Programme

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

PROGRAMME OUTLINE

The programme was designed and implemented since 1993 which was inspired on the core understanding of Man as the steward of the Earth and based on the design and built philosophy. It aims to produce professionals who are competent and technically knowledgeable as well as being critical and creative in problem solving on issues pertaining to aspects of heritage, tropical, urban and natural resources.

Landscape architecture combines both art and science. It is a profession that involves the design, planning and management or exterior spaces through the use of land and water elements in creating outdoor spaces which are practical and aesthetically pleasant. The works of a landscape architect does not only add value but also provide comfortable outdoor environment in residential areas, work and playing spaces. Landscape architecture is a discipline that covers a diverse scope ranging from the design of exterior landscapes within urban, rural, communal, ecological and regional areas. Landscape architects serve not only as designers but help to create landscape that responds to human habitation in diverse cultural and ecological contexts.

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The undergraduate programme in Bachelor of Landscape Architecture is designed to produce graduates who will be:

  1. Qualify and competent in solving design and project related problems, logically, creatively and analytically based on sound facts and ideas
  2. Capable to demonstrate mastery in communication skills and other relevant soft skills
  3. Substantially analysing and integrating natural systems with social and communal needs
  4. Capable of meeting the challenges of the landscape architectural environment with professional integrity and pursue life-long learning; and proficient in entrepreneurship skills

 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Semester 1
 
Course

Course Group(1)

Prerequisite

Credit

Total Credit

1. SBEL1404 Basic Design

A

 –

4

18

2. SBEL1492 Landscape Construction 1

B

 –

2

3. SBEL1532 Horticulture & Nursery

C

 –

2

4. SBEL1582 History of Landscape Architecture

C

 –

2

5. Elective(1) 

D

 –

2

6. Elective(1) 

D

 –

2

7. UHAS1172 Malaysian Dynamics (Local)

 

E

 

 

2


8. UHAS1162 Arts, Customs and Beliefs of Malaysian (International)
9. UICT1012 Islamic and Asian Civilisation

E

 –

2

Note:(1) – Elective courses to be advised by academic advisor (Please refer to the Elective Courses section)

 

Semester 2
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credit

Total Credit

1. SBEL1414 Community Landscape Design

A

SBEL1404

4

18

2. SBEL1542 Ornamental & Natural Plant Materials

C

SBEL1532

2

3. SBEL1592 Environmental Psychology & Socio-Culture

C

 –

2

4. Elective(1) 

D

 –

2

5. Elective(1) 

D

 –

2

6. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

7. UHAS2122 Critical and Creative Thinking

E

 –

2

8. ULAB1112 Academic English Skills

E

 –

2

Note: (1) – Elective courses to be advised by academic advisor (Please refer to the Elective Courses section)

 

Semester 3
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credit

Total Credit

1. SBEL2425 Recreation and Park Design

A

SBEL1414

5

18

2. SBEL2502 Landscape Construction 2

B

SBEL1492

2

3. SBEL2562 Planting Technology

B

SBEL1542

2

4. SBEL2552 Ethnobotany Plant Materials

C

SBEL1542

2

5. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

6. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

7. UICI2022 Science, Technology and Mankind

E

 –

2

8. UKQX1xx1 Co-curriculum I

E

 –

1

Note: (1) – Elective courses to be advised by academic advisor (Please refer to the Elective Courses section)

 

Semester 4
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credit

Total Credit

1. SBEL2435 Urban Landscape Design

A

SBEL2425

5

16

2. SBEL2602 Heritage Landscape & Conservation

C

 –

2

3. SBEL2612 Professional Practice 1

C

 –

2

4. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

5. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

6. ULAB2122 Advanced Academic English Skills

E

 ULAB1122

2

7. UKQX1xx1 Co curriculum II

E

 –

1

Note: (1) – Elective courses to be advised by academic advisor (Please refer to the Elective Courses section)

 

Semester 5
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credit

Total Credit

1. SBEL3445 Landscape Resource Planning

A

SBEL2435

5

17

2. SBEL3512 Landscape Construction 3

B

SBEL2502

2

3. SBEL3572 Planting Technology 2

B

SBEL2562

2

4. SBEL3622 Professional Practice 2

C

SBEL2612

2

5. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

6. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

7. UHAS2032 Technocrat & Development (Local)

 

E

 

 –

 

2

8. ULAM1112 Malay Language for Communication (International)
Note: (1) – Elective courses to be advised by academic advisor (Please refer to the Elective Courses section)

 

Semester 6
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credit

Total Credit

1. SBEL3458 Industrial Training 1

A

SBEL3445

8

12

2. SBEL3464 Industrial Training 2

A

SBEL3445

4

 

Semester 7
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credit

Total Credit

1. SBEL4476 Topical Studies

A

SBEL3458
SBEL3464

6

16

2. SBEL4523 Landscape Construction 4

B

SBEL3512

3

3. Elective(1)

D

 –

3

4. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

5. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

Note: (1) – Elective courses to be advised by academic advisor (Please refer to the Elective Courses section)

 

Semester 8
Course

Course Group

Prerequisite

Credit

Total Credit

1. SBEL4486 Final Comprehensive Project

A

SBEL4476

6

16

2. SBEL4632 Professional Practice 3

C

SBEL3622

2

3. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

4. Elective(1)

D

 –

2

5. ULAB3162 English for Professional Purposes

E

 –

2

6. UHAS3012 Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

E

 –

2

Note:(1) – Elective courses to be advised by academic advisor (Please refer to the Elective Courses section)

Elective Courses

Course Code Course Name

Credit

1. SBEL1642 Design Communication

2

2. SBEL1652 Introduction to Landscape Architecture

2

3. SBEL1662 Landscape Ecology

2

4. SBEL1672 History & Theory of Architecture

2

5. SBEL1682 Environmental Physics

2

6. SBEL2692 Park & Recreational Planning

2

7. SBEL2702 Site Planning

2

8. SBEL2712 Mapping Technology

2

9. SBEL2722 Resource Planning & Management

2

10. SBEL3732 GIS Application

2

11. SBEL3742 Field Study

2

12. SBEL4753 Landscape Seminar

3

13. SBEL4762 International Collaborative Programme

2

14. SBEL4812 Materials and Specifications

2

15. SBEL4822 Management

2

16. SBEL4782 Competition

2

17. SBEL4792 Expedition

2

18. SBEL4802 Cost Studies

2

Note: Students must complete a minimum of 33 credits of elective courses.