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

Degree Curriculum

Year I

First Semester

Credits

LDEM

202

Landscape Design Fundamentals I

4

LDEM

200

Landscape Technical Drawing

4

GEOL

210

Geomorphology

3

LDEM

207

Landscape Architecture History I

3

ENGL

203

Academic English

3

 Total 17

Second Semester

Credits

LDEM

216

Site Scale Design: Public Park and Private Garden

4

LDEM

201

Landscape Descriptive Drawing

4

LDEM

217

Soils in the Landscape

3

LDEM

291

Surveying and Base Plan Development

3

LDEM

211

Landscape Horticulture

3

Total 17

Summer Session

Credits

LDEM

252

AutoCAD

3

Natural Sciences Elective

3

Total 6

Year II

First Semester

Credits

LDEM

246

Site Design I

6

LDEM

210

Botany and Plant Ecology for Landscape Architects

3

LDEM

208

Landscape Architecture History II

3

LDEM

247

Site Engineering I

3

LDEM

219

Plant Material I

1

Total 16

Second Semester

Credits

LDEM

204

Site Design II

6

LDEM

230

Water and the Environment

3

STAT

210

Elementary Statistics for the Sciences

3

LDEM

248

Site Engineering II - Construction Material

3

LDEM 220 Plant Material II                       1

Total 16

Summer Session

Credits

LDEM

249

Site Engineering - Design Implementation

4

LDEM

221

Plant Material III

1

LDEM

231

Sustainable Water Management Techniques

3

Total 8

Year III

First Semester

Credits

LDEM

222

Planting Design

4

LDEM

251

Geographic Information System (GIS)

3

LDEM

218

Landscape Ecology

3

ENGL

204

Advanced Academic English

3

Humanities Elective                       3

Total 16 

Second Semester

Credits

LDEM

228

Site Design in the Urban Context

6

LDEM

263

Landscape Appreciation and Site Analysis

3

LDEM

290

Professional Practice

3

Social Sciences Elective

3

Total 15

Summer Session

Credits

LDEM

292

Internship (Practicum)

2

FAFS Elective

3

Total 5

Year IV

First Semester

Credits

LDEM

241

Research Project

4

LDEM

260

Contemporary Issues in Landscape Architecture

3

FAFS Elective

3

Social Sciences Elective

3

Total 13

Second Semester

Credits

LDEM

242

Advanced Design

6

ARAB

 

Arabic Communication Skills

3

FAFS Elective

3

Humanities Elective

3

Total 15

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