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Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Hons) #

Offered by: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)5538.60/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Design & Architecture
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyArchitecture & Building
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Additional NotesUPU Code (for reference): PS09
Course Description

Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) programme aims to train candidates to become landscape architects who are capable and skillful in all aspects of planning, designing and managing landscapes toward establishing a quality, healthy and balance environment for human needs.

The programme is comprehensively designed so as to produce students who are well-versed in their fields of specialisation through multi-disciplinary courses. UPM’s Landscape Architecture graduates are capable of facing current challenges in line with the Country's rapid development. They are sensitive and responsible in the utilisation of natural resources to meet the Country’s development needs. Graduates from this programme have found jobs in multi-national consultancy firms overseas.

This professional programme is accredited by the Malaysian Public Services Department (JPA) and the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM).


The curriculum for the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture programme was designed to fulfill the stated goals and objectives. Courses offered are updated regularly to be in line with the current trend in landscape architecture profession at the national and international level. This programme requires 8 semesters or 125 credit hours in basic and professional courses in addition to other supporting and elective courses. Courses in the curriculum structure are categorised into the following groups:-

1. Basic professional courses
2. Professional skills courses
3. General Education courses and
4. Elective courses

Entry Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture programme must possess the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement for STPM holders

Fulfill the university’s standard entry requirement and special program requirement

At least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) of the STPM subjects as stated below:
1. Physic
2. Biology
3. Mathematic
4. Economic
5. Art

Minimum requirement for candidates with KPM Matriculation/ UM Basic Science/ UTM Foundation

Fulfill the university’s standard entry requirement and special program requirement

1. Life Science Matriculation / Physical Science

i. At least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) of the following subjects:
1. Physic
2. Biology
3. Mathematics

2. Accountancy Matriculation
ii. At least Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) of the following subjects:
1. Economics
2. Accountancy
3. Mathematics
iii. Credits in Art subject at SPM level.

Equivalent qualification

1. Fulfill the university’s standard entry requirement and special program requirement

2. Diploma in Landscape Architect or related field from University, Polytechnic or local institute recognized by UPM senate.

3. Passed SPM with credits in Art subject and have at least 5 years working experience in Landscape Architect.

Career Prospects

Landscape Architecture is a young profession in Malaysia. Nevertheless, Landscape Architects have played major roles in the country's development by ensuring thet every development is done according to principles that ensure harmony between human needs and the well-being of the environment. Sustainability and the conservation of the country's rich cultural, biological as well as geographical diversity are issues high on the country's landscape architecture agenda.

Organizations which may require landscape architect services include:

Public Sectors and Semi-Governments

National Landscape Department
Town and Country Planning Department
Department of Environment
Agriculture Department
Drainage and Irrigation Department
Forestry Department
City Councils
Local Councils
Urban Development Authority
State Economic Development Corporation
Institution of Higher Learning
Research Institutes

Private Sectors

Landscape Architecture Consultancy Firms
Landscape contractors and Plant Nurseries
Architect and Urban Planning Firms
Housing and Resort Development

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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