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 Faculty of Design and Environment
Self-financed Programmes

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Architecture

Programme code DS125104

Duration of Study
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
THEi

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Chai Wan) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)

Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 3 :
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
Remarks :
  1. Additional core modules may be 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. Interviews are conducted in English.
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Design and Environment (Telephone No: 3890 8323).
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
Under the latest amendment of the By-Law of Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA), students enrolled in this programme are eligible to be elected as a student member of the HKILA.  Apart from the job opportunities, graduates may also consider pursuing their professional career by enrolling a professional degree in landscape architecture either locally or abroad that is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA).  Upon completion of a degree accredited by the HKILA and attaining the pre-scribed amount of relevant work experience, graduates may enter the professional practice examination set out by the HKILA and passing of which is a requirement to be elected as a professional member of the Institute.  To be a Registered Landscape Architect under the Landscape Architects Registration Ordinance, one must be a professional member of the HKILA or a landscape architectural body accepted by the Landscape Architects Registration Board.
Notes
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.