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Studio – The urban space and plant knowledge 2

Additional course evaluations for LK0317

Academic year 2020/2021

Studio – The urban space and plant knowledge 2 (LK0317-40050) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Studio – The urban space and plant knowledge 2 (LK0317-40019) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Studio – The urban space and plant knowledge 2 (LK0317-40038) 2019-03-26 - 2019-06-09

LK0317 Studio – The urban space and plant knowledge 2, 15.0 Credits

Studio – Platsen i staden och växtkännedom 2

Syllabus approved



Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Design of urban space  8.00 1002
Plant knowledge  6.50 1003
Pruning 0.50 1004

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, entry requirements only from upper secondary school(G1N)

Grading scale

Pass / Failed The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

In addition to the general entry requirements, knowledge equivalent to the field-specific entry requirements A3:
- Mathematics 3b or Mathematics 3c
- Science studies 2 (or Biology 1, Physics 1a, Chemistry 1 or Biology 1, Physics 1b1+1b2, Chemistry 1)
- Social studies 1b or Social studies 1a1 + 1a2


The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge and skills to design a small urban space, and plant knowledge with a focus on Spring and Summer aspects.

After completing the course the student will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
- give an overview of people’s needs and interests in connection with being in the public outdoor environment
- identify a selection of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants with focus on spring and early summer aspects in relation to design within the field of the landscape architect profession
- give an overview of plants structure and growth

Competence and skills
- with supervision, analyze an urban space
- with supervision design an urban space main characters
- illustrate a design proposal in three dimensions
- illustrate how a design proposal’s vegetation change over time
- use image- and layout software for the presentation of a design proposal
- with supervision perform maintenance activities focusing on pruning in different types of plantings

Judgement and approach
- reflect and describe their own process of knowledge and learning in the first year


The course consists of two parts, design of urban space and plant knowledge.

Design of urban space
This part of the course consists primarily of a larger compulsory design exercise where the task is to design an urban space. Shorter sketch exercises are included to support the main task. The task is carried out individually and in groups, and is done with an established sketch method: inventory, analysis, test solutions and present a proposal in plan, sections and perspectives with components such as history, use, structure, space, materials, sensory experiences and characters. The student train in producing images and present ideas orally, visually and in text.

Plant knowledge
This part of the course is largely based on plant tours and the students own studies outdoors, where the emphasis is on the importance of plants in landscape architecture and basic plant biology. Learning of new plants alternate with the students own rehearsal of trees and shrubs from previous courses, and with practical compulsory management activities outdoors and lectures. In lecture, plants structure and growth are introduced. Plant knowledge is applied in compulsory design exercises. This part of the course concludes with an examination of plant identification, conducted outdoors.

The course concludes with students reporting a compulsory reflection of one´s own process of knowledge and learning in the first year.

The course gives 10 credits of proficiency training.

Formats and requirements for examination

The course is divided into two sub examinations corresponding to the course two subjects. The parts are graded separately and are put together according to the course assessment criteria.

Design of urban space 8 credits: Approved assignments.

Plant knowledge 7 credits: Approved written examination and approved exercises.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of Urban and Rural Development

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0158, LK0149 och LK0096
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture Programme - Uppsala, Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0317 Application code: SLU-40057 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Urban and Rural Development Pace: 100%