Program #15: 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):

  • 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.
  • Integrate relationship of structure, energy systems, landscape materials, and construction elements into design process in different scales.
  • Discuss, search and formulate informed opinions appropriate at specific context and circumstances affecting landscape architecture profession and practice.
  • Judge landscape architecture decisions considering balanced costs, benefits, safety, quality, reliability, and environmental impact.
  • Propose creative and innovative solution for problems facing landscape architecture projects.
  • Professionally merge the engineering knowledge and landscape architecture, understanding, and feedback to improve design, products and/or services.
  • Deal with sensitive spaces and locations using the required understanding for human needs and socio-economic dynamics.
  • Use and apply information technology and contemporary computer applications while dealing with landscape architecture issues
  • 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.
  • 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.