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This innovative research-intensive one-year honours degree specialises in public sector landscape architecture and aims to extend your critical and analytical thinking in the form of practical, theoretical and research units, as well as a dissertation.

You’ll benefit from the course’s distinctive Canberra location and will explore the city’s unique context as Australia’s capital and centre of government from a landscape architecture perspective. 

As such, you’ll examine it not only as a planned, landscaped city perceived by a visionary landscape architect, but also as the centre of a diverse range of regional, rural and remote communities offering infinite landscape architectural possibilities.

Study a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the implications of contemporary global challenges, including sustainability, in the context of design, society and the environment
  • be aware of the roles and duties of design agencies in addressing social, economic and environmental challenges
  • make a positive contribution to a socially just, environmentally responsible and culturally diverse society
  • demonstrate design literacy and a critical understanding of design sufficient to contribute to the design profession
  • collaborate and strategically problem-solve in multidisciplinary contexts
  • demonstrate advanced visual, written and oral communication skills
  • articulate a designer’s contribution to complex design challenges involving multiple stakeholders
  • contribute to the profession as a designer by demonstrating best practice and ethical behaviour
  • perform at a level of professional expertise that allows you to confidently enter the landscape design industry.

Career opportunities

  • Landscape architect
  • Landscape designer
  • Urban designer
  • Administrator
  • Policymaker
  • Landscape assessment officer


This course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) in combination with the Bachelor of Landscape Design.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.

  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Research in Creative Arts and Design H
  • Honours Studio H
  • Arts Honours Dissertation H 
  • Arts and Design Honours Symposium H

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is open to students who have completed the Bachelor of Landscape Design or equivalent from the University of Canberra, or cognate programs from other Australian universities, with at least a grade point average of 5.0 or better (equivalent to a credit average) for the second and third year of their undergraduate degree.
CRICOS Code: 090006D

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33400 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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