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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Landscape Architecture

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Programme Aims
The programme provides a rich learning experience for students with a passion for the environment and people, who aspire to become landscape architecture profession. It lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical knowledge for students who intend to pursue the landscape architecture profession, providing the background training in landscape planning and spatial design skills, planting design, landscape architecture theory and history, landscape technology, and visual communication, for the students to practice or to advance to further studies in landscape architecture. It equips students with technical aptitude, professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary legal and managerial knowledge, professional language, leadership qualities, interpersonal and other generic skills, initially at a para-professional level, via the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, to enable them to pursue careers in the profession of landscape architecture. It also aims to cultivate a holistic approach to design education that encompasses both conceptual and professional concerns leading to graduates capable of independent decision-making.
The programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA) and of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA). Graduates with relevant Master’s degree and attaining the prescribed amount of relevant work experience can sit for professional examinations for membership in professional organisations and be qualified as Registered Landscape Architects.
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.