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Master of Architecture with Master of Landscape Architecture

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM021

CRICOS 059390E

The Master of Architecture / Master of Landscape Architecture program is focused on appreciation of the significance of design, an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline and the vital importance of a close relationship with the landscape architecture profession. Additionally the interdisciplinary nature of practice is emphasised through close contact and shared courses with architecture and urban design students.

This program will provide engagement with local and international issues, engaging students to learn about and participate in contemporary projects and debates about the environment, community, culture and society.

This program is offered in semester mode. There are two semesters in an academic year commencing in February and July.

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  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CM021
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Graduate Entry 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).
    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.
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    SATAC Code: 3CM021

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 059390E
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor of Architectural Design or equivalent with a 70% or higher average + portfolio of work and CV.
    Additional Entry Requirements
    A Curriculum Vitae, academic transcript and submission of a portfolio will be required for applicants who are not graduates of the Bachelor of Architectural Design Studies program of the University of Adelaide.

    The portfolio shall be printed on A3 in hardcopy and submitted in electronic form. All CAD drawing files are to be supplied as PDF's in a single document not exceeding 100MB. Consider the legibility and the hierarchy of your images and text. The portfolio is used to assess design skills and knowledge and should demonstrate familiarity with a range of design processes and media. Representation media should ideally include, but are not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Revit and other 3D packages, as well as hand drawing, sketching, painting, collage, model-making and photography of models. In addition to final rendered images, include information on the process of design and development and construction documentation if any. The folio may include material developed with others in an office/practice situation where this is clearly referenced and the applicant's contribution explained.

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

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000

    Scholarships

    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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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    • Architect
    • Landscape architect
    • Project administrator
    • 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
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    The Master of Architecture is accredited by the Architectural Practice Board of South Australia.

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

    Potential careers

    Landscape Architect, Architect

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • 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

    Indicative study plan
    Option A - When completing Architecture stream first
    Year1 ARCH 7032: Studio Cultures: Architecture (M)
    ARCH 7020: Professional Practice (M)
    ARCH 7033: Advanced Construction (M)
    ARCH 7034: Studio: Urbanism (M)
    ARCH 7035: Critical Historical Practices (M)
    * Elective x 1
    Year2 ARCH 7040: Studio: Architecture (M)
    ARCH 7041: Advanced Architecture Technologies (M)
    ARCH 7042: Designing Research (M)
    ARCH 7043: Final Architecture Project (M)
    Year 3 LARCH 7031: Studio: Landscape Architecture (M)
    LARCH 7029: Advanced Landscape Architecture Technologies (M)
    LARCH 7032: Advanced Ecology (M)
    LARCH 7033: Final Landscape Architecture Project (M)
    Or
    LARCH 7034: Final Landscape Architecture Dissertation (M)
    Elective ARCH 7036: Architecture Internship (M)
    ARCH 7037: Experiential Studio: Onshore (M)
    ARCH 7038: Experiential Studio: Offshore (M)
    ARCH 7039: Independent Study (M)
    * Electives offered outside the school must be at Postgraduate level
    NOTE: Current students should refer to this link for study plans and enrolment details.
    Indicative study plan
    Option B - When completing Landscape Architecture stream first
    Year1 LARCH 7028: Studio Cultures: Landscape Architecture (M)
    ARCH 7020: Professional Practice (M)
    LARCH 7029: Advanced Landscape Architecture Technologies (M)
    ARCH 7034: Studio: Urbanism (M)
    ARCH 7035: Critical Historical Practices (M)
    * Elective x 1
    Year2 LARCH 7031: Studio: Landscape Architecture (M)
    LARCH 7032: Advanced Ecology (M)
    ARCH 7042: Designing Research (M)
    LARCH 7033: Final Landscape Architecture Project (M)
    OR
    LARCH 7034: Final Landscape Architecture Dissertation (M)
    Year 3 ARCH 7040: Studio: Architecture (M)
    ARCH 7041: Advanced Architecture Technologies (M)
    ARCH 7033: Advanced Construction (M)
    ARCH 7043: Final Architecture Project (M)
    Year 3.5 ARCH 7032: Studio Cultures: Architecture (M)
    Elective ARCH 7037: Experiential Studio: Onshore (M)
    ARCH 7038: Experiential Studio: Offshore (M)
    ARCH 7039: Independent Study (M)
    LARCH 7030: Landscape Architecture Internship (M)
    * Electives offered outside the school must be at Postgraduate level.
    NOTE: Current students should refer to this link for study plans and enrolment details.

    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.

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Last updated: Friday, 17 Nov 2017