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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Landscape Architecture

Designing, planning, and building sustainable living spaces: if this is what you see for your future, then Landscape Architecture is the right program for you. Combine science with technology, business, and art. Our degree program focuses specifically on ecological and social aspects. The program is also practical: the nearby Botanical Garden is a great place to learn about applications, including for an internship semester.

Your heart beats for...

... Designing, drawing, creativity, Flora & fauna Natural science, Climate targets, Work with people, Practical part, Foreign language: English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

The program can be studied full-time or cooperatively (part-time).

Information on cooperative studies can be found on the department's website

 

Admission

You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Vocational qualification

German language level: C1

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Fundamentals of landscape and open space planning
  • Basics of ecology
  • Digital tools 1
  • Introductory project: Analyzing and planning
  • Profession and practice 1

2. Semester

  • Fundamentals of landscaping 
  • Plant science and site-appropriate use of plants 1
  • Digital tools 2
  • Introductory project: Design and construction
  • Profession and practice 2

3. Semester

  • History of ideas and methods of landscape architecture
  • Specialization in landscaping
  • Digital design 
  • Open space planning project

4. Semester

  • Instruments and methods of landscape planning and history of ideas Cultural landscape
    Plant science and site-appropriate use of plants 2
    Compulsory elective subject 1
    Landscape planning project

5. Semester

  • Internship semester

6. Semester

  • Communication, politics and participation
  • Compulsory elective subject 2
  • Compulsory elective subject 3
  • Specialization project 1

7. Semester

  • Compulsory elective subject 4
  • Compulsory elective subject 5
  • Compulsory elective subject 6
  • Specialization project 2

8. Semester

  • Excursion
  • Impromptu 1
  • Impromptu 2
  • Thesis seminar + thesis colloquium
  • Bachelor's thesis

Focus areas

  • Open space planning
  • Landscape planning
  • Graphics and design
  • Plants
  • Structural engineering

 

Acquired Knowledge and Skills

The range of subjects we offer will provide you with well-developed expertise on the following topic areas:

  • Open space planning, landscape planning and natural conservation
  • Fundamental knowledge of natural sciences
  • Fundamentals of planning theory
  • Botany and plant usage

In addition, during your degree program at Höxter you will learn

  • how to use software typical for the industry and the degree program (such as AutoCAD, Photoshop, ArcView, InDesign)
  • how to use plants that serve as key design elements in the landscape architecture
  • how to plan and design in cities and landscapes based on a wide range of practical, professionally-oriented exercises
Job Profiles

As a landscape architect

  • you will work primarily in landscape or open space planning
  • you will evaluate spatial and design requirements for landscapes and open spaces
  • you will create concepts to preserve or develop natural landscapes, for village or urban renewal, or for residential development
  • you will prepare for construction measures, design drafts and monitor correct offer preparation as well as the construction project

In addition, you can work as an expert, carry out management duties, or transition to science and research after completing a master’s degree program.

Research in the Department

Research cultural landscapes with us.

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to good health and well-being
  • directly to reduced inequalities
  • directly to sustainable cities and communities
  • directly to climate action
  • directly to life below water
  • directly to life on land

Studying at Sustainable Campus Höxter

Our Sustainable Campus in Höxter

The Höxter campus is home to our environment-related degree programs. They are combined in the departments of Environmental Engineering and Applied Computer Science as well as Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The participation with several projects in the "Landesgartenschau 2023" in Höxter illustrates how presentable and exciting sustainability can be. Modern teaching and laboratory facilities guarantee practical work, as does the university's own botanical garden. Sustainability is tangible everywhere on the campus, for example when fertilizers and pesticides can be reduced with the help of digitalization in agriculture as part of the "Precision Farming" degree program. Here, as in the environmental engineering degree programs, the campus cooperates with municipalities and companies, for example when it comes to water purification or landfill remediation. The beautiful location on the curve of the Weser River and the proximity to the city center make the campus a perfect match.

Campus Life

Profile

Degree Course:
Landscape Architecture
Degree:
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study model:
Cooperative, Full-time
Admission:
Non-restricted
Standard period of study:
8 semester
Start:
Winter semester
Course language:
German
Location:
Sustainable Campus Höxter
Tuition Fees:
None
Preparatory courses:
no

Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.

Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.