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Maintenance of green areas and natural land

Additional course evaluations for LK0354

Academic year 2020/2021

Maintenance of green areas and natural land (LK0354-10102) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Maintenance of green areas and natural land (LK0354-10094) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31

LK0354 Maintenance of green areas and natural land, 15.0 Credits

Skötsel av grönytor och naturmarker

Syllabus approved



Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

First cycle


Title Credits Code
Assignment in Dynamic Maintenance 1.50 1002
The Park Assignment 6.00 1003
GIS 2.00 1004
Final Exam 5.50 1005

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail 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

Courses corresponding to 45 credits in the Landscape Engineer Programme.


Course aim to develop student’s knowledge and skills as regards maintenance of green areas and natural lands with special emphasis on tactical and maintenance-related aspects.

On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- describe, analyse and evaluate outdoor environment in urban area and give proposal to maintenance and development of the same
- describe and analyse maintenance process and propose methods for this, and assess the maintenance from an environmental perspective
- explain manual maintenance tasks linked to vegetation
- within groups, plan, implement, analyse and report in writing a reality-based maintenance task.
- at a general level describe Landscape Engineer’s professional context.


This course deals with maintenance of outdoor environments. In the course, theoretical knowledge is tied together with practical experiences.
At lectures, exercises and literature studies, a basis for more applied assignments is placed. Through theories, field studies and field trips a reference picture of maintenance problem around outdoor environments and solutions on this are built. Some vegetation-related practical exercises are carried out under supervision. Also knowledge development in use of GIS in administration and maintenance is included, to build this reference picture. Plant protection is included in the course to give a knowledge development in plant use for a sustainable maintenance and administration. All experiences underlie the project work that constitutes an important framework in the course and that have aim to give student a holistic approach on maintenance of public environments.

Compulsory excercises, excursions and seminars may occur.

Formats and requirements for examination

Pass in written exam. Approved project work and approved oral presentations. Participation in compulsory components.

  • 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.

Additional information

This course is compulsory in the Landscape Construction Programme for all students accepted after 1 July 2010.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0195
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 Engineer Programme - Alnarp Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0354 Application code: SLU-10285 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%