Is this course for me?

Are you motivated to help address climate change issues? Do you know how to engage communities in social spaces that influence their lifestyles? Have you wondered how urban cities carve out green spaces for people to enjoy? Ask no more, choose DLA! This diploma in landscape architecture enables you to become a landscape designer to fulfil all these aspirations.
In DLA, we gear you to think both globally and locally as ambassadors for the environment. You will be nurtured with suitable teaching approaches to build your foundation for a career in design, implementation and maintenance aspects of landscape industry. Expressing your uniqueness as a designer and being an effective contributor as a team member are important traits for you to be work with landscape architects, architects, interior designers, engineers and builders in the future; your exposure in DLA will allow you to grow in these aspects.



The Diploma in Landscape Architecture (DLA) is a full-fledged Landscape Architecture Diploma. This course prepares you to become a landscape designer who will be able to assist in transforming our world into a conducive, interactive, educational and experiential place. It involves the study of existing social, ecological, and geological conditions and processes in the environment, and the responses needed to achieve the desired landscape (indoor/outdoor) space design. The focus will be on design to enhance environment and its surrounding spaces that will be of value to your employer or further education desires.


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Global trends shaping the industry and the course

In the most recent Built Environment Industry Transformation Roadmap, the 3 ways that the industry hopes to transform itself was summarized into 3 succinct ways, to ‘Build Smart, Efficiently & Green’, as a response to challenges from arising from digital revolution, rapid urbanisation and climate change. Aligned with the Construction Industry Transformation Map and considerations of the Landscape Sectoral Transformation Plan, the course prepares you with relevant skills towards digitalization, design and documentation to contribute to a profession that creates spaces for people to be close to nature with sustainability in mind. There will be a diverse range of work opportunities in store for you after you completed DLA.


Course Highlights

  • Design processes in landscape architecture
  • Digitalization skills for effective communications and construction
  • Plant knowledge and landscape technologies to integrate greenery
  • Materials technical applications for sustainable practices
  • Project-based course to learn work flow in professional life
  • Critiques for assessment to simulate real-world experience
  • Internship with structured learning outcomes






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Information is accurate as of 9 Mar 2020


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