Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Master of Landscape Architecture provides students with the opportunity to collaborate alongside celebrated practitioners from award-winning international design studios and leading experts in the area of urban design. Students engage in a variety of projects that are based upon the big questions that face global contemporary cities and landscapes: urban densification, climate change, declining resource supply (land, food and water) and the loss of biological diversity through ecological fragmentation and habitat destruction. Using the most relevant and up-to-date methodologies and technologies, students participate in practice-based studios to develop their complex problem-solving skills in order to address the critical role of landscape in the cities of the future. By building advanced specialist knowledge, UTS students graduate with a range of advocacy, political and professional agency, project management and financial skills in order to tackle contemporary issues in local and global contexts. The Master of Landscape Architecture offers the opportunity for students to actively and critically consider the agency of landscape in the future city and become active in the discourse of what future cities may become through an integrated design-focused approach. Graduates from the Master of Landscape Architecture are well-equipped to tackle contemporary issues in local and/or global contexts through an expanded understanding of the most relevant and up-to-date methodologies, tools and technologies.
Students must complete 96 credit points made up of 72 credit points of core subjects and 24 credit points of electives.
- Landscape architecture
Standard entry requirements
- A UTS recognised bachelor degree, or equivalent, or submitted other evidence that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. Applicants with a UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture who have attained an overall WAM of 65 (credit average) or above are eligible. All other applicants must provide: a digital portfolio in PDF format consisting of their landscape architectural projects from previous studies, professional or creative work a 2-page CV in PDF format that clearly articulates their related experience a personal statement of 300 words (max.) in PDF format addressing their reasons for wishing to undertake the course. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
- Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
- Or AE5: Pass
- Or PTE: 58-64
- Or CAE: 176-184.
Students entering the degree from a recognised three-year pathway program are required to complete the full two-year program; no recognised prior learning (RPL) is granted. Students entering the degree from the UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) (C09079) are granted 48 credit-points of RPL. Students seeking entry to the degree from non-UTS pathway degrees have their RPL assessed on a case-by-case basis through interview and assessment process where all students have their professional and educational background, skills, interests and aspirations for the degree assessed.
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Career options include landscape architect, urban designer, researcher, land management professional, regional planner, educator and policymaker.