BP256 - Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design

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Plan: BP256P15 - Bachelor of Landscape Architectural 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 Landscape Architectural Design
Award abbreviation: BLandArchDes
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 Years Full-Time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Architecture & Urban Design (320H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/architecture-and-urban-design
ASCED code: 040105
CRICOS code: 066833B

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Purpose of the Program

The three-year Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design program equips graduates with broad and coherent skills and applied knowledge in design to investigate and propose better ways of living in a complex and rapidly changing world.

Upon completion of the program you will be able to use a wide array of abilities and skills as well as cognitive and creative knowledge of landscape architecture. You be able to position your ideas in the landscape architecture discipline, in the broader context of design, and in relation to challenges associated with complex urban and non-urban environments.

You will apply design tools and methods to the creation of socially, culturally and environmentally inclusive design outcomes.

A capstone experience in ARCH1355 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 6 will enable you to synthesize and integrate your knowledge, skills and experience and demonostrate your achievements of the program learning otucomes. This capstone course prepares you to transition into the accredited MC172 Master of Landscape Architecture program or into workplaces in the design field. 

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Articulation and pathways

Successful completion of RMIT's Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management guarantees entry into the Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design with 36 credit points of exemptions.

Successful completion of RMIT's Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) guarantees entry to the Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design with 60 credit points of exemptions (equivalent to 1 semester full-time study).

If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program.

Upon successful completion of this program with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater, you will be guaranteed entry in the Master of Landscape Architecture (MC172) upon applying. If you graduate with a GPA less than 2.5 you may still apply and will be selected competitively based on your grades and folio.

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Entrance requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school) qualification.

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalency web page  on the RMIT website.


Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in any other English.

International English language requirement

A minimum of IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English requirements web page.

Selection task
All applicants must complete and submit the selection task. Short listed applicants may be required to attend an interview.

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External accreditation and industry links

The 3-year undergraduate award Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design (BP256) is a stand alone degree that provides employment options for those who seek to work in landscape design or design more generally in roles that do not require professional registration. 

To be eligble for accreditation as a Landscape Architect you must continue your studies and complete the Master of Landscape Architecture program (MC172). MC172 satisfies the academic requirement 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 Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design 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. The RMIT Bachelor of Landscape Architectural 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, 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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