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.
Note: This program is offered in semester mode with intakes in February and July.
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.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|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).|
|Intake||February and July|
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||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor of Architectural Design or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0 + portfolio of design work and CV.|
Additional Entry Requirements
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).
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $40,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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 AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
The Master of Landscape Architecture is accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).
Landscape Architect, Architect
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
Students must complete all of the following:
|Core Courses, choice of
Students must complete one of the following:
|Research Dissertation/Final Project
Students must complete one of the following combinations:
|Electives, choice of
Students must complete one of the following:
Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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.
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