Landscape Architecture

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First-cycle studies (Bachelor) - 7 semesters


Landscape architecture is a relatively young, artistic and scientific, strongly outlined professional field, as a separate trend appeared in the nineteenth century, but developed by science centers in Poland in the mid-twentieth century. Initially limited to the design of strictly garden and park areas, it gradually embraces landscape issues in the widest scope. A fully holistic understanding of this field of science and art takes place at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin.





During the course, students learn the principles of architectural and urban drawing in accordance with the Polish Standard and laws in spatial planning. They learn the principles of handling the geodetic instruments, formulating a project task, design methodology. They are able to do inventory and valuate vegetation, using modern research methods, including sonic computer scanner. Students learn the features of basic building materials, construction technology, design of details, application and installation of ready components, which gives the ability to use gained knowledge in practice in the future. Students get knowledge in the field of garden art. They are also prepared for designing in the field of conservation and restoration of historic garden and landscape parks.


They are able to manage works related to their design, construction and maintenance, and to cooperate with other specialists involved in the implementation of the project. In addition, students learn the basis of graphic programs using 2D and 3D vector graphics, raster graphics, as well as the methods of design work using computer hardware and other digital devices used to support the design process. They will also learn about modern programmes and technologies used in the preparation, drawing up and presentation of projects in accordance with Polish Standards and applicable building law.
During the course, students obtain the skills to use analytical, simulation and experimental methods for formulating and solving design tasks in the field of landscape architecture. They are also able to see systemic and non-technical aspects in formulating and solving project tasks and to use artistic features of plants in the design and arrangement of landscape architecture objects.

Full-time first-cycle studies in the field of landscape architecture last 7 semesters. The total number of ECTS points which the student receives during the studies is 212. The programme of the full-time first-cycle studies in landscape architecture provides 6 semesters of 15 weeks, while the seventh (last) semester - 13 weeks of didactic classes (a teaching hour lasts 52 minutes) without an examination session (Study Regulations at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin). The total number of hours in the field of landscape architecture at full-time studies is 2,500.


The structure of the forms of classes in the field of landscape architecture at full-time studies is as follows: lectures - 36 %, auditorium exercises - 19.58 %, laboratory exercises - 34.53 %, field exercises - 9.8 %. The auditorium, laboratory and field exercises constitute in total 63.91 % of the classes. The total number of ECTS points that a student must obtain during classes which require direct participation of the academic staff is 133 ECTS, which is 62.7%.
At the landscape architecture course the student ought to choose 16 out of 41 modules covering 480 hours of classes, which gives 45 ECTS points, which is 21.22 % of the number of points for the course. The programme of teaching provides 60 hours of physical education classes, 105 hours of foreign language classes (8 ECTS points) and 30 hours of information technology (2 ECTS points). The student must do 2 hours of the library classes as a part of the diploma seminar.
The education programme includes 90 hours of humanistic content (including 2 subjects to choose and 1 obligatory subject, which were assigned a total of 7 ECTS points). During the first semester students also carry out classes in the field of intellectual property protection, and health and safety, as well as ergonomics - 15 hours (1 ECTS point). For the engineering project and the diploma examination, 8 ECTS points were given to students. 9 ECTS points were given for completing an 8-week professional internship.
The content of education programme in the field of  landscape architecture includes the basis of mathematics, descriptive geometry, plant biology, ecology, history of art, architecture, geodesy and specific subjects for the course like: drawing and sculpture, architectural and urban drawing, the basis of urban planning and rural design, construction, materials science and architectural installations, engineer graphics, history of garden art, physiography, soil science, flora and fauna, phytosociology, principles of designing, creation and maintenance of landscape architecture objects, as well as the basis of law for landscape architects and others.