Bachelor of Landscape Design
18 months full-time Part-time
options also available
13 February 2017
30 January 2017
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.
- 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
Monday 16 January | Ryde Campus | Acacia Building, Rainforest Room REGISTER
Full-time: 12 hours per week face-to-face
Part-time study options are also available
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 www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/courses/glossary/fees-and-contributions
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 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 are open for Semester 1, 2017, and first round applications will close on
30 January 2017.
If you’ve already completed the Diploma of Landscape Design, applying for the degree is quick and easy. Just follow these steps:
- Go to www.canberra.edu.au/apply-now
- Select 'Yes' when asked ‘Are you seeking credit from any previous study?’
- Answer the qualifying questions and click ‘Apply online now’
- Create an Application Account (ID) and password
- Complete your online application
Course code: 290JA
Location: Ryde Campus
If you haven’t completed the Diploma of Landscape Design, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and we will get in touch to guide you through your options.
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 enactus.org 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
“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
The Northern Sydney Institute
Phone: 02 9942 0333 or 131 674
University of Canberra
Phone: 1800 864 226 (free call in Australia)