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 Faculty of Design and Environment

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Architecture

Programme code DS145104

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2023. Application information for AY 2024/25 will be announced in early November 2023.
Duration of Study
Entry to Year 3: 2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Chai Wan) and some General Education (GE) modules may be offered 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 skills and professional knowledge in a studio-based curriculum, which addresses landscape planning, design,  management, and conservation. It is designed to provide professional insight into the industry by integrating expertise in spatial design and knowledge of natural systems. The curriculum will emphasise on developing students’ intellectual skills and practical applications including sustainable and ecological design, knowledge on planting and construction, and latest digital technology in computer softwares in the areas of graphics, visualisation, GIS, and BIM 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.
MA and MLA programmes around the world, including MA Landscape Architecture (MALA), University of Gloucestershire of the UK.
Professional Recognition
Graduates can articulate towards the MALA programme of the University of Gloucestershire of the UK, which is recognised by the Landscape Institute of the UK and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (and thereafter the HKILA). Suitable graduates can receive a scholarship to articulate to the MALA offered by UoG at the UK. Graduates can also articulate to local or overseas accredited master/professional degree programmes.
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.