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BACHELOR OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) programme aims to train candidates to become landscape architects who are capable and skillful in all aspects of planning, designing and managing landscapes toward establishing a quality, healthy and balance environment for human needs.

The programme is comprehensively designed so as to produce students who are well-versed in their fields of specialisation through multi-disciplinary courses. UPM’s Landscape Architecture graduates are capable of facing current challenges in line with the Country's rapid development. They are sensitive and responsible in the utilisation of natural resources to meet the Country’s development needs. Graduates from this programme have found jobs in multi-national consultancy firms overseas.

This professional programme is accredited by the Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA) and the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM).


Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture programme must possess the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement for STPM holders

Fulfill the university’s standard entry requirement and special program requirement

At least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) of the STPM subjects as stated below:
1. Physic
2. Biology
3. Mathematic
4. Economic
5. Art

Minimum requirement for candidates with KPM Matriculation/ UM Basic Science/ UTM Foundation

Fulfill the university’s standard entry requirement and special program requirement

1. Life Science Matriculation / Physical Science

i. At least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) of the following subjects:
1. Physic
2. Biology
3. Mathematics

2. Accountancy Matriculation
ii. At least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) of the following subjects:
1. Economics
2. Accountancy
3. Mathematics
iii. Credits in Art subject at SPM level.

Equivalent qualification

1. Fulfill the university’s standard entry requirement and special program requirement

2. Diploma in Landscape Architect or related field from University, Polytechnic or local institute recognized by UPM senate.

3. Passed SPM with credits in Art subject and have at least 5 years working experience in Landscape Architect.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture programme was designed to fulfill the stated goals and objectives. Courses offered are updated regularly to be in line with the current trend in landscape architecture profession at the national and international level. This programme requires 8 semesters or 125 credit hours in basic and professional courses in addition to other supporting and elective courses. Courses in the curriculum structure are categorised into the following groups:-

1. Basic professional courses
2. Professional skills courses
3. General Education courses and
4. Elective courses


TEACHING AND LEARNING APPROACH

Different teaching methodologies are applied depending on the courses offered. Generally, courses consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars as well as studios and workshops. For studio based courses, a major portion of the teaching and learning processes are administered through studio assignments or design projects. These involve actual sites where students are required to recognize problems and offer appropriate design solutions.


JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Landscape Architecture is a young profession in Malaysia. Nevertheless, Landscape Architects have played major roles in the country's development by ensuring thet every development is done according to principles that ensure harmony between human needs and the well-being of the environment. Sustainability and the conservation of the country's rich cultural, biological as well as geographical diversity are issues high on the country's landscape architecture agenda.

Organizations which may require landscape architect services include:

Public Sectors and Semi-Governments

National Landscape Department
Town and Country Planning Department
Department of Environment
Agriculture Department
Drainage and Irrigation Department
Forestry Department
City Councils
Local Councils
Urban Development Authority
State Economic Development Corporation
Institution of Higher Learning
Research Institutes

Private Sectors

Landscape Architecture Consultancy Firms
Landscape contractors and Plant Nurseries
Architect and Urban Planning Firms
Housing and Resort Development



Updated:: 28/06/2016

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Universiti Putra Malaysia
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