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Bachelor of Landscape Design

Course duration
18 months full-time Part-time
options also available

Ryde Campus


Start date
13 February 2017

Apply by
Applications closed

Course Brochure

The Northern Sydney Institute, in partnership with the University of Canberra, have developed the Bachelor of Landscape Design to be run and taught at the Institute's Ryde School of Horticulture.

This Degree prepares you for a career in landscape design and provides a pathway to become a Landscape Architect with one additional year of further study.

The course is centred around a strong base of horticultural knowledge and has a focus on applied site design skills, theory and practice.

You will acquire the values, knowledge and skills critical to the design and management of sustainable built environments and open space systems.

Why study with us?

Here’s just a few of the things that makes our course exceptional:

  • Guaranteed small class sizes mean more discussion time and personalised attention
    from teaching staff.
  • You’ll work with expert practitioners in urbanisation, climate change and new technologies.
  • The University of Canberra is ranked in the top 4% of universities in the world.

Career opportunities

  • State and local government
  • National park and management agencies
  • Landscape architecture and
    multidisciplinary design practices
  • Cultural heritage units
  • Further study of an accredited Landscape
    Architecture degree will allow you to
    practice as a Landscape Architect

Need to know

Information session dates

Information sessions will be scheduled during the year. Please contact us or check this page for new dates and times.


Full-time: 12 hours per week face-to-face
Part-time study options are also available

Course structure

Check out our Course Brochure (PDF, 1MB) for an overview of the modules in this course


Course fees and fee-help information

The cost of the degree component of the pathway is available online at

You may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place and HECS-HELP for this program.

For further information on fees and fee assistance please contact the University of Canberra on 1800 864 226.


Entry requirements

Entry to the Bachelor of Landscape Design is open to students who have successfully completed the Diploma of Landscape Design.

A bridging course with short skill sets is available for students who need to upgrade their qualification before entering the degree. This is required by students who hold the previous Diploma of Horticulture (Landscape Design) qualification.

This course is open to domestic students only.


How to apply

Applications for Semester 1, 2017 are now closed. Contact us for information about the next intake dates.


Development programs

A number of opportunities exist for our higher education students outside their regular studies. For more information, check out our Development programs page.


In 2016, the Institute launched Enactus, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Check out to find out more and see some of the amazing projects that they’ve already helped to accomplish in Australia and around the world.

As a higher education student you can apply to become a member of the Institute Enactus team. By joining Enactus you will develop the kind of teamwork, leadership and communication skills that can only come from real life experiences.

International study opportunities

UC offers Faculty Led Programs for students, which are short term programs run over 2-5 weeks, designed and led by UC Faculty Members specifically for UC degrees. They function like an international field trip as part of a UC unit.

Visit the University of Canberra’s page to find out more about Faculty Led Programs and other short term programs available at UC.


What our students say

Dr Andrew MacKenzie

“Like many Landscape Architects in Australia, I studied at Ryde before completing my Landscape Architecture training at the University of Canberra. The combination of Ryde and Canberra gave me a practical edge on other graduates when entering the profession and a confidence to know I could make a real difference."

Dr Andrew MacKenzie
Convenor Landscape Architecture, University of Canberra

Any questions?

The Northern Sydney Institute

Phone: 02 9942 0333 or 131 674

University of Canberra

Phone: 1800 864 226 (free call in Australia)