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Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management
 
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and Diploma of Ingénieur Agricole
Program Mission

To enable graduates to accommodate community needs and manage land resources in the process of place-making. The aim is to develop in each student the ability to design, restore and manage landscapes in natural, rural and urban settings. Emphasis on ecological concepts, environmental sustainability, aesthetic and cultural considerations situate the program in the region. The Department values and promotes civic engagement of students and faculty within and outside of its context and through coursework, field trips, experimental learning, and internships, it helps prepare the students for the future challenges of the profession.

Program Vision

The BLA has been developed with a vision of becoming the leading Landscape Architecture program in the Arab World which produces leading architects of open spaces who are responsive to the cultural and natural needs of the Arab World.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

    • Integrate regional concerns (environmental, cultural, social, and economic) into landscape architecture projects.
    • Integrate value and ethics in professional practice.
    • Communicate ideas and concepts of landscape architecture orally, textually, graphically, and through multiple media.
    • Interpret the landscape into its respective layers.
    • Integrate plants and plant communities as a component of sustainable landscapes.
    • Construct relationships between the elements of landscape architecture.
    • Demonstrate understanding of environmental, cultural, social, and economic issues affecting the wellbeing of society.
    • Integrate skills in site design and implementation.
    • Incorporate principles of landscape history and theory.


 

Degree Curriculum (for students who are enrolled in 2016/2017 and onwards)

Year I

First Semester

Credits
LDEM
202
Studio I: Landscape Design Fundamentals
4
LDEM200
Landscape Technical Drawing
4
LDEM214Landscape and Geomorphology3
LDEM
207
Landscape Architecture History I3
ENGL
203
Academic English
3



Total 17
Second Semester
Credits
LDEM
216
Studio II: Landscape Garden Design
4
LDEM201
Landscape Descriptive Drawing
4
LDEM217Soils in the Landscape3
LDEM
291Surveying and Base Plan Development
3
LDEM
211Landscape Horticulture
3


Total 17
Summer Session
Credits
LDEM
252
Computer Aided Design3
LDEM
219Plant Material I
2
 
 
 Total 5
Year II
First Semester
Credits
LDEM
222
Studio III: Landscape Planting Design4
LDEM
210Botany and Plant Ecology for Landscape Architects
3
LDEM247Site Engineering I3
LDEM221Plant Material II1
Humanities Elective
3
Natural Sciences Elective

3
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Total 17
Second Semester
Credits
LDEM
204
Studio IV: Cultural Landscape Design6
LDEM208
Landscape Architecture History II3
LDEM248Site Engineering II-Construction Material3
LDEM263Landscape Appreciation and Site Analysis3
 

Total 17

Summer SessionCredits
LDEM
249
Site Engineering III-Design Implementation
4
LDEM231
Sustainable Water Management Techniques
3
 
 
 
Total 7

 
Year III
 
First Semester
 
 Credits
LDEM
228
Studio V: Urban Landscape Design6
LDEM251Geographic Information System (GIS)
3
LDEM218Landscape Ecology
3
Social Science Elective
3
 
  
Total 15 

  
 
Second Semester  
Credits
LDEM
246
Studio VI: Natural Landscape Design
6
LDEM
265
Landscape Management3
Quantitative Thought Elective218Any course from the GE list, except; Math 203 (only students coming from Humanities school background can take it); EDUC 271, EPHD 203, and NURS 2033
LDEM290Professional Practice
3
 
  
Total 15

Summer SessionCredits
LDEM
292
Internship (Practicum)
2
FAFS Elective
 
3
 
  Total 5

Year IV   
First Semester    Credits
LDEM
241
Studio VII: Landscape Capstone project I
4
LDEM260Contemporary Issues in Landscape Architecture3
FAFS Elective    
3
Social Science Elective    
3
ENGL204Advanced Academic English3
   Total 16

Second Semester
Credits
LDEM
242
Studio VIII: Landscape Capstone project II6
ARAB Arabic Communication Skills3
FAFS Elective    3
Humanities Elective    
3
   
Total 15
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TOTAL: 144cr. 

N.B: Students enrolled in 2015/2016 and earlier, please follow the curriculum in the catalogue of your enrollment year. 

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