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Faculty of Design and Environment

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)

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FacultyFaculty of Design and Environment

DepartmentDepartment of Environment

Programme NameBachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)

Programme CodeDS125106 

Mode, Year of Study Accepting Entry & Duration of StudyFull-time / Part-time (Day): 2 Years (Year 1 Entry) / 1 Year (Year 2 Entry)

Medium of InstructionEnglish

Campus(es)/Venue(s)Programme core modules conducted at Kowloon Tong campus & THEi building and some General Education (GE) elective modules on other campuses

 

Qualifications Framework

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) is recognised under the QF
QF Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 15/001519/L5

Validity Period: 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2018

Programme Aims

This programme aims to meet the demand for qualified landscape architects in Hong Kong as well as the nearby regions. It will equip students with the theoretical, technical, and professional skills and knowledge in a studio-based curriculum, incorporating landscape planning and design, landscape technology, communication, professional practice, environmentalism and sustainability, and management in landscape architecture. 

 

The programme is designed to prepare students for the profession, by adopting a holistic and interdisciplinary approach incorporating essential understanding in environmental, cultural and social issues, and the application of professional, ethical and technical skills and knowledge for finding solutions to landscape planning, design or management problems. Students will be equipped with the required intellectual, professional and practical skills that match best the industry’s requirements in the increasingly complex and dynamic situation in the development of our built-environment. 

Assessment

The methods may include objective questions, open-ended essays, group projects, field studies, laboratory work, presentations, reflective journals, learning portfolios, case studies, and various forms of classroom participation.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements for Year 1:

(1) Degree in a related discipline or Degree in a non-related discipline with minimum of 3 years’ proven experience in the field of landscape architecture; AND
(2) Applicants may be required to attend a test and/or an interview with an original work portfolio. 

 

Entrance Requirements for Year 2:

(1) THEi’s graduates of BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture or equivalent; AND
(2) Applicants may be required to attend a test and/or an interview with an original work portfolio; AND
(3) Bridging modules may be required (with fee charged) according to the educational background of individuals.

Career Prospects

This Programme will seek accreditation by the HKILA. Holding a degree accredited by the HKILA is a pre-requisite to admission to the professional practice examination set by it, and the passing of which is a requirement towards its professional membership. Professional members of HKILA are eligible to be registered as landscape architects under the Landscape Architects Registration Board after obtaining the minimum of one year of local experience. 

 

Hong Kong is the first in Asia to have its own professional institute in landscape architecture, the HKILA. Through the enactment of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects Incorporation Ordinance (Cap. 1162) and the Landscape Archtiects Registration Ordinance (Cap. 516) in 1996 and 1997 respectively, landscape architecture became one of the very few professions in Hong Kong that are recognised, protected and regulated by law. The well-established legal and adminstrative framework for landscape architectural practice in Hong Kong have laid a solid foundation for the development of the profession both locally and in exporting its services to nearby regions. The recent changes in public aspiration and government policy for Hong Kong to become a “sustainable city” has created a pressing demand in the planning, design, and management of Hong Kong’s landscapes and public open spaces.

Professional Recognition

The programme is intended to seek professional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA). Under the latest amendment of the By-Law of Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA), students enroled in this programme are eligible to be elected as a student member of the HKILA.

Tuition Fees

  • The tuition fees are charged according to the number of credit points taken during a semester.
  • The tuition fee for academic year 2017/18 is $2,700 per credit point. Tuition fees are subject to annual reviews. 
  • Students have to complete a minimum of 66 credit points for graduation (for whole 2-year programme).

Application Deadline

Late application starts 24 April 2017