Higher Diploma in Landscape Architecture
Programme code DE114502 – subvented programme
Full Time - Semester-based (Normally to be completed in 2 years)
This programme lays a foundation of both design philosophy and technical knowledge for students who intend to pursue the landscape architecture profession, providing the background training in basic design skills, planting design, landscape architecture theory and history, technology, and visual communication, for the students to practice or to advance to further studies in landscape architecture. It equips students with technical aptitude, professional knowledge and skills together with the necessary legal and managerial knowledge, professional language, leadership qualities, interpersonal and other generic skills, initially at a para-professional level, via the blending of theoretical knowledge and practical application, to enable them to pursue careers in the profession of landscape architecture. It also aims to cultivate a holistic approach to design education that encompasses both conceptual and professional concerns leading to graduates capable of independent decision-making.
It prepares students for articulation to further education in landscape architecture so as to advance their careers as landscape architects and project managers in landscape architecture. Graduates can apply for admission to the degree programme offered by THEi. They can hence continue to further their studies in relevant Master”s degree programmes, sit for professional examinations for membership in professional organizations, and be qualified as Registered Landscape Architect.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic, language and communication skills training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Remarks: The classes of this programme are mostly held at IVE (Kwun Tong)