Studies

Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Our eight-semester degree program with the degree “Bachelor of Engineering” covers a discipline that is extraordinarily broad both in terms of content and methods.

Besides the classic forms of an academic education (lectures, exercises, seminars), practical forms of teaching and learning characterize the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program. That includes the 20-week practical semester integrated into the program, project work that starts in the third semester, participation in educational excursions in Germany and abroad, and the extensive inclusion of experienced practitioners in the program.

Studies are completed with the bachelor’s thesis, for which our students have a total of ten weeks. After this, they publicly defend the thesis.

  • Occupational profile

    The professional tasks of landscape architects include the ecological, technical, economic, and social designing and planning of landscapes and open spaces on various scales, creating urban development plans, and participating in overall spatial planning at the local and regional levels as well as advising, supervising, and representing clients when planning, executing, and monitoring projects.

  • Prospects

    Careers

     

    After completing this bachelor's degree program, you will have a professional degree that will enable you to work in especially the following areas:

    • Planning and landscape architecture offices
    • Expert agencies in public administration (federal, state, district, municipal)
    • Management and construction management in building gardens, landscapes, and sports facilities

    You will also have a degree that permits you to register with the all German states’ chamber of architects’ lists for architects and urban planners. This means you may use the professional title “Architektin oder Architekt in der Fachrichtung Landschaftsarchitektur.” This is a unique aspect that sets us apart from other universities of applied sciences.

    Corresponding to the broad spectrum of topics covered in the program, after your degree you can also enter into many different careers including the following:

    • Planning public green spaces and open spaces,
    • Designing private gardens and home environments,
    • Urban and open space planning in populated areas,
    • Environmental and landscape planning in cultural landscapes characterized by agriculture and forestry including very natural landscape areas,
    • Planning in the context of garden monument preservation,
    • Management and coordination in garden landscape construction companies,
    • Construction management when realizing gardens and green spaces,
    • Management of public green and open spaces and larger private gardens
    • and much more.

    Continuing education

    After finishing the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), you have several possibilities for continuing your professional and academic education with us, that is, working toward a master’s degree.

    You can complete the Master of Engineering (M.Eng) building on the bachelor’s degree program by completing the two-semester program Master of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning.

    In addition, after completing the bachelor’s program you can enter our international, English-language master’s program in Landscape Architecture (M.A., 4 semesters) or the master’s program in Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning (M.Sc., 4 semesters).

  • Requirements

    Abitur, qualification for universities of applied science, master craftsman, or previous education or vocational training considered equivalent. In addition, an 8-week pre-study internship - which must be completed at the latest by the end of the fourth semester.

    If a vocational degree has been completed that is relevant to the degree program, you do not need a pre-study internship.

  • Tuition fees

    No tuition fees are assessed for this bachelor’s program.

    As at all other state universities, our students only pay a semester fee.

  • Internationality

    The students have the possibility to gain practical experience abroad during a study abroad program at one of Anhalt University’s partner universities or with a stay abroad at a foreign institution. Multiple-day excursions abroad also offer this opportunity.

    Getting to know each other is also made possible by the international students who study at Anhalt University for a time. The exchange of international experiences can also be done with contact to the students in the international master's degree program Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) on campus.

    Due to various contractual partnerships and internationally oriented research as well as the faculty’s work in national and international scientific associations, international interdisciplinary projects and work in international teams is offered and encouraged.

    Agreements with the partners guarantee that coursework done abroad is recognized for your studies here.

    The ERASMUS program and the “mobility window” in the 7th semester make it easier to integrate a stay abroad in your program.

Program elements

Our very practically focused program is made up primarily of the following:

  • Compulsory and elective modules
  • Compulsory projects 1-4
  • Internship (sem. 6)
  • Mobility window (sem. 7)
  • Bachelor’s thesis (sem. 8)
  • Modules

    The bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning is structured with modules.

    A module is a teaching and learning unit with related content that is completed by an examination or other assessable coursework.

    Besides the compulsory modules, a minimum number of elective modules must be completed.

    Our module handbook describes the content of each module and gives information about the semester in which the module is offered, the workload, how many credits are awarded for the module, and a reading list for the subject.

  • Credits

    Credits are awarded after successfully completing each module, the internship, and the bachelor’s thesis.

    The number of credits depends on the workload required for the respective module. This includes:

    • Participation in courses (required attendance)
    • Preparatory and follow-up work for courses
    • Studying for exams
    • Completing coursework or exams
    • Internships
    • Self-study
    • Bachelor’s thesis

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Curriculum and schedules

  • 1st semester

    Schedule

    • Start of teaching period: October 1
    • Duration: 15 weeks
    • Teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, internships, project
    • Exams: 2 x 2 weeks
    • Credits: 29<b/>

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    Compulsory modules

    • Naturwissenschaftliche Grundlagen
    • Grdl. des Landschaftsbaues und der Pflanzenverwendung (Continuation in 2nd semester)
    • Grundlagen der Planung
    • Geomatik und Landschaftsinformatik (Continuation in 2nd semester)
    • Grundlagen des Gestaltens und Entwerfens (Continuation in 2nd semester)
  • 2nd semester

    Schedule

    • Start of teaching period: April 1
    • Duration: 15 weeks
    • Teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, internships
    • Exams: 2 x 2 weeks
    • Credits: 31

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    Compulsory modules

    • Grdl. des Landschaftsbaues und der Pflanzenverwendung (Continuation from 1st semester)
    • Geomatik und Landschaftsinformatik (Continuation from 1st semester)
    • Naturschutz und Landschaftsökologie
    • Grundlagen des Gestaltens und Entwerfens (Continuation from 1st semester)
    • Praktische Vegetationskunde (Continuation in 3rd semester)
    • Informationstechnologien in der Landschaftsarchitektur
  • 3rd semester

    Schedule

    • Start of teaching period: October 1
    • Duration: 15 weeks
    • Teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, internships, project
    • Exams: 2 x 2 weeks
    • Credits: 30

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    Compulsory modules

    • Praktische Vegetationskunde (Continuation from 2nd semester)
    • Grundlagen der Objektplanung
    • Grundlagen der Vegetationstechnik und Baukonstruktion
    • Umweltplanung u. räumliche Gesamtplanung
    • 1st project
    • Pflanzenverwendung (Continuation in 4th semester)
  • 4th semester

    Schedule

    • Start of teaching period: April 1
    • Duration: 15 weeks
    • Teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, internships, project
    • Exams: 2 x 2 weeks
    • Credits: 31

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    Compulsory modules

    • Pflanzenverwendung (Continuation from 3rd semester)
    • Freiraumplanung
    • Ausführungsplanung und Ausschreibung
    • Sozioökonomische Grundlagen
    • 2nd project
    • A module is to be chosen from the elective modules
  • 5th semester

    Schedule

    • Start of teaching period: October 1
    • Duration: 15 weeks
    • Teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, internships, project
    • Exams: 2 x 2 weeks
    • Credits: 31

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    Compulsory modules

    • Bauabwicklung
    • Verwaltungs-, Planungs- und Umweltrecht
    • Städtebau
    • 3rd project
    • Elective modules totaling at least 10 credits are to be chosen
  • 6th semester

    Schedule

    • Internship: 20 weeks
    • Credits: 30

     

    Compulsory modules

    • Internship (More information can be found in the internship regulations)
  • 7th semester

    Schedule

    • Start of teaching period: October 1
    • Duration: 15 weeks
    • Teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, internships, project
    • Exams: 2 x 2 weeks
    • Credits: 30

    Compulsory modules

    • Elective modules totaling at least 30 credits are to be chosen

    Special aspect

    • Mobility window - it is recommended that students use the entire 7th semester for a subject-related stay abroad; the stay can be recognized as coursework by previous agreement and upon request
  • 8th semester

    Schedule

    • Start of teaching period: April 1
    • Duration: 22 weeks
    • Teaching methods: Lectures, exercises, internships, project, bachelor’s project and colloquium
    • Exams: 2 x 2 weeks
    • Credits: 28

     

    Compulsory modules

    • 4th project
    • Internship (late 8th semester)
    • Bachelor’s thesis
    • Bachelor’s colloquium
  • Elective modules

    Elective modules are important starting in the 4th semester. They can and must be chosen in addition to the compulsory modules listed above:

    • Baugeschichte
    • Bauleitplanung und Bodenordnung
    • Bodenschutz und bodenkundliche Feldmethoden
    • Fernerkundung und UIS
    • Freiraumplanerische Stegreife
    • Gartendenkmalpflege
    • Gemeindliche Landschaftsplanung und Umweltprüfung
    • Landschafts- und Gehölzpflege
    • Naturschutzrechtliche Eingriffsregelung sowie Umweltprüfungen
    • Objektplanungspraxis
    • Planung von Tourismus- u. Freizeitanlagen
    • Spezielle Pflanzenverwendung
    • Sportstättenbau und -unterhaltung
    • Stadt- und Freiraumentwicklung
    • Studium generale
    • Technikim Landschaftsbau
    • Umweltüberwachung
    • Visuelle Techniken
    • Wasserorientierte Stadtentwicklung

Exams

Exams complete a module and give our students the chance to prove what they have learned. Besides classic written and oral exams, there is coursework, seminar papers, and the public defense of project and final papers.

Important: Registration for bachelor’s exams is binding. It must be done using HIS-QIS at the latest five days before the exam date.

Students who do not show up to exams for which they have registered and did not cancel their registration by 5 days before the exam day through the HIS-QIS online portal receive the grade 5 (fail). Registration for the exam must be cancelled using HIS-QIS at the latest five days before the exam date. Exceptions are illnesses and other unforeseeable, exceptional events.

Registration for exams other than those in your own degree program that cannot be done using HIS-QIS should be done with a form sent directly to the examiner. This form is available in the Examinations Office.

For oral exams, it is also necessary to sign up on the examiner’s list of time slots.

Formalities

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Study regulations

Information on studies and formal requirements for exams

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Module handbook

Description of individual modules including reading recommendations.

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Schedules

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Semester plan

Teaching period in current semester.

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Exam schedules

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