Undergraduate

Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture is a creative, design-based major primarily concerned with the quality of the environment.
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8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

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

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

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

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

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 - 2018
$93,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$93,300.00

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)
  • UWLSC (Commerce)
  • UWLSS (Science)
  • UWLSP (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway)
Qualifications
  • BA + MLArch
    BBiomedSc + MLArch
  • BCom + MLArch
  • BSc + MLArch
  • BPhil (Hons) + MLArch
Duration 
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • ATAR only
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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 involves all aspects of landscape and land-use planning, design and management, the restoration and rehabilitation of disturbed environments, and the design and management of outdoor spaces to create sustainable, functional and attractive environments which contribute to the life of the community.

About The Course

This course introduces you to aspects of landscape and land use planning. You'll develop methods for designing and managing outdoor spaces that are exciting, functional and attractive to the communities that interact with them.
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Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • 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
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
Landscape Architecture
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • 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
TISC Codes
  • UWBPH
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Arts
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Design

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.

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Cullity Gallery

Cullity Gallery
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Design Hub

Design Hub
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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.

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Richer student experiences

Student Exchange & Study Abroad

Visit Global Studio

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.