Master of Architecture with Master of Landscape Architecture

Blur the boundaries  

Architecture and landscape architecture work in concert to create functional, innovative and beautiful buildings and places.

This double degree examines the vital relationship between the two areas of study and offers a holistic perspective on the profession today. How can we effect environmental change through design? How can we stay responsive to shifting needs and landscapes?

What will you do?

In our Master of Architecture with Master of Landscape Architecture you’ll:

  • explore and extend your capacity for creativity
  • learn to work with advanced ecological, construction and landscape technologies, material cultures, and complex buildings
  • develop skills in relevant software including: Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, GIS, Photoshop, InDesign, BIM, and Maxwell
  • share design studios with students across the School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • develop your own position on current disciplinary, social and political issues
  • apply and advance your learning through internship electives
  • undertake individual research-led design projects and immersive overseas studios
  • engage with the many industry professionals who teach and tutor in classes as well as extra-curricular activities.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate as an accredited architecture and landscape professional, well prepared to pursue architectural, landscaping or managerial roles. You could combine building and landscape architecture principles to innovate on residential complexes or skyscraper sites. You might become a green architect, focused on eco-design and native gardens. Perhaps you’ll be a project manager for emerging community hubs, social spaces, play areas and parks.

This program is accredited by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia [AACA] and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). 

Note: This program is offered in semester mode with intakes in February and July.

  • South Australia's only 3-year double Masters in Architecture
  • Access state-of-the-art computer-aided design, BIM and 3D modelling facilities
  • Accredited by AACA and AILA

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM021
Deferment Yes - 2 year

February and July

Additional Entry Requirements

A GPA of 4.0 or better (out of 7.0) is a requirement for entry into the Master of Architecture / Master of Landscape Architecture program.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Architectural Design at the University of Adelaide who do not have a GPA of 4.0, OR applicants with a degree from another institution, must submit a Curriculum Vitae, academic transcripts, and a design portfolio.

The portfolio should include the applicant's own creative works from previous degrees, professional, and/or personal background, showing design skills, knowledge, and familiarity with a range of design tools and media. In addition to final outcomes, it should comprise evidence of design process, development and drawing documentation. The portfolio may include material developed with others if clearly referenced and the applicant's contribution explained. 

It should be 20 pages max (landscape format), not exceed 25mb, and be clearly labelled. All elements to be submitted digitally in PDF format and uploaded with the SATAC application. 

Note: The study plans for mid-year entry are different as compared to Semester 1 intake. Mid-year entry students may have a limited choice of electives and complete their final project in the 3rd semester instead of the 4th (final semester).

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study

A completed Bachelor of Architectural Design from the University of Adelaide with a minimum GPA of 4.0.

  • Admissions Transparency Data
    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    International students 2 20.0%
    All students 10 100.0%

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Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,950

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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Career Readiness

Graduates are well equipped to pursue careers as an architect, landscape architect, project administrator or project manager.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Graduate Attributes

The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
  1. Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
  2. Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
  3. Teamwork and communication skills
  4. Professionalism and leadership readiness
  5. Intercultural and ethical competency
  6. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
  7. Digital capabilities
  8. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Architecture is accredited by the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia [AACA]. 

The Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Landscape Architect;  Architect

Degree Structure

The majority of the teaching activities are based around the design studios, which are now aligned with the school's research streams 'History, Theory and Culture', 'Design' and 'Urbanism', along with courses in advanced construction, structures and environmental studies; and in landscape architecture in the areas of advanced ecological and landscape technologies. 

A new internship elective has been introduced for students to experience a working environment in an architecture or landscape architecture firm in which to observe and apply their knowledge and skills for the degree. Elective options also include the offshore studio and other courses that have a community or professional experiential learning or engagement aspect.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Example Study Plan

Core Courses
Students must complete all of the following:

and one of the following:
  • ARCH 7032 Studio Cultures: Architecture (M) or;
  • LARCH 7028 Studio Cultures: Landscape Architecture (M)
Research Dissertation/Final Project
Students must complete one of the following combinations:

  • ARCH 7043 Final Architecture Project (M) and
  • LARCH 7033 Final Landscape Architecture Project (M)

  • LARCH 7043 Final Architecture Project (M) and
  • LARCH 7034 Final Landscape Architecture Dissertation (M)


Assessment takes a number of forms including written reports and essays, short in-class exercises and oral presentations. Formal examinations are not used for student assessment.

A capstone architecture and landscape architecture project allows students to demonstrate their mastery of architecture and landscape architecture through a significant supervised study.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 20 Mar 2024