Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2016 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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- Postgraduate information
- Professional recognition
- How to find out more
- Related subjects and careers
- List of courses
This subject is taught by the School of Architecture.
Landscape Architecture is the sensitive and creative design of the land and spaces we inhabit. This discipline sits at the forefront of rising global interest in the environment, the sustainability of cities and the quality of urban life.
In Victoria's Landscape Architecture programme you will explore:
- the social, ecological and geological processes that form and contribute to the landscape
- the materials and management of landscape design, including the latest technologies
- how to design urban environments that sensitively interact with the New Zealand landscape
- landscape architecture history.
Landscape Architects can take on many roles—from designer to land-use mediator to conservationist. Our professional degree qualification is highly regarded in the industry and enables graduates to enter many professions including:
- urban design
- site planning
- town or urban planning
- environmental restoration
- parks and recreation planning
- green infrastructure planning
- design, planning and management in many situations.
Landscape Architecture is a specialisation in the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) degree. This undergraduate programme leads into a two-year Master of Landscape Architecture degree for those seeking a professional qualification in landscape architecture.
For more detailed information on the School of Architecture and its programmes, see the School of Architecture website.
Secondary school subjects you will need
Useful background subjects are Mathematics with Calculus, Statistics and Modelling, Physics, English, Technology, Art, Design and Graphics.
Credit assessment of prior tertiary study
If you have completed any study previously at another tertiary institute you may be eligible for some transferred credit towards your Victoria University qualification. Please check with the Faculty Office if you think this applies to you.
The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) in Landscape Architecture is a three-year undergraduate degree consisting of 360 points and is structured in two parts.
Part 1 (120 points) is the first year of the Bachelor of Architectural Studies. This year you take the same courses as students in the Architecture, Building Science, Interior Architecture and Architecture History and Theory programmes.
Students complete 7 core courses and 1 elective course, as follows:
- SARC 111 Introduction to Design Processes
- SARC 112 Design Processes
- SARC 121 Introduction to Built Environment Technology
- SARC 131 Introduction to Sustainability in the Designed Environment
- SARC 151 Introduction to Design History and Theory
- SARC 161 Introduction to Design Communication
- SARC 162 Design Communication
- One elective course (15 points)
Part 2 comprises the second and third years of the BAS degree, and requires 240 points – 120 points each year.
Note: Entry into Part 2 is based on your academic performance in Part 1. Entry generally requires an average grade of B+ or A- across all courses completed in Part 1, this varies from year to year.
Part 2 includes a series of studio-based courses as well as courses in landscape theory, communication and technologies. Cross-disciplinary subjects include theory and applications, Pacific studies, urban design and an introduction to practice and management.
2nd year courses, students complete 6 core courses and 1 elective course as follows:
- LAND 211 Landscape Architecture Design
- LAND 212 Landscape Architecture Design Integration
- LAND 221 Landscape Architecture Sites and Systems
- LAND 222 Landscape Architecture Application
- LAND 251 Landscape Architecture History and Theory
- LAND 261 Landscape Architecture Communication
- One elective course (15 points)
3rd year courses, students complete 6 core courses and 1 elective course as follows:
- LAND 311 Landscape Architecture Design
- LAND 312 Landscape Architecture Design Integration
- LAND 321 Landscape Architecture Construction
- SARC 351 Urban Design Theory and Practice
- SARC 352 Pacific Designed Environments
- SARC 362 Introduction to Practice and Management
- One elective course (15 points)
Please visit our postgraduate study pages on the School of Architecture website for information about postgraduate qualifications in Landscape Architecture.
Victoria's Landscape Architecture programme is recognised both nationally and internationally. The BAS in Landscape Architecture, when combined with the Master of Landscape Architecture is recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) as fulfilling the academic requirements for registration as a professional Landscape Architect.
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If you need help deciding what degree might be right for you, or what courses to take, talk with a liaison officer or book a course planning session with us, call 0800 VICTORIA (842 867) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re a returning or transferring student, contact the Faculty Student and Academic Services Office, for help with degree planning and for information on admission requirements and transfer credit from other institutions.
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Urban Landscape Designer
All courses are taught at Victoria’s Te Aro Campus.
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|100 Level Courses|
SARC 111 – Introduction to Design Processes
SARC 112 – Design Processes
SARC 121 – Introduction to Built Environment Technology
SARC 151 – Introduction to Design History and Theory
SARC 161 – Introduction to Design Communication
SARC 162 – Design Communication
|200 Level Courses|
BILD 232 – Sustainable Architecture
BILD 251 – History of Building Technology
BILD 262 – Building Project Management Cost Planning
LAND 211 – Landscape Architecture and Design
LAND 212 – Landscape Architecture Design Integration
LAND 221 – Landscape Architecture Sites and Systems
LAND 222 – Landscape Architecture Application
LAND 251 – Landscape Architecture History and Theory
LAND 261 – Landscape Architecture Communication
SARC 221 – Building Materials and Construction
SARC 222 – Structural Systems
SARC 223 – Human Environmental Science
SARC 224 – Fire Safety Design
SARC 233 – Environment and Behaviour
SARC 252 – Building Heritage Conservation
SARC 261 – Communication
SARC 281 – Special Topic: Human Environmental Science
SARC 282 – Special Topic
SARC 283 – Special Topic
SARC 284 – Special Topic
SARC 285 – Special Topic
SARC 286 – Special Topic
|300 Level Courses|
BILD 331 – Sustainable and Regenerative Design
BILD 361 – Project Management
BILD 364 – Building Code Compliance
LAND 311 – Landscape Architecture Design
LAND 312 – Landscape Architecture Design Integration
LAND 321 – Landscape Architecture Construction
SARC 321 – Construction
SARC 323 – Colour, Pattern, Light
SARC 351 – Urban Design Theory and Practice
SARC 352 – Pacific Designed Environments
SARC 353 – History of Architecture
SARC 354 – Interior Heritage Conservation
SARC 362 – Introduction to Practice and Management
SARC 363 – Digital Representation and Documentation
SARC 365 – Drawing
SARC 371 – International Field Study
SARC 381 – Special Topic
SARC 382 – Special Topic: Digital Design Methodologies
SARC 387 – Independent Study