Explore your options

From waterfronts to city centres, landscape architects shape and design our urban environments with a focus on sustainability. By studying landscape architecture at Unitec, you’ll learn how science, history and art are used to create useable, sustainable everyday public outdoor spaces. You’ll also get a deeper understanding of the social, environmental and economic factors that influence outdoor design.

Internationally recognised lecturers and industry professionals will help you develop the skills to plan, design and advise in a variety of environments in New Zealand and overseas.

All our courses are lively, engaging and challenging and provide you with the opportunity to work on live projects with real-world outcomes.
 

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
PROGRAMMELEVELDURATIONCAREER OPTIONSSTART DATES
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)3Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options availableThis programme prepares you for further study at certificate or diploma level.February or July
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture7Full-time for four years or part-time options availableLandscape architect, Environmental design consultant, Urban designer, Heritage landscape consultant, Regional planner, Environment commissionerFebruary or July (negotiable)
Master of Landscape Architecture9Full-time for 18 months (minimum) or part-time for two-and-a-half years (minimum)Landscape architectural design leader, design educator and design researchers, Architect and others who wish to develop landscape architectural design capabilities.February or July

Short courses

Start with a short course that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
Short coursesDURATION 
3D Rendering with Vue150 hoursGain the skills you need to create stunning 3D visualisations in Vue Software. This online course introduces you to e-on software's ‘Vue Infinite’ and is aimed at students and professionals...
GIS - Applications in DesignThis course provides basic skills and applications in GIS and it perfect for professionals who have had little or no experience in GIS.

Industry connections

Industry accreditation

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA). NZILA is the internationally recognised professional body of qualified practitioners in New Zealand. Unitec is a member of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), which covers virtually all programmes of higher learning in landscape architecture in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Industry contacts

Unitec works closely with businesses and industry organisations to deliver seminars, awards and internships, guest lectures, field trips and prizes to Landscape Architecure students including Reset Urban Design, Boffa Miskell, Isthmus Group, Land Lab and Bloomfield and Bark.

Public seminars

The Scala Seminar Series is a series of hour-long public lectures hosted by Unitec’s architecture and landscape architecture staff. Open to everyone, the seminars explore a range of topics relating to the multi-disciplinarity of architecture, landscape design and landscape architecture.

The seminar series provides a forum for current practice and research in landscape and architecture. CPD points are available to practitioners by the NZ Institute of Landscape Architects, the NZ Registered Architecture Board and Architectural Designers New Zealand.