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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Landscape Architecture

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Architecture

DepartmentDepartment of Design and Architecture

Programme NameBachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Architecture

JUPAS Catalogue No. – For Year 1 Entry Apply NowJSSV03 (Application for Year-1-entry subsidised places under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors via JUPAS)

Programme Code – For Year 3 EntryDS145104 (Application for Year-3-entry subsidised places under SSSDP via VTC Web-based Admission System)

Mode, Year of Study Accepting Entry & Duration of StudyFull-time: 4 Years (Year-1-entry) / 2 Years (Year-3-entry)

Medium of InstructionEnglish

Venue(s)Core modules would be conducted in THEi (Chai Wan campus) and some General Education (GE) modules would be conducted in other campuses.


Qualifications Framework

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Architecture 
QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 13/000155/L5

Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2013 To 31/08/2028


Programme Aims

The programme aims to equip students with both technical and professional knowledge and skills in a studio-based curriculum, which addresses landscape planning, landscape design, landscape management and environmental conservation. It is designed to provide the professional insight into the industry, by integrating spatial design expertise of the built environment, and knowledge of natural systems to provide solutions to problems that are both visually appealing and sustainable. The curriculum will emphasise on landscape planning and design, landscape project management, landscape theory and science, environmental conservation, tree management and greening works, blending together the essential intellectual and practical skills that match the industry’s requirements best.

Career Prospects

Landscape Architects are involved in a wide range of works including regional planning or development proposal, infrastructural works, and land development; design for new or enhancement of open space and streetscape, waterfront, and recreational complex; landscape design and landscape planning for real estate developments; landscape and tree management, landscape and visual impact assessment; environmental review and assessment. Graduates have a range of job opportunities from the design oriented to technical or horticultural related roles. They may join landscape architectural practices or landscape unit of multi-disciplinary consultancies as landscape designer or assistant project manager, or field officer in government or contractors’ organisation. In line with the policy targets of the Development Bureau, more staffs qualified to supervise landscape or horticultural works on site are anticipated for government contracts to suit the increased amount of greenery in future developments and the aspiration of effective management of landscape works on site.

Professional Recognition

Graduates may articulate to local or overseas accredited master/professional degree programmes. Suitable graduates can receive a scholarship to articulate to the Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MALA) programme offered by the University of Gloucestershire (UoG) in the UK, which is recognised by the Royal Chartered Landscape Institute (LI) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) (and consequently the HKILA).

Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

This programme is in the Government's Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). Please click here for more details. Admission to the subsidised places for Year 1 Entry will be through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) while admission to the subsidised places for Year 3 Entry can be made through VTC Web-based Admissions System.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Please refer to the General Entrance Requirements for details. 


Programme-specific Requirements :

  1. For HKDSE, a maximum of two Applied Learning (ApL) subjects can be counted for admission purpose except those in the area of Applied Learning Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students).
  2. Applicants may be required to attend an admission interview with an original work portfolio.


Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent sub-degree qualifications/studies in a relevant area of study.

  1. Additional core modules are required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English.
  3. If you have questions about the programme, please contact Department of Design and Architecture (telephone no.: 3890 8323, WhatsApp no.: 3890 8382, email address:

Tuition Fee

  • The tuition fees are charged according to the number of credit points taken during a semester.
  • The tuition fee for academic year 2024/25 is $3,235 per credit point (for Local Students) and $3,720 per credit point (for Non-local Students). Tuition fees are subject to annual reviews.



Students who are employed by a company in the construction field not less than 36 days in 3 months, and are studying a construction-related degree programme at the same time, are eligible for the subsidy under ‘On-the-job Training Allowance’ Scheme.  Eligible students could earn a maximum amount of allowance at $90,000.  Please click here for more details.