Information Modelling (master's or graduate diploma), or a Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation.
Students who complete a Landscape Architecture major to a high enough standard can opt to complete the Master of Landscape Architecture. Completion of a Landscape Architecture major to a high enough standard can also lead to further studies in a postgraduate Urban Design course (master's, graduate diploma or graduate certificate), Master of Architecture (requires additional conversion units), Building Information Modelling (master's or graduate diploma), or a Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2019
$93,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$95,100.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).
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Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • UWLSA (Arts)
  • UWLSB (Biomedical Science)
  • UWLSZ (Business)
  • UWLSC (Commerce)
  • UWLSE (Environmental Design)
  • UWLSS (Science)
  • UWLSP (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway)
Qualifications
  • BA + MLArch
  • BBiomedSc + MLArch
  • BBus + MLArch
  • BCom + MLArch
  • BEnvDes + MArch
  • BSc + MLArch
  • BPhil (Hons) + MLArch
Duration 
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • ATAR only
Undergraduate major
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.
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Pathways for mature-age students

If you will be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age-entry pathways.
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English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Landscape architecture is the planning, design and management of our natural and built landscapes for the benefit of communities and the future health of the planet.

About the course

In this major you will develop methods for understanding landscapes and communities, learn to design and plan for dynamic and resilient environments, and gain essential skills in critical thinking.
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Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021 (Bachelor of Environmental Design)
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours teaching time, plus at least 28 hours for your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-LDARC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BEnvDes); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
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Status
  • Available 2021 (Bachelor of Environmental Design)
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 hours teaching time, plus at least 28 hours for your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-LDARC
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BEnvDes); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Environmental Design
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Design

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

MAJOR COORDINATOR

Dr Maria Ignatieva

Dr Maria Ignatieva is a landscape architect and urban ecologist who has lived and worked in Russia, the USA, New Zealand and Sweden.

She conducts research in urban ecology with particular emphasis on urban biodiversity and design, history of landscape architecture, and the restoration and conservation of historical gardens.

"I love the opportunity to implement my research findings into real design and to pass my experience and knowledge to the young generation of landscape architects."

MAJOR COORDINATOR

Why study landscape architecture at UWA?

  • Create great places, design with nature and combat climate change
  • Meet new people and travel the world
  • Join a growing profession

Excellent facilities

At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths

  • Multimedia production facilities

  • Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

FACILITY

Cullity Gallery

Cullity Gallery
FACILITY
FACILITY

Design Hub

Design Hub
FACILITY

Form connections

The UWA ALVA Student Society is affiliated with the UWA Student Guild and represents students within the School of Design. Visit them on Facebook.

The UWA FAHA Club represents the Fine Arts and History of Art student body. Visit them on Instagram.

Follow the School of Design on Facebook and Instagram.

Richer student experiences

Student Exchange & Study Abroad

Visit Global Studio
Student story

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Student story
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You'll learn to

  • use methods for understanding landscapes and communities
  • design and plan for dynamic and resilient environments andcommunities
  • demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge forproducing creative design outcomes
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Course Accreditation

Students who complete a Landscape Architecture major to a sufficiently high standard may proceed to the Master of Landscape Architecture (Coursework). The UWA Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).
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Landscape architect

To become a landscape architect, you will complete five years of study.

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Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

School of Design

The School of Design embraces studies from a unique place, imagining cities, cultures and communities in a new light. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and create.

Meet the teachers

In the Landscape Architecture major, you'll be taught by passionate professionals like Christina Nicholson, founding director of banksia & lime.

Christina enjoys empowering students to contribute positively and powerfully to the Climate and Biodiversity Loss Emergency and make the world more biodiverse, livable and beautiful.

"My goal is to help students develop an identity as a designer based on an understanding of the dynamic systems of people and place."