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Diploma in Landscape Design and Management (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 6)

SX1901

Course details

Summary

This programme provides the third year in the pathway of landscape education offered at Wintec. After training in the principles and processes of landscape design through level 4 and 5, students are competent designers and have the basics of project management learnt.

This programme gives students the chance to develop their own independent design process and style through project work in more specialised areas.

Through work placement and on job training students are able to immerse themselves in the real-life work environment, gaining practical interpersonal skills, and will benefit from mentorship from professionals in industry.

Tutors become facilitators in the education process, challenging students thought processes and coaching their ideas, as the students pathways into the landscape profession. Students will also gain real exposure to project management through work placement installation projects, where they will document and manage the build processes.

This real-world exposure will not only solidify the students' knowledge of the building process, pricing and client negotiations but also advance their design skills through seeing their design come to fruition.

View programme modules

Note: No value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

 

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
LADE600​Integrated Landscape Design Practice6
30

 
LADE601Landscape Specialist Topic 16
15

 
LADE602​Landscape Specialist Topic 26
15

 
LADE603​Landscape Documentation6
20

 
LADE604Integrated Landscape Management6
25

 
LADE605Capstone Landscape Design Project6
15

 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be qualified to work in a range of landscape design professions or landscape project management related roles.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to have:
  i. New Zealand Diploma in Landscape (Level 5) with strand in Design OR Construction; or equivalent; or
  ii. Equivalent industry experience consisting of 2 years proven industry employment with verified design or construction portfolio.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success1 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection criteria

Candidates without relevant qualifications may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following may be considered in the selection process:
i. The completion of a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.
ii. Previous experience working in the landscape design or construction sector. May include previous employment or voluntary work.
iii. Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical skills.
iv. An aptitude for working in a public environment demonstrated through a reference from an employer where a candidate has worked with the public, or from a teacher attesting to social skills.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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