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Design Discipline

Higher Diploma in Landscape Architecture

To study this programme, applicant should apply for "Higher Diploma in Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design (Subject Group) [Programme Code: DE110512]", please click here for more information.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
HKDI
Programme Aims
This 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.
 
This 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.
Career Prospects
Graduates may be employed as landscape architectural assistants, project assistants and technical officers in landscape architectural firms, contractors, developers, and public sector. Graduates may also work for industries related to built environment design.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas. They are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme offered by:
  • The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi): BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture
 
Graduates can also apply for admission to relevant degree programmes of local universities:
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: BA (Hons) in Environment and Interior Design
  • The University of Hong Kong: BA (Hons) in Landscape Studies
Professional Recognition
Students are eligible to apply for student membership of the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) and the Young Landscape Architects Group (YLAG) of the Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects’ (HKILA). 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.
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.