Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Grad Entry)

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 19 Jul 2021

    Semester 1 - 21 Feb 2022

    Semester 2 - 18 Jul 2022

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Expand your career opportunities to a new level as a professional Landscape Architect.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree but are looking to enter a defined profession, Lincoln University’s full-time Graduate entry BLA only takes two years to complete. This makes it one of the shortest professional Landscape Architecture degrees in Australasia. The degree is accredited by the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA). Graduates are eligible to become registered professionals and are highly sought-after in public and private sectors in Aotearoa-New Zealand, Australia and further afield.

How you’ll grow

  • You’ll cultivate a strong in-depth foundation in landscape design and planning plus critical thinking based on real-world experience gained during your study.
  • Expand your capabilities with specialist knowledge in landscape and urban ecology, resilient landscape design, sustainable communities, structure planning, urban and rural landscapes as well as indigenous Māori landscape design.
  • With a degree taught by the School of Landscape Architecture – New Zealand’s longest-established landscape architecture training institution and acclaimed internationally. 

Career opportunities

This programme will prepare you for a career as a landscape architect. You can start your own practice, or work for a landscape architecture firm or in a government organization. You’ll also be able to collaborate with ecologists, architects, planners and engineers on a wide range of projects. 

Practical work requirements

During your study, you’re expected to complete: 

  • A minimum of three weeks practical landscape design implementation
  • Full details are in the course handbook 

For more information on the practical aspects of study, contact the Practical Work Co-ordinator at [email protected] or phone +64 3 423 0061.

Programme information

Programme Structure

You must pass all compulsory courses listed below in addition to two elective courses, for a total of 300 credits (courses and studios). You’re also required to complete all the practical work requirements and attend a multi-day field tour.

  • Compulsory courses

A course advisor can help you to select your two elective courses. Please check out our courses to see which electives interest you.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Wendy McWilliam

Dr Wendy McWilliam

Senior Lecturer

[email protected]

Key information for students

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