Landscape Architecture is a professional field with planning, aesthetic and artistic facets, as well as natural sciences, technical and business-related aspects. Focused on the principles of sustainability, the discipline involves planning ecologically and socially intact living environments on different spatial levels.
During this eight-semester degree program, which qualifies graduates to register with their local official chamber, students will take courses on open space and landscape planning. The degree program is project-based, and students gain expertise on topics ranging from designing an urban plaza to preparing expert conservation assessments. “The plant” serves as the central design element in landscape architecture. Students can gain practical knowledge on this topic in the adjacent TH OWL botanical garden on the Höxter campus. An integrated internship semester helps students learn about everyday work in the field, and allows them to apply what they have learned.
Graduates will be qualified for careers in the following areas:
- Property and open space planning
- Urban and construction management planning, village development
- Garden memorial care
- District planning and regional development planning
- Landscape planning, environmental protection planning
- Natural conservation, monitoring
- Tourism and recreational planning
- Project controlling
- Expert analysis
Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma (Fachabitur)
A comprehensive catalog of elective subjects allows students to deepen their knowledge of one of the following areas during their studies:
Open space planning involves planning the distribution and design of open spaces, primarily in inhabited areas, determining the basic structure and quality of a living environment.
Landscape planning deals primarily with large-scale landscapes and their uses. Natural conservation and further developing livable environments
Landscape architects obtain special qualifications in botany and plant sciences. Knowing how to utilize living materials is a unique feature of landscape architecture, and is the foundation for how landscape architects create ecologically intact and high-quality open spaces.
A knowledge of structural engineering is essential to create open spaces. A knowledge of specific structural designs, materials science, structural calculations, and construction processes ensures that landscape architects can implement plans and designs in a sustainable manner that conserves resources.
Semesters 1-3: Basic principles
Semester 4: orientation / select a possible focus area
Semester 5: Internship semester when students can review their selected focus area in practice
Semesters 6-8: Synthesis and specialization phase, when students can bring together different content they have learned, while also selecting another area of their choosing to focus on in open space planning, landscape planning, plant sciences or botany, and structural engineering.
The module manual is currently being revised on the basis of the amended examination regulations and will be available again soon. If you have any questions about individual modules, please contact the examination office of the department.