Landscape Architecture Program


Program Description

Landscape Architecture Engineering solves real-life problems. This discipline finds the best solutions through the application of knowledge, experience and skills. Engineers help to define and refine the way of life by providing innovative, high-performance, safer, cleaner or more comfortable daily-used facilities for human beings. They seek improvements through the processes of invention, design, manufacturing and construction.

The products of Landscape Architecture engineering activities are intended to be sustainable. However, the drawbacks are associated with such activities; for example, the water, air, the environment and acoustic pollutions have been aggravated by many engineering marvels created throughout the past decades.

The engineer’s problem-solving complexity grows as the world’s social and technological problems become more closely related. For example, the problem of air pollution cannot be solved physically without considering the social, legal, political, and ethical conflicts. Moreover, the impact of the available engineering solutions on the interests of the individuals and groups should be considered. Engineering studies provide students with the advanced, effective, technology-based education that should meet the expected needs of future science and technology. They should also promote the technical understanding and problem-solving skills required to face the engineering challenges of tomorrow.

Moreover, it motivates students, faculty and staff to learn, grow, achieve and serve the needs of society nationally, regionally and internationally. It also prepares students for a productive and rewarding career in engineering based on strong moral and ethical foundation.

Career Prospects

Landscape architecture’ is a professional title. It is recognized by the International Labour Organization and it is used throughout the world Landscape architects typically work across five main areas: landscape design; landscape management; landscape planning; landscape science and urban design. Alternative careers for landscape architects include: Conceptual Landscape Developer. Landscape Planner. Greenway Initiator. Landscape Assessor. Landscape-Architect. Garden Designer. Landscape Contractor. Designer-Builder. Product Design/Manufacture. Public services and Tourism Planner.

Typical employers of landscape architects include: Architecture and urban planning consultancy, the construction industry; real-estate developers, local authorities; private practices; public bodies; water networks companies, Roads companies. In the private sector, landscape architects are largely employed by architect and landscape architect companies, or by companies specializing in landscape engineering. In the public sector, landscape architects tend to work for environmental agencies, local authorities and government agencies. There are also opportunities with voluntary organizations.

Program Concentrations

There are no specified concentrations in this Program.

Agreements with another University

The program is not yet partnered with another university.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level), the Landscape Architecture Program graduate must be able to (D-Level):

  • D1: Create architectural, urban and landscape designs that satisfy both aesthetic and technical requirements, using adequate knowledge of: history and theory, related fine arts, local culture and heritage, technologies and human sciences.
  • D2: Integrate relationship of structure, energy systems, landscape materials, and construction elements into design process in different scales.
  • D3: Discuss, search and formulate informed opinions appropriate at specific context and circumstances affecting landscape architecture profession and practice.
  • D4: Judge landscape architecture decisions considering balanced costs, benefits, safety, quality, reliability, and environmental impact.
  • D5: Propose creative and innovative solution for problems facing landscape architecture projects.
  • D6: Professionally merge the engineering knowledge and landscape architecture, understanding, and feedback to improve design, products and/or services.
  • D7: Deal with sensitive spaces and locations using the required understanding for human needs and socio-economic dynamics.
  • D8: Use and apply information technology and contemporary computer applications while dealing with landscape architecture issues
  • D9: Prepare design project briefs and documents; and understand the context of the landscape architect in the construction industry, including the architect’s role in the processes of bidding, procurement of architectural services and building production.
  • D10: Generate ecologically responsible, environmental conservation and rehabilitation designs; through understanding of: structural design, construction, technology and engineering problems associated with architectural landscape designs.

Required Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.

Table 30 List of Landscape Architecture Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
ARC111s Principles of Architecture Design Studio 3 6 150 1 5 0 6
ARC112s Creativity and Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
ARC131s History of Arts and Architecture (1): Ancient Civilizations 3 4 100 3 0 0 3
ARC132s History of Arts and Architecture (2): History of Islamic and Western Architecture 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ARC141s Architectural Representation 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
ARC142s Digital Presentation of The Built Environment 2 4 100 1 0 3 4
ARC241s Modeling of The Built Environment 2 5 125 1 0 3 4
ARC151s Building (1): Conventional Construction Systems 3 5 125 2 3 0 5
ARC152s Building (2): Finishing Works 3 5 125 2 3 0 5
ARC254s Building (3): Landscape Construction 2 3 75 1 3 0 4
ARC351s Working Design (1): Execution Drawings Coordination, Annotating and Coding 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
ARC352s Working Design (2): Blow-Ups Detailing, Items Specifications and BOQs 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
ARC261s Control of Thermal Environment 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
ARC262s Principles of Sustainable Architecture 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ARC364s Outdoor Lighting and Effects 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
ARC368s Soundscape and Aural Architecture 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL211s Context and Place Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
UPL212s Principles of Urban Design and Landscape 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
UPL213s Mixed-use Design Studio 4 7 175 0 8 0 8
UPL311s Urban and Landscape Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
UPL411s Mega Projects Urban Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8
UPL221s History and Theory of Urbanism 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
UPL341s Horticulture and Garden Design 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL342s Arid Landscape Architecture Design Studio 4 7 175 0 8 0 8
UPL343s Landscape Working Design (1): Landscape Detailed Working Documents 3 4 100 1 4 0 5
UPL441s Landscape Working Design (2): Landscape Execution Documents Complexity 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
UPL351s Housing Studies 3 4 100 1 4 0 5
UPL462s Urban Ecology and Environmental Studies 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
UPL481s Urban Informatics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES115s Structural Analysis for Architecture Engineering 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
CES225s Concrete & Steel Structures for Arch. Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CEP113s Surveying 2 4 100 1 1 1 3
CEI311s Infrastructure Planning and Landscape Irrigation 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
MEP241s Technical Installations 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
Landscape Architecture Elective A Course (1) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
Landscape Architecture Elective A Course (2) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
Landscape Architecture Elective B Course (3) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
Landscape Architecture Elective B Course (4) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
UPL495s Landscape Architecture Graduation Project (1) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL496s Landscape Architecture Graduation Project (2) 6 17 425 0 12 0 12
Total 170 319 7975 93 174 21 288
Landscape Architecture Elective A
ARC323s Built Environment Accessibility 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL334s Site Analysis (Spatial Analysis and Land Mapping) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL344s Landscape for Dwellings and Public Buildings 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL361s Outdoor Noise Propagation in Built Environment 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL371s Human Behavior and the Built Environment 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL381s Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
CEP251s Green Building Systems and Infrastructure 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
Landscape Architecture Elective B
ARC441s Building Information Modeling (BIM) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
UPL313s Eco Urban Design 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
UPL331s Planning and Urban Upgrading 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
UPL435s Urban and Architectural Heritage 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
UPL442s Ecological Landscape 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
UPL463s Environmental Impact Assessment 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 170 319 7975 93 174 21 288

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29
Semester 3
ARC111s Principles of Architecture Design Studio 3 6 150 1 5 0 6 ( CEP011s )
ARC131s History of Arts and Architecture (1): Ancient Civilizations 3 4 100 3 0 0 3 none
ARC141s Architectural Representation 3 5 125 1 4 0 5 ( CEP011s )
ARC151s Building (1): Conventional Construction Systems 3 5 125 2 3 0 5 ( CEP011s )
CES115s Structural Analysis for Architecture Engineering 2 4 100 1 2 0 3 ( PHM031s )
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 18 30 750 12 16 0 28
Semester 4
ARC112s Creativity and Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( ARC111s )
ARC132s History of Arts and Architecture (2): History of Islamic and Western Architecture 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( ARC131s )
ARC142s Digital Presentation of The Built Environment 2 4 100 1 0 3 4
ARC152s Building (2): Finishing Works 3 5 125 2 3 0 5 ( ARC151s )
CEP113s Surveying 2 4 100 1 1 1 3
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 17 30 750 8 16 4 28
Semester 5
ARC254s Building (3): Landscape Construction 2 3 75 1 3 0 4 ( ARC152s )
UPL211s Context and Place Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( ARC112s )
UPL212s Principles of Urban Design and Landscape 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
CES225s Concrete & Steel Structures for Arch. Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES115s )
MEP241s Technical Installations 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
CES151s Structures and Properties of Construction Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM031s )
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
Total 18 30 750 10 19 1 30
Semester 6
ARC241s Modeling of The Built Environment 2 5 125 1 0 3 4 ( ARC142s )
ARC351s Working Design (1): Execution Drawings Coordination, Annotating and Coding 3 6 150 1 4 0 5 ( ARC152s ) AND ( MEP241s ) AND ( CES225s OR CEP251s OR CES225s )
ARC261s Control of Thermal Environment 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
ARC262s Principles of Sustainable Architecture 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
UPL213s Mixed-use Design Studio 4 7 175 0 8 0 8 ( UPL211s )
UPL221s History and Theory of Urbanism 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 17 30 750 7 18 3 28
Semester 7
ARC352s Working Design (2): Blow-Ups Detailing, Items Specifications and BOQs 3 6 150 1 4 0 5 ( ARC351s )
UPL311s Urban and Landscape Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( UPL212s )
UPL341s Horticulture and Garden Design 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
UPL351s Housing Studies 3 4 100 1 4 0 5 ( UPL221s )
UPL481s Urban Informatics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( ARC142s )
CEI311s Infrastructure Planning and Landscape Irrigation 2 3 75 1 2 0 3 ( PHM022s ) AND ( PHM032s )
Total 17 30 750 6 22 0 28
Semester 8
ARC364s Outdoor Lighting and Effects 2 3 75 1 2 0 3 ( PHM022s )
ARC368s Soundscape and Aural Architecture 2 4 100 1 2 0 3 ( PHM022s )
UPL342s Arid Landscape Architecture Design Studio 4 7 175 0 8 0 8 ( UPL311s ) AND ( UPL341s )
UPL343s Landscape Working Design (1): Landscape Detailed Working Documents 3 4 100 1 4 0 5 ( ARC352s )
Landscape Architecture Elective A Course (1) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
Landscape Architecture Elective A Course (2) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 18 30 750 7 22 0 29
Semester 9
UPL411s Mega Projects Urban Design Studio 4 8 200 0 8 0 8 ( UPL311s )
UPL441s Landscape Working Design (2): Landscape Execution Documents Complexity 3 5 125 1 4 0 5 ( ARC254s ) AND ( UPL343s )
UPL462s Urban Ecology and Environmental Studies 2 3 75 1 2 0 3
UPL495s Landscape Architecture Graduation Project (1) 2 4 100 1 2 0 3 ( ASU112s ) AND ( UPL342s )
ARC371s Architecture Project Management 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
UPL471s Urban Economics 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 17 30 750 9 18 0 27
Semester 10
UPL496s Landscape Architecture Graduation Project (2) 6 17 425 0 12 0 12 ( UPL411s ) AND ( UPL495s )
Landscape Architecture Elective B Course (3) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
Landscape Architecture Elective B Course (4) 3 5 125 1 4 0 5
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3
Total 14 29 725 4 21 0 25