Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

7, 480 4.0
Full-time for four years or part-time options available
Starts February (Mid-year, July enrolment also negotiable)
40-50 places
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 3 March - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 14 November
NZ$6149 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Want a career in landscape architecture? Create designs for a variety of exciting landscape projects, and further your understanding of CAD modelling, environmental planning and contemporary urbanism.

Do you want a role in the re-imagining of our urban environment and re-thinking of our cities? Landscape architects are employed for their vision and skill in transforming the spaces of everyday life, and in solving the real and serious environmental issues facing today's society. Landscape architecture brings together science, technology, art and design, in order to engage in a broad range of environmental design projects. These can involve urban design, transportation infrastructure, waterfronts and resorts, coastal, estuarine and in-land ecologies, and creating engaging and vibrant community and public spaces.

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is an internationally accredited professional programme that will prepare you for a creative practice in urban and environmental design anywhere in the world.


  • A focus on design studio and one-on-one practice-based learning that supports your individual skills and growth as a designer.
  • Real-world learning that involves regular engagement and both collaborative and competitive work with practising professionals, including award-winning landscape architects, urban designers, architects and other related professionals.
  • Be part of international study tours and a vibrant exchange programme - important keys to understanding international practice.
  • Access to internships and merit-based awards.
  • A fully accredited degree programme, registered by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) on behalf of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).


Portfolio requirements 

If you are invited for an interview, you should bring a CV and portfolio of work with you.

Your portfolio should demonstrate an ability to explore, develop and communicate artistic and design ideas.

You should include a range of design and graphic work that illustrates consideration of space, material, form and texture.

You may include examples of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, life drawing, collage, computer-generated images, and built or constructed work.

You should present at least 10 sheets of work in an A3 or A2 folder.

Need a little more help with your portfolio?

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Last edited: 05 September 2013  

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