BP256 - Bachelor of Design

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Plan: BP256 - Bachelor of Design
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Design
Award abbreviation: B Design
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: Six semesters full-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Architecture & Design (320H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/architecturedesign
ASCED code: 040105
CRICOS code: 066833B

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Purpose of the Program

Landscape Architecture is positioned as an urban laboratory and engages with the urban condition to generate futures for an urbanizing world through the medium of design.

The three-year Bachelor of Design program is designed to equip you with broad and coherent skills and applied knowledge for designing landscapes in complex urban and non-urban environments. Upon completion of the program you will be able to utilize a wide array of abilities and skills as well as cognitive and creative knowledge of landscape architecture to enable you to position your ideas of landscape architecture both in the discipline and a broader context. This knowledge will enable you to utilize design tools and methods in relation to the creation of socially, culturally and environmentally inclusive domains.

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Articulation and pathways


Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

This program has no articulation agreements.


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.


If you graduate from this program with a GPA of 2.5 or greater, you will have a guaranteed place in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MC172) upon applying. If you graduate with a GPA less than 2.5, a place is not guaranteed, but you may still apply with additional selection requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Program entrance requirements:

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent senior secondary school studies, or RMIT Foundation Studies program, or a recognised post secondary diploma or certificate in a relevant discipline. Applicants with post secondary work experience in this field will also be considered.

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English.

English language requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Paper based): 580 (TWE 4.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test – iBT): Overall score of 92 with minimum of 20 in any sections
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE(A)): 58 (no band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English – Advanced (CAE): CAE Grade B
  • RMIT English Worldwide (REW) – English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs: Advanced Plus certificate

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

    Selection Tasks
    All applicants must complete and submit a pre-selection kit. Short listed applicants may be required to attend an interview.

    Applicants must produce a folio of work which might comprise a collection of images, drawings, sketches, paintings, models, photographs, videos, computer work etc of personal projects, events, hobbies, celebrations.

    Note: You may be exempt from the Landscape Architecture pre-selection kit if you have successfully completed tertiary study in architecture, industrial design, interior design or horticulture or completed an Advanced Diploma in Building design (Architectural) or Diploma of Drafting/Building Design.

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    External accreditation and industry links

    The 3-year undergraduate award Bachelor of Design (BP256) is not professionally accredited. The qualification will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to seek employment in landscape design areas and a wide range of other design professions. To gain professional accreditation as a landscape architect, you are required to complete both the 3-year undergraduate Bachelor of Design program (or its equivalent) and the 2-year Master of Landscape Architecture program (MC172). Successful completion of both these degrees will entitle you to apply for registration as a practising Landscape Architect with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) (Landscape Architecture’s professional accrediting body). http://www.aila.org.au/

    The RMIT Bachelor of Design (BP256) regularly works with industry and maintains a range of industry links that are offered to students through engagement with academic and professional staff who are practitioners in landscape architecture, architecture and urban design.

    The landscape architecture programs at RMIT have many close links with industry which take on a variety of different forms. Academics within the School are strongly encouraged to maintain their linkages with industry, and many continue to run practices and are engaged in active practice based research around the world.

    Each program has a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.

    In addition the School of Architecture and Design makes regular use of industry experts as guest lecturers and tutors to ensure you are exposed to current industry developments. The regular use of sessional teaching staff also provides you with exposure to current industry practitioners. As evidence of the close links with industry, a number of eminent local and international landscape architects provide input to the development of this program.


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    Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

    Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, travel expenses when attending field work projects, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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    Library, IT and specialist resources

    Library resources and services
    As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.


    Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.


    Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.


    You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library


    Online learning tools and content

    You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

    Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

    RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.


    Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

    • transition to tertiary study and learning;
    • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning;
    • career development and employment;
    • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters);
    • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad;
    • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.
    • a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students


    You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students



    You will have access to and use workshop resources within the School of Architecture and Design. You will have access to specialised industry standard commercial software and other digital technologies.

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