Career Pathways

Become a Landscape Architect

Use design and ecology to plan and improve external environments

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How long will it take?

3 years Bachelor degree
2 years Master of Landscape Architecture

Why study landscape architecture?

Landscape Architects provide a unique bridge between design and the environmental sciences, engaging in ecological, cultural and social issues.

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.

At Melbourne, the Master of Landscape Architecture explores the practice, theory, history and long-standing ecological sensibilities that underpin this discipline. You’ll be challenged to generate ecologically responsive and appropriate designs that consider land planning and transformation issues, sustainable design principles and natural processes.

Where will this take me?

Career outcomes

As a qualified landscape architect, you will be in demand at all levels of government, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, and in landscape architectural, planning, engineering and multidisciplinary consultancy firms.

You may also find employment with groups such as conservation agencies and land development organisations, or you may choose to set up your own landscape architectural practice.

Professional accreditation

  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)
  • International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)

What are the study options?

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First, you must meet the requirements for your undergraduate degree.

2. Graduate degree

The Master of Landscape Architecture also has specific prerequisites and grade entry requirements to be considered depending on your academic background.

Other entry pathways

Graduate Degree Packages

The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia baseed on your ATAR.

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Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

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The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

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Looking for personalised advice?

Find out more about our graduate degrees and get support with your application. Speak to our expert staff online, via phone or at an upcoming event. You can also register to learn more about your course options and opportunities via email.

Why study landscape architecture at the University of Melbourne

Discover your passions

Discover your passions

We offer unique flexibility, giving you the option of completing majors, minors, double majors and specialisations.

Become part of a community

Become part of a community

Join a community of world-leading academics and industry practitioners working to improve the way we live and the places we live in.

Career-ready skills

Career-ready skills

Participate in our wide range of industry opportunities, developing practical skills for a meaningful career.

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Please speak to our expert staff to discover more about our learning opportunities and get support with your application.