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Three landscape architecture students stand on Auckland's Quay street examing the panel design artwork.

Landscape Architecture

Have you ever wondered who designs cities or re-develops public spaces or works? Study landscape architecture at Unitec and you’ll learn how to create designs that enhance and diversify all sorts of outdoor spaces.

Explore your options

From waterfronts to city centres, landscape architects shape and design our urban environments with a focus on sustainability and urban design. 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.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 7 Full-time for four years or part-time options can be negotiated Landscape architect, Environmental design consultant, Urban designer, Heritage landscape consultant, Regional planner, Environment commissioner February (full-time or part-time) or July (part-time only). The July intake is only open to domestic students.
Master of Landscape Architecture 9 Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two-and-a-half years Landscape architectural design leader, design educator and design researchers, Architect and others who wish to develop landscape architectural design capabilities. February or July

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 Architecture 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.