Landscape Architecture has been described as a green profession for the 21st century. In many developed countries it is one of the fastest growing professions. Landscape Architects today contributed significantly in solving environmental issues such as global warming; land, water, and air pollution; urban sustainability; forest conservation, etc. at the local and international levels.
Landscape Architects are well-trained professionals who plan, design and manage the landscapes. Landscape Architects deal with external spaces or the outdoors to create quality living environments in harmony with nature. Helping to create a balance between human needs and nature’s limitations through sensitive planning and design has been the main focus of landscape architecture. Thus, Landscape Architects can provide their expertise by advising clients in the best way to plan and design small and large scale spaces like home gardens, community parks , and nature friendly/environment friendly housing development. Landscape architects are also called in to provide expertise in multi-disciplinary teams to plan for large scale townships such as Putrajaya, Cyberjaya, Nusajaya, etc. Other Landscape architects advise foresters on the best forest logging strategy to maintain scenic views of forests and to design forest recreation areas. Landscape Architects design waterfronts such as the Kuching Waterfront and the Lumut Waterfront. Their expertise can also be utilized in creating appropriate landscapes for historical sites, constructed wetlands, river corridors, bioengineering-based slope mitigation, etc. On the other hand many graduates of landscape architecture are also involved either directly or indirectly in teaching and research in universities, community colleges and schools. UPM’s Master of Landscape Architecture programme is well established since 1996 and it is also the only MLA programme that is accredited by the Institute of Landscape Architects, Malaysia (ILAM). This means that a graduate from UPM MLA programme will be eligible to be accepted as a corporate member of ILAM and be allowed to practice as a landscape architect in Malaysia. The MLA programme in UPM is taught by qualified and experienced lecturers from the faculty as well as associate professionals from well established landscape architectural firms within and outside the Klang Valley. The Faculty of Design and Architecture provides environments conducive to teaching and learning for students to enhance their creativity as well as develop professional and living skills. Comfortable teaching studios, well-equipped lecture rooms, computer labs, construction workshops, etc. are available for student use. The Faculty of Design and Architecture and UPM also have one of the largest collections of landscape plants among all universities in the country. UPM’s Master of Landscape Architecture programme is well established since 1996 and it is also the only MLA programme that is accredited by the Institute of Landscape Architects, Malaysia (ILAM). This means that a graduate from UPM MLA programme will be eligible to be accepted as a corporate member of ILAM and be allowed to practice as a landscape architect in Malaysia. The MLA programme in UPM is taught by qualified and experienced lecturers from the faculty as well as associate professionals from well established landscape architectural firms within and outside the Klang Valley.
The Master of Landscape Architecture programme at UPM accepts candidates with an accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree or other non-landscape architecture degrees such as architecture, planning, engineering, agriculture, forestry, environmental sciences, etc. Candidates from landscape architecture and other design based bachelor degrees are eligible to apply for relevant exemption of courses under certain conditions. Candidates from non-design degrees are encouraged to take additional courses like in graphics to enhance their drawing and visual communication skills.
Candidates from foreign countries need to check with UPM Graduate School for English and other requirements. Students in MLA are required to complete a total 62 credits of mandatory coursework. It normally takes 5 semesters to complete. Students need to pay the credit and semester fees. They also need to pay for field trips and stationeries including art materials for presentations. You need to contact us for a breakdown of fees.
For further details, please contact:-
Programme Coordinator Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
DR. MOHD FAIRUZ SHAHIDAN
Telephone: 03 - 9769 4082
Office of Deputy Dean (Research, Innoovation and Postgraduate)
Telephone: 03 - 9769 4087
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Updated:: 15/04/2019 [m_syida]
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