Become sought-after as a professional landscape architect by learning the most up-to-date techniques that the industry requires.
There’s a huge demand for landscape architects. The New Zealand market is growing quickly as more businesses realise the qualities that landscape architecture principles can bring to a project.
In 1969, we founded New Zealand’s first professional landscape architecture qualification. When you attend our internationally recognised School of Landscape Architecture, you’ll work with some of the world’s leading practitioners on a broad mix of design, ecology, planning, field tours and real world projects.
You’ll enjoy a dedicated space on campus with beautifully designed studios, room to install equipment and space to lay out plans so you can grow your creativity to its fullest potential.
Our landscape architecture graduates have a reputation in the industry as the cream of the crop, because of the experience they gain during their studies.
Let us help you to prepare for a career in this incredibly rewarding profession.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) is taught by the School of Landscape Architecture (SoLA), the longest-established school of its type in New Zealand and staffed by internationally-acclaimed academics.
The B.L.A. is accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA), meaning graduates are eligible to become registered professionals who are highly sought-after within both public and private sectors throughout New Zealand, Australia and internationally.
Lincoln University has an international reputation for excellence in Landscape Architecture.
Our graduates are employed all over the world because of their strength in design and planning, their ability to think, and the real world experience they gain during their study.
In addition to providing an in-depth foundation in all aspects of landscape architecture, Lincoln’s B.L.A. programme specialises in: landscape and urban ecology, resilient landscape design, sustainable communities, structure planning, urban landscapes and indigenous Māori landscape design.
The B.L.A. can be awarded with honours to those students who achieve a sufficiently high standard in their fourth year courses.
A period of Practical Work is a requirement of this qualification and full details are available in the handbook.
• Not less than 6 weeks in an approved office-based professional practice
• Not less than 3 weeks in an approved aspect of landscape implementation.
• Three weeks applied practice in LASC 393 – Practicum: Applied Landscape Practice
Please contact the Practical Work Co-ordinator for further information [email protected] or phone +64 3 423 0061.
Electives Intermediate Year
DESN 101 Digital Tools for Design
DESN 102I ntroduction to 3D Design
DESN 103 Visual Communication
DESN 104 History of Design and Culture
ENGN 106 Land Surfaces, Water and Structures
PHSC 107I ntroduction to Earth and Ecological Sciences
Plus 30 credits chosen from the Schedule of Courses.
Progression to the First Professional Year will depend upon students reaching a satisfactory standard of the Intermediate Year of the B.L.A. as specified in the B.L.A. Schedule. A satisfactory standard will normally be reached if the students gain either:
A clear pass in not less than seven courses from the schedule from the Intermediate Year of the B.L.A. and with at least a B- average in
DESN 102 Introduction to 3D Design and DESN 103 Visual Communication or A clear pass in not less than six courses from the Intermediate Year of the B.L.A. with at least a B- average in those six courses, and with at least a B- average in DESN 102 Introduction to 3D Design and DESN 103 Visual Communication
First Professional Year
LASC 206 Landscape Planting Practice
LASC 211 Planting Design and Management
LASC 215 Landscape Analysis, Planning and Design
LASC 216 Site Design
LASC 217 Design Details
LASC 218 Landscape and Culture
plus 15 credits chosen from the Schedule of Courses
Second Professional Year
DESN 301 Design Theory
LASC 312 Landscape Ecology
LASC 316 Innovative Design (A)
LASC 322 Sustainable Design and Planning
LASC 393 Practicum: Applied Landscape Practice
plus one of LASC 321 Structure Plans or
MAST321 plus 15 credits chosen from the Schedule of Courses.
Third Professional Year
LASC 318 Landscape Assessment and Planning
LASC 406 Complex Design
LASC 409 Major Design
LASC 415 Landscape Architecture Professional Practice
plus 30 credits chosen from the Schedule of Courses.
Note: If MAST321 is included in the courses for the degree then
MAST 106 Ngā Tikanga Māori (Māori Cultural Studies) and MAST210
are also required.
We offer the following landscape architecture programmes:
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Graduate Entry)
- Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honours
- Master of Landscape Architecture (Research)
- Master of Landscape Architecture (Taught)
Entry Requirements – this is normally a four year degree (full-time study).
One of the following:
• University Entrance through NCEA, or an approved equivalent qualification
• International qualifications
• Special admission
• Other pathways
Summary of Regulations
All of the following:
• Pass at least 480 credits (courses and studios)
• Pass all compulsory courses
• Completion of practical work component
• Attendance at compulsory field tour• What’s it going to cost?
Students can start in:
• Semester One (late February) or
• Semester Two (mid July)
There are also options for starting in summer semesters.