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Landscape Construction - materials and design

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Välkommen till höstens kurs Markbyggnad - material och projektering!

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Stefan Lindberg, kursledare

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LK0356-10263 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for LK0356

Academic year 2020/2021

Landscape Construction - materials and design (LK0356-10138)

2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

Academic year 2019/2020

Landscape Construction - materials and design (LK0356-10211)

2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31


LK0356 Landscape Construction - materials and design, 15.0 Credits

Markbyggnad - Material och projektering


Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Technical drawing 4.0 0302
Hardscape design and construction 7.5 0303
Construction documentation 3.5 0304

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(G2F)

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

Knowledge equivalent to 90 credits Landscape Architecture.


The course aims at providing the student with the basic skills and knowledge required to develop a design idea into construction documents.

On completion of the course, the student will be able to:

- perform a design proposal based on given preconditions in the form of programmes and instructions

- make conscious and justifiable choices of included features and materials

- through computer-aided design (CAD) develop their proposal into technical drawings and specifications with particular focus on landscape construction, details and Equipment

- perform a small-scale practical paving or tiling work with a specified grading

- reflect on the process of landscape design and construction


Through literature studies, lectures, seminars, field trips and exercises, the student is given a basic knowledge of hardscape materials, landscape construction practices, as well as other stages of the design and construction process. Featured learning modules include choice of materials, grading, storm water management, superstructure dimensioning, detail construction, computer-aided drafting in AutoCAD, producing technical specifications that concur with AMA, practical site construction work as well as cost estimation.

The above-mentioned skills and knowledge are applied in the course’s individual project work: A design proposal that is developed into rational and unambiguous construction drawings and specifications in alignment with set standards and site construction practices. Part of the project work is developed in the subsequent course, which focuses on vegetation.

Seminars, field trips, exercises and project work are compulsory.

The course gives skills traning credits.

Formats and requirements for examination

Active participation in compulsory elements

Approved completion of exercises

Approved project work
  • 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 Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0289

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Litterature list

  1. Kompendier och filmer på Canvas Kommentar: Kursens obligatoriska och huvudsakliga litteratur och instuderingsmaterial kommer att finnas tillgängligt som pdf:er eller filmer på Canvas.
  2. CAD Övningsbok Författare: Anders Westin Kommentar: Övningsboken är inte obligatorisk litteratur, men den rekommenderas varmt då den beskriver de flesta nödvändiga kommandona i AutoCAD steg för steg. Finns att köpa (ca 150 kr) i Servicedesk på Alnarp. Utskrivna och digitala underlag för övningar ingår.
  3. Arkitektens handbok 2021 Författare: Anders Bodin, Jacob Hidemark, Martin Stintzing, Sven Nyström ISBN: 9789144151090 Kommentar: Boken är inte obligatorisk läsning i kursen, men innehåller mycket information och lättillgängliga mått som kan vara bra att ha till hands vid projektering och utformning av byggd miljö, både utomhus och inomhus. Ny utgåva utkommer varje år.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0356 Application code: SLU-10263 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%