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(The classes of this programme are mostly held at IVE (Kwun Tong).)
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.
It prepares students for articulation to further education in landscape architecture so as to advance their careers as landscape architects and project managers in landscape architecture. Graduates can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by overseas partner university, Birmingham City University; and degree programme offered by THEi. They can hence continue to further their studies in relevant Master’s degree programmes, sit for professional examinations for membership in professional organizations, and be qualified as Registered Landscape Architect.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Possible careers for graduates of the HD in Landscape Architecture include landscape architectural assistants, project assistants and technical officers in landscape architectural firms, contractors, developers, and governmental sectors.
The programme offers the students a variety of articulation pathway to further education in landscape architecture so as to advance their careers pursue.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas.
They are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme(s) offered by the following university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)# :
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to top-up degree programme(s) offered by Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) :
They can hence continue to further their studies in relevant Master’s degree programmes, sit for professional examinations for membership in professional organisations and be qualified as Registered Landscape Architects.
After completing the top-up degree, some graduates have been admitted to Master’s degree programme of University of Hong Kong and other renowned overseas Universities, striding forward to be a professional landscape architect.
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.
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.