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.
Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Design
The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. i
The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.
Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i
Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.
You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.
A study score of at least 25 in Units 3 and 4 of English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL (English as an Additional Language).
A study score of at least 25 in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Mathematical Methods (or equivalent) is required for the following majors: Civil Systems, Computing, Construction, Mechanical Systems, Property and Spatial Systems.
A bridging subject will be available for students who have completed the equivalent of VCE Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 or who have received a study score below 25 in VCE Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 (or equivalent).
Some double majors are only possible if students have completed specific subjects in VCE or equivalent.