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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture

This course has been established to address skill deficits in domestic and international students wishing to enrol in the UTS Master of Landscape Architecture. This course is nested within the master's program to allow graduate diploma students to articulate into the second year of the master's.

This course is intended primarily for international students with a cognate degree with minimal skill deficits but also appeals to local students who have been in the workforce for some time and wish to return to either undertake a master's or simply up-skill with a graduate diploma.



  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

After students complete the Master of Landscape Architecture, career options are: landscape architect, urban designer, researcher, land management professional, regional planner, educator and policymaker.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognized bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates the potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a completed UTS Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) or equivalent, or
  • a completed UTS Graduate Certificate of Landscape Architecture, or
  • a UTS recognized bachelor's degree in a cognate field whose academic records do not map directly onto the UTS requirements for direct entry into the Master of Landscape Architecture (cognate fields that may be considered sit within the design disciplines of the built environment such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and interior architecture).

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants need to provide the following:

  • a digital portfolio (3–5 examples of design projects) in PDF format consisting of the applicant's landscape architectural projects
  • a personal statement of 300 words (max.) in PDF format addressing their reasons for wanting to undertake the Graduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
  • AE5: Pass;
  • PTE: 58-64;
  • CAE: 176-184