Landscape Architecture major

Major/Minor/Specialisation !B-ENVS-MAJ+1019 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015


Dr Sidh Sintusingha



Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)


Landscape Architecture is a design profession which provides a unique bridge between design and the environmental sciences. This major explores the practice, theory, history, and long-standing ecological sensibilities of the discipline. Landscape Architecture ranges across all scales of design encompassing large-scale public projects such as the Olympic Parks in Sydney and Beijing, to suburban development, to smaller urban spaces and gardens.

Landscape Architecture offers creative opportunities to engage in core ecological, cultural and social issues faced today. Students of Landscape Architecture are attracted to its creativity and diversity, its challenges and demands.

Careers and Further Study

A major in Landscape Architecture prepares students either for employment or the two-year Master of Landscape Architecture program to become an accredited landscape architect. For more information about the Master of Landscape Architecture, please visit the Melbourne School of Design web site:

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the three year Bachelor of Environments degree with a Landscape Architecture major, students will have developed a strong base of design knowledge and competence across the landscape architecture discipline.

Structure & Available Subjects:

100 points of Landscape Architecture subjects.


Course planning for a Landscape Architecture major

A major in Landscape Architecture in the Bachelor of Environments consists of:

  • 75 points of Landscape Architecture Core subjects;
  • 25 points of Major elective subjects;


  • In first year: 12.5 points of Level 1 enabling subjects required for the major

Specific details of the Bachelor of Environments course structure can be found at:

Subject Options:

The following description of the Landscape Architecture major aligns with the Study Plan Structure viewable on the Portal for students who commenced the Bachelor of Environments in 2015 or later.

The components within the structure of this major have been designed to enforce the requirements of both this specific major and of the course overall, e.g. the requirement that at least 62.5 points of Environments discipline subjects (which can include subjects taken within the major) are taken at each of Level 2 and Level 3.

PRE-2015 STUDENTS: Students who commenced the Bachelor of Environments prior to 2015 should refer to the handbook entry for the year they commenced in conjunction with the 2015 handbook listings for Environments elective and Breadth subject listings. View 2014 Bachelor of Environments Handbook entry here

Level 1 Environments & Enabling Electives (12.5 points)

In order to complete this major, enrol in ONE of the following subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2

IMPORTANT: ENVS10006 Mapping Environments is recommended to be taken as an Environments Elective.

Landscape Architecture major - core subjects (75 points)

All of

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2

Major electives subjects (25 points)

Select two of

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

Environments Discipline subjects (50 points)

Choose the total of

  1. 50 points of Environments Discipline subjects


Please note these rules when choosing the Environments Discipline subjects below

  1. Must complete 12.5 points level 2 subjects
  2. Must complete 12.5 points level 3 subjects

Select from this list: Environments Discipline subjects

Breadth subjects and restrictions for Landscape Architecture major students

The breadth requirements for the Bachelor of Environments include the restriction of some subjects as breadth options, depending on an individual student’s choice of major. Subjects in the Handbook that are marked as available as breadth in the Bachelor of Environments may be subject to further restrictions, depending up which major a student is completing in that course. Detailed information on these Restrictions for Breadth Options is available.

Students undertaking the Landscape Architecture major are not permitted to take as breadth:

  • any Botany/Plant Science subjects (subject codes beginning BOTA)
  • any Ecology subjects (subject codes beginning ECOL)
  • any Horticulture subjects (subject codes beginning HORT)
  • any of the following Level 2 or Level 3 Design subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2

For more information on this major and to view a sample course plan please visit:

The Bachelor of Environments Landscape Architecture major provides a pathway into the Master of Landscape Architecture. The Master of Landscape Architecture program is recognised and accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Environments

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