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BDes Landscape Architecture

Catalog id : 090744C
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

3 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15000 AUD
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Faculty of Design
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
SAT (avg)577

World University Ranking

About this course

  • Providing a unique bridge between the design professions and the environmental sciences, landscape architecture offers creative opportunities to engage in core ecological, cultural and social issues.
  • The Landscape Architecture major explores the practice, theory, history and long-standing ecological sensibilities that underpin this discipline. Landscape architecture encompasses all scales of design, from large-scale public projects such as the Olympic parks in Sydney and Beijing, to suburban development and smaller urban spaces and gardens. With a worldwide shortage of landscape architects, there has never been a better time to pursue this exciting career path.


  • This major can lead to further study in the Master of Landscape Architecture at Melbourne.
  • Landscape architects are in demand at all levels of government, in both metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas and in landscape architectural, planning, engineering and multidisciplinary consultancy firms. Graduates also find employment with groups such as conservation agencies and land development companies, while others run their own landscape architectural practices.

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Eligibility Criteria


Australian Year 12

  • Domestic students 2017 Minimum ATAR-  85.00
  • International students 2017 Guaranteed ATAR- 85.00
  • VCE (units 3 and 4) prerequisite subjects- A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

  • International students:2017 Guaranteed IB score 31
  • IB prerequisite subjects- At least Grade 4 in English (Standard or Higher level)

GCE A Levels/Singapore A Levels

  •  2017 Guaranteed score- BCC
  • A Level prerequisite subjects- At least Grade C in an accepted AS Level English subject

Trinity College Foundation Studies

  • International students: 2017 Guaranteed score 80
  • TCFS prerequisite subjects- A score of at least 50% in both English and EAP





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Course Modules

All students must complete at least one major during their degree which consists of 50 points at third-year level. Before you complete subjects in a major you will need to complete a sequence of prerequisite subjects that begin from first year.


  • In the first year of the Bachelor of Design, you will be immersed in a world of design and discovering new concepts and skills. You might be performing on a stage, in a computer lab writing code, contemplating design theory and putting it in to practice, or making 3D models.
  • The subjects you complete in your first year provide the basis for your knowledge of design that will carry through for the rest of your degree.


  • By your second year you will deepen your understanding of your chosen design disciplines and be able to finalise your selection of majors, minors and specialisations.


  • In third year you will complete your major requirements. You will also be required to undertake a capstone subject. Capstones are designed to draw together the various theoretical stands. On the completion of third year graduates will possess strong written, oral and graphical communication techniques, and will develop practical skills and apply these to problem-solving.

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How to Apply

Studying Year 12 in Australia

  • You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA

Current University of Melbourne international students

  • If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.

All other international students

  • You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.

International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students

  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.
  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

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