Master Of Landscape Architecture

Want to dive into a creative career that benefits people and the planet? The Master of Landscape Architecture at UNSW will prepare you to design sustainable, healthy and vibrant landscapes for our future.

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Master of Landscape Architecture

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The Master of Landscape Architecture (Honours) at UNSW Jasa Landscape di Medan is a postgraduate degree that allows you to bring previous experience to launch a career shaping open spaces that benefit people and the planet.

As a Registered Landscape Architect, your professional practice will combine art and science to plan, design and manage landscapes that conserve and celebrate ecology and cultural values. You’ll be equipped to work with cities and communities around the world, designing open spaces in response to issues such as urbanisation, migration, sustainability and climate change.

UNSW’s is the longest established, accredited Landscape Architecture program in Australia. Through this studio-based degree, you’ll explore design principles, graphic techniques, ecological processes and human modification of the environment. 

The key features and subject areas in this degree will see you explore landscape architecture  through theory and practice, preparing you for diverse, future-focused careers. These include:Landscape technologyLandscape systems & performanceAdvanced landscape theory & ResearchPeople, place and designUrban ecology and landscape designGIS and Urban InformaticsUrban landscape and heritagePlanting design at the landscape scale

In the sequence of Capstone studio courses, you’ll undertake an independent research-based design project, which allows you to deepen your expertise, adds to your professional portfolio, and empowers you to kick-start your career.

Benefit from studying the longest established, accredited Landscape Architecture program in AustraliaBecome qualified to be a Registered Landscape Architect with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)Adobe Creative Cloud subscription included from the day you start your degree for the duration of your studiesIncrease your employability through an honours level outcomeBenefit from strong industry links and partnershipsBe supported by our diverse, interdisciplinary Arts, Design & Architecture communityStudy at a Built Environment School that ranks 33rd in the world and 4th in Australia (QS World University Rankings, 2021)Learn through research-informed teachingPrioritise career success – UNSW won the Australian Financial Review’s Most Employable Students Award in 2020.Access world group alumni connectionsJoin a dunia top 50 university (QS World University Rankings, 2021)Join a community that’s part of the prestigious Group of Eight (Go8) universities

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There are three different entry pathways to the Master of Landscape Architecture. The stream you apply for will depend on the depth of your prior experience, and how closely it relates to landscape architecture.

If you apply for Stream A or Stream B, you may be Jasa Landscape di Medan eligible to have your study recognised via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If your prior study is recognised, credit points can be counted towards the Master of Landscape Architecture, and you would then be able to complete the coursework undertaking fewer subjects.

For all three streams, you will need to meet the following admission requirements to be considered for entry into the acara:Have achieved a credit average (Weighted Average Mark 65+) in your bachelor’s degreeSubmit a portfolio*Provide a personal statement

Entry Stream A – for students who come from a non-design background

You’ll apply for this stream if you studied an undergraduate degree in a discipline that isn’t related to landscape architecture. You won’t be able to apply for RPL.

Entry Stream B – for students who have studied a closely related discipline

You apply for this stream if you studied an undergraduate degree in a discipline closely related to landscape architecture**. You can apply to have your study recognised via RPL. If your prior study is recognised, up to 48 units of credit (UOC) can be counted towards the Master of Landscape Architecture. You would then be able to complete the degree in two years, undertaking fewer subjects.

Entry Stream C – for students who have completed a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

You apply for this stream if you studied a four-year, accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. You can apply to have your study recognised via RPL. If your prior study is recognised, up to 96 units of credit (UOC) can be counted towards the Master of Landscape Architecture. You would then be able to complete the degree in one year.

Your portfolio needs to be submitted in a clear, digital format. It should include sample works from your previous experience and written explanations of all projects. Work from your previous degree may form part of the portfolio, but you need to clearly state what your role and contribution was.   Other creative work can also be included.

Disciplines that are considered a ‘closely related discipline’ are:ArchitectureUrban designUrban planningInterior architectureInterior designLandscape design

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations – this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:English language tests and university English coursesPrior study in the medium of EnglishOther qualifications

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

There are three different entry pathways to the Master of Landscape Architecture. The stream you apply for will depend on the depth of your prior experience, and how closely it relates to landscape architecture.

If you apply for Stream A or Stream B, you may be eligible to have your study recognised via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If your prior study is recognised, credit points can be counted towards the Master of Landscape Architecture, and you would then be able to complete the coursework undertaking fewer subjects.

For all three streams, you will need to meet the following admission requirements to be considered for entry into the program:Have achieved a credit average (Weighted Average Mark 65+) in your bachelor’s degreeSubmit a portfolio*Provide a personal statement

Entry Stream A – for students who come from a non-design background

You’ll apply for this stream if you studied an undergraduate degree in a discipline that isn’t related to landscape architecture. You won’t be able to apply for RPL.

Entry Stream B – for students who have studied a closely related discipline