Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (BA)

Department Agriculture, Ecotrophology, and Landscape Development

Content

• Principles of natural sciences
• Designing and drafting
• Information technologies in landscape architecture
• Administrative, planning, and environmental law
• Vegetation technology and plant use
• Internships and project work

Course content and objectives

The focus of the bachelor's degree program is on planning the design and development of open spaces in urban and rural areas. Students develop ideas and plans that have direct positive effects on the living environment - for example by using plants. We use the soil not only in cities and towns but also in natural spaces. In the future, the focus there will be maintaining biodiversity. For up and coming experts in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, that is why obtaining knowledge of the relevant methods plays a key role in addition to gaining subject expertise.

Students are prepared for analyzing, planning, designing, and implementing activities. They are to be enabled to unite the aesthetics and usability of open spaces in populated areas as well as open landscapes with the requirements of environmental protection and nature conservation. Besides conveying planning competences, how to practically implement these plans is taught, especially in the context of landscape architecture, landscape design, and landscape maintenance.

Requirements

  • Abitur
  • Qualification for universities of applied science (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Master craftsman
  • or previous education or vocational training considered equivalent.
  • In addition, an 8-week pre-study internship is required for admission and 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, proof of a pre-study internship is not required.

Career Opportunities

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.

With the bachelor’s degree, our students obtain a professionally qualifying degree that enables them to work in public administration at all levels (federal, state, district, municipal, and in expert agencies), in private planning offices and expert companies, in non-governmental organizations, and in management and construction management in companies working in garden, landscape, and sport facility construction.

Corresponding to the broad education this bachelor's degree program provides, our graduates’ career areas range from private gardens to the green and open spaces around their cities and urban recreation areas to cultural landscapes characterized by agriculture and forestry as well as natural landscape spaces.

An important and unique aspect of the degree program is that our graduates have a degree that permits them to register with the states’ chamber of architects’ lists for architects and urban planners. This means they may use the professional title “Architektin oder Architekt in der Fachrichtung Landschaftsarchitektur.”

With the B.Eng. degree, you can then complete our four-semester program Master in Landscape Architecture!