Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    4 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Are you looking for a way to enrich the world? Grow your knowledge of landscape ecology and learn how creative and sustainable landscape design nourishes healthier environments. Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is the longest-running landscaping degree in New Zealand. It will help you seed an exciting future.

Build a firm foundation in all the aspects of modern-day landscape architecture. Then specialise in landscape ecology, resilient and sustainable community design, as well as design and planning of urban and rural landscapes.

You’ll expand your knowledge working on real projects and connect with seasoned practitioners. Plus if you achieve the required grades in your third and fourth courses, you graduate with Honours. 

This 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

  • By working alongside world-leading practitioners on a broad mix of design, ecology, field tours and real-world challenges.
  • Enjoy studying in a dedicated on-campus environment that combines light-filled studios with areas to lay out equipment, display your designs and build models.
  • Network and study with other focused professionals, and develop a strong professional vision and ethos.
  • Graduate ready to stake out a future and make an immediate difference through your degree and knowledge. 

Career opportunities

Lincoln’s Bachelor of Landscape Architecture has an enviable international reputation. As a graduate, you’ll be able to explore opportunities at home or abroad because of your strength in design, planning and your ability to apply the real-world experience gained during your study to a wide range of projects.

Practical work requirements

During your study, you’re expected to complete: 

  • No less than six weeks in an approved office-based professional practice
  • No less than three weeks in an approved aspect of landscape implementation
  • Three weeks applied practice in LASC393 – Practicum: applied landscape practice 

For more information on the practical aspects of study, or request a copy of the Practical Work Handbook, contact the Practical Work Coordinator at or phone +64 3 423 0061.

This degree has already opened up heaps of opportunities for me because sustainable design is something that everybody is talking about and wanting to see in our city and rural environments.

Corey Annandale

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Programme information

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Choose between an elective or the list below

Progression from Intermediate Year to First Professional Year is by invitation only, based on a satisfactory level of achievement. 

This degree structure is indicative only. A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree.


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Programme contacts

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