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Theme Course 2020:2

This year’s theme course - Landscape architecture in transport infrastructure – is initiated, and partly financed, by the Swedish Transport Administration. The course is a part of their long-term strategy to strengthen the knowledge of landscape and infrastructure through research and education. The course aims at developing the students’ knowledge and provide tools for analyses and design of landscape in infrastructure projects. One important aspect of infrastructure design is to interpret and understand the scale and spatiality of infrastructure both in rural and urban landscape, as well as learning to develop strategies and design concepts in the current context. This includes dealing with impact on the surrounding environments, such as barrier effect, spatial segregation and people’s perception of landscape. Another aspect is to develop design concepts into feasible design proposals with maintained coherence. The aim of the course is also to give the students insight into the specific circumstances of infrastructure design, as well as strengthening knowledge of practical, decision-making processes, legal and formal conditions, technical aspects and architectural potentials in transport infrastructure. During the course we will study and problematize existing infrastructure projects through e.g. excursions, workshops, literature and lectures. Students will also practice and develop their knowledge in an individual project.


Welcome to this year´s theme course Landscape Architecture in Transport Infrastructure!

This years theme course will be a development of last years exploration on Landscape Architecture and Transport Infrastructure. We will go through the tools of assessing the landscape, making strategic choices and design a project that carries movement.

A special focus will be put into designing structures for sustainable mobility and landscape adaptation of transport infrastructure. This means we will have sessions focused on bicycles, railway, ecological networks, multifuctional uses of transportsystems and social aspects.

The course team includes professionals from SLU, Trafikverket and several consultants working in the field of landscape architecture and transport infrastructure.

Practical information

We will start the course online this year, and I hope to see you all on zoom the 30th august 2021 at 9 o´clock. During the course we will have acess to a venue called Hyllan (Alnarpgården, Sundsvägen 4, Alnarp). This course includes many lectures that will be held primarily on zoom. Litterature seminars will probably also be held on zoom. There is a number of fieldstudies that you will undertake individually, in smaller groups, and as a class. The common fieldtrips will be done in the Skanian region ( Skåne). If the guidelines for restrictions due to Covid virus are relaxed, we may spend more time together than I can plan for at the present.

Looking forward to meeting you!

The course team through Emily Wade

The course evaluation is now closed

LK0389-10271 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for LK0389

Academic year 2021/2022

Theme Course 2020:2 (LK0389-M1271) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2020/2021

Theme Course 2020:2 (LK0389-10322) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01

LK0389 Theme Course 2020:2, 15.0 Credits

Temakurs 2020:2

Syllabus approved



Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

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 120 credits, of which

specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:

• architecture
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• design
• spatial planning
• geography
• landscape science
• environmental science


English 6 or equivalent.


The course aims at theoretical, artistic and/or practical in-depth study of a relevant theme presented by the course management at the start of every course. The flexible nature of the course means that the general learning objectives of the course should be clarified at the start of every course.

Learning objectives
After having completed the course, the student should be able to:
- carry out a theoretical, artistic and/or practical in-depth study of a theme
- present the results of the in-depth study of a theme in a convincing way
- reflect on methods, apply theories and results with regard to the actual in-depth study of the theme.


This course oversees occasional projects and studies that can contribute to diversity and quality in the student’s education. The theme can consist of an applied practical task or a research-related issue. Another area suitable as a theme is participation in architecture competitions. The students, in consultation with course management, are given major responsibility for the design and content of the course. The in-depth study of the theme can be carried out individually or in groups. Within the course, quality, theory/reflection, reporting and presentation are emphasised.

The course comprises in-depth studies of relevant themes. These studies are either group work or individual tasks, and may sometimes be scheduled, in which case they usually are compulsory. This is explained in detail when the course starts.

Formats and requirements for examination

Approved in-depth study of a relevant theme
Approved reporting of the in-depth study of a relevant theme
Approved participation in compulsory elements
  • 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

Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

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

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture- Master´s Programme Landscape Architecture Programme, Alnarp Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0389 Application code: SLU-10271 Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%