Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design

RMIT University

Landscape architecture responds to diverse issues posed by the contemporary world ranging in scale and scope from the garden to the territory, the infrastructural to ecological, through the act of design. In this course students are exposed to a range of unique design techniques, associated tools and technologies to design landscapes that examine and propose new forms between economics, ecology and society. In the four streams of the course - Design, Communications, Environments and Theoretical Frameworks - students learn a set of specialised ideas and skills. In the Design stream students undertake design projects learning specific design techniques to conceptualise and execute design ideas. In Communications students learn how to analyse and represent landscape in 2D and 3D. In Environments skills in mapping, construction methods and fabrication are developed. The Theoretical Frameworks stream interrogates history and theory through critical analysis and drawing.

Course Fee:

Australian: $97,920
International: $109,440

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; pre-selection kit; portfolio.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer-aided design (CAD), Design drawing, Ecological urbanism, Landscape architecture, Theory of design, Urban design.

Study Pathways:

Bachelor of Design graduates can apply for entry to the Master of Landscape Architecture by coursework. A grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or greater will guarantee a place in the Master of Landscape Architecture by coursework, while those students with a GPA of less than 2.5 may apply for a place in the Master of Landscape Architecture and undertake additional selection requirements (like a portfolio or interview). Selection via this route is competitive and not guaranteed.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Landscape Architect,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 3 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
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  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
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  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

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The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

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