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 combined 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.

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM021
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Additional Entry Requirements
Applicants without a GPA of 5.0 or better (out of 7.0) or with a degree from another institution MUST submit a portfolio of their work to the School of Architecture and Built Environment. The portfolio should be of the applicant's own work (in hard copy or CD/DVD) demonstrating manual-graphic skills and ability through freehand drawing or sketches, skills in relevant design-related areas, as well as familiarity using a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software package.
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor of Architectural Design from the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) with a GPA of at least 5.0 (out of 7.0).
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM021

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place

Scholarships

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

Find a Scholarship.

Careers

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

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:

Core Courses, choice of
Students must complete 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)
OR

  • LARCH 7033 Final Landscape Architecture Project (M) and;
  • LARCH 7034 Final Landscape Architecture Dissertation (M)
Electives, choice of
Students must complete one of the following:

  • LARCH 7030 Landscape Architecture Internship (M)
  • ARCH 7036 Architecture Internship (M)
  • ARCH 7037 Experiential Studio: Onshore (M)
  • ARCH 7038 Experiential Studio: Offshore (M)
  • ARCH 7039 Independent Study (M)
  • 3 units from any other postgraduate coursework course offered by the University of Adelaide 

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.

Assessment

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.

Testimonial

The Masters of Architecture provided me with opportunities to challenge the conventional and develop innovative design solutions that consider place, people and environment. I developed a broad, evolving skill set which is proving invaluable in my work in architectural practice.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021