Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.LA)

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.LA)

Undergraduate

1.   
Program/MQR No.

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)
MQR Code 10225

2. Brief introduction

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours) programme (B.LA) aims to produce professionals in the field of landscape architecture who are competent, highly creative and innovative. The landscape architecture paradigm is extended in planning and designing a living environment conducive to people. The focus is geared towards the understanding of the human’s role as the “caliph” on earth. As stewards of the earth, the landscape architect profession has been and will always continue to play a major role in the built environment design discipline. The objective of this programme in Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design is to demonstrate the commitment of IIUM in contributing to the defining and identifying of a sustainable society that responds affirmatively to the need of a high quality natural and built environment. The graduates of this programme are a part of the University’s continuous development of solutions to serve the Ummah and the nation.

3.

Program Outcome

Graduates of the programme are expected to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Graduates who are competitive and advanced in the profession of Landscape Architecture, equipped with knowledge in the art and science of planning and design, through the Tawhidic approach and application of Islamic values.
  • Graduates who demonstrate responsibilities and commitment towards the natural, physical and social environment through incorporating research, construction and technology for the betterment of the Ummah.
  •  Graduates who practice their entrepreneurial skills through their professions, with the ability to lead, manage and cooperate in team-work for the success of a project.

4.

Career Opportunities

The B.LA graduates have a wide range of job prospects. These include:

  • Landscape Architect to serve government agencies and local authorities.
  • Corporate Landscape Architect to work as a consultant, designing and implementing landscape architectural works in a wide range of projects, such as parks, neighbourhood, commercial and township developments, urban design, eco-tourism, conservation, landscape master planning, etc.
  • Project Manager to manage projects.
  • Landscape Specialist to specialize in certain fields and able to advise clients in matters such as Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Landscape Character Analysis, etc.
  • Researcher to conduct research in various aspects of the built and natural environment, ecology and culture through working with various research agencies.
  • Landscape Contractor to involve with various landscape projects such as construction, maintenance and management.
  • Nursery Managers to maintain and manage plant nursery business, supply and maintain public gardens and parks.
  • Educators in universities, polytechnics, community colleges and schools.
  • Entrepreneurs to develop new business opportunities.

5.


Program Structure


The B.LA is a 4-year programme. Students commence their studies in the first year after completing the foundation program of AED in the Centre of Foundation Studies (CFS) from SPM entry requirement. A streamlining exercise will be conducted at the end of the foundation studies to evaluate the qualifications of students to be enrolled in the B.LA programme.

For other entry requirements, the candidates are required to have a Diploma in Landscape Architecture, Diploma of Architecture, Diploma in Urban Regional Planning, or other related fields in the built environment with a design background. The minimum requirement for CGPA is 3.00 or STPM/STAM/GCE ‘A’ Level with a minimum of 3 Principles with/without KAED Pre-Sessional Program.

The core knowledge areas that are necessary for landscape architecture students are knowledge about the theories and practices of landscape planning and design, creative and innovative design ideas, appreciation of ecology, history and culture, technical and construction skills, ICT applications, landscape and project management, and exposure to a wide range of landscape architectural design.

  University Required Courses (20 Credit Hours)


Course Code
                Course Title
MPU 3112 
Hubungan Etnik (Malaysian Only)
MPU 3122
Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) Malaysia Only
LM 1020
Bahasa Melayu 1 for Nusantara (Nusantara Only)
LM 1021
Bahasa Melayu 2 for Nusantara (Nusantara Only)
LM 1040
Bahasa Melayu 1 for International (International Only)
LM 1041
Bahasa Melayu 2 for International (International Only)
UNGS 2060
Malay Virtues Heritage & Malaysian Society (International & Nusantara)
TQ 1001
Tilawah Al-Quran 1
TQ 2001
Tilawah Al-Quran 2
LQ 1008
Quranic Language 1
LQ 2008
Quranic Language 2
CCUB 1621
Usrah 1 (BUDI)
CCUB 2621
Usrah 2 (BUDI)
CCUB 3621
Usrah 3 (BUDI)
CCUB 4622
Usrah 4 (BUDI)
CCLM 2051
Leadership Package 1
CCFM 2052
Leadership Package 12
CCAC XXXX
Skills Package 1
CCAC XXXX
Skills Package 2
UNGS 2080
Ethics and Fiqh for Contemporary Issues
UNGS 2090
The Islamic Worldview, Knowledge and Civilization
UNGS 2011
Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
LE 4000

English for Academic Writing

Kulliyyah Required Courses (5 Credit Hours)


Course Code                Course Title
AAR 1230
Quran Sunnah and Built Environment
LM 2026

Bahasa Melayu Kerjaya (Malaysian Only)

Department Required Courses (111 Credit Hours)


Year 1: Semester 1  





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour  
Contact Hour   Pre-Requisite
ALA 1103
Landscape Architectural Graphic and Design

6

12
-
ALA 1133
Islamic Approach to Landscape Architecture

2

2
-
ALA 1162
Soil, Ecology and Nature
2

2
-
ALA 1141
Appreciation of Arts
2

2
-
AQS 1161
Plant Material

3

3
-








Year 1: Semester 2





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 1203
Community Landscape Design

6

12
ALA 1101
ALA 1282
Landscape Grading and Levelling

3

3
-
ALA 1233
Site Planning

3

3
-
ALA 1204
Planting Design33-








Year 2: Semester 1





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 2103
Ecological Landscape Design

6

12
ALA 1201
ALA 2138
Islamic Gardens and Landscape History

3

3
-
ALA 2137
Urban Design Theory

3

2
-
ALA 2191
Computer Aided Design

3

3
ALA 1281
ALA 2182
Landscape Construction Materials

3

3
-








Year 2: Semester 2






Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 2203
Urban Landscape Design
6

12
ALA 2101
ALA 2293
Landscape Planning Technique

3

3
-
ALA 2291
Basic Digital Visualization

3

3
ALA 2191
ALA 2243
Park and Recreational Planning

2

2
-
ALA 2234

Elective 1: Landscape Visual Analysis

2

2
-
ALA 2242
Elective 2: Universal Design for External Spaces22-








Year 2: Semester 3





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 2341
Elective 3: Entrepreneurship

3

6
-
AQS 1301
Elective 4: Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Project36-







Year 3: Semester 1





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 3103
Landscape Resource Planning

6

12
ALA 2201
ALA 3191
GIS for Landscape Architecture

3

3
-
ALA 3181
Landscape Services and Infrastructure

3

3
ALA 2181
ALA 3182
Elective 5: Derelict and Reclamation

2

2
-
ALA 3152
Elective 6: Nursery & Turf Management22-








Year 3: Semester 2





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 3271
Landscape Architecture Intership

6

-
ALA 3101








Year 3: Semester 3





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 3311
Landscape Heritage and Cultural Studies

3

6
-








Year 4: Semester 1





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 4103 

Design Thesis Research

6

12
ALA 3271
ALA 4111
Landscape Seminar

2

2
ALA 4101
ALA 4151
Landscape Management

3

3
-
ALA 4161
Urban Horticulture22-








Year 4: Semester 2





Course Code
Course Title
Credit Hour
Contact HourPre-Requisite
ALA 4203
Design Thesis Project

6

12
ALA 4101
ALA 4283
Working Drawing

3

3
ALA 4201
ALA 4252

Landscape Contract and Administration

3

3
-
ALA 4254
Landscape Professional Practice33-



6.

Duration of Study

The program requires 4 years (8 semesters) to complete. The maximum period allowed for the completion of the program is 6 years (12 semesters). 


(Updated: August 2019)

    

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