In the Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture), you will gain critical knowledge and skills in visual communication, landform and construction, landscape ecology, planting design, people and place connections, and environmental systems to design outdoor spaces that have positive cultural and environmental impact.Your degree will begin with introductory Impact Lab units in which you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with students from other disciplines to focus on social issues and identify potential design solutions connected to industry and community. You develop adaptable capabilities in critical thinking, design, and communication to realise your ideas in diverse situations.The early part of your degree with focus on foundational knowledge, skills, and applications in landscape architecture, covering a range of design principles, theories and processes. Within the context of design studio units, you will apply what you learn to real or simulated design scenarios. Building on these foundations, you'll then explore intermediate units covering landscape construction materials and techniques, plants and ecology, landform, and technology. In the final year (or equivalent) of your bachelors degree, you'll complete four postgraduate units as a pathway to entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture course.During the masters, you'll develop and apply advanced knowledge and skills in research strategies, Indigenous knowledges, urban design, and landscape planning policies. These advanced units will enable you to engage in ethical landscape architectural practice to address global challenges related to environmental change, social justice, sustainable environments, and healthy communities.
With skills in landscape architecture you may work in small partnerships or large multidisciplinary teams with other professionals such as architects, horticulturalists, engineers, urban designers and town planners.
You will be engaged primarily in master planning, site design, planting design and landscape planning. This degree, in conjunction with work experience, can provide pathways to being a registered landscape architect, landscape designer, landscape technician, and landscape construction technician.Possible careers