What will I learn?

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 Lincoln University 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.

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.

Practical work:

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.

Careers:

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Environment, Society and Design

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$32,000.00 (US$ 21,114) per year
Tuition fee per 120 credits

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 July 2019, 17 February 2020

Venue

Lincoln University

Ellesmere Junction Road / Springs Road,

LINCOLN,

Canterbury,

7647, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

At least 50 in each SAT test and a minimum combined score of 1150. English Language Requirements: IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5; TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162; Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42; NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) Level 4 (Academic Endorsement); Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

For international students

One of the following:
• University Entrance through NCEA, or an approved equivalent qualification
• International qualifications

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.

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About this uni

Lincoln University has a 5-star rating for employability, and graduates have a 15% higher employment rate than those from other NZ universities.

  • 5-star rating for internationalisation and inclusiveness
  • A world-class learning experience
  • Practical work experience for most programmes
  • Excellent support services that aid a smooth transition