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Academic year 2021/2022

Urban Landscape Design (LK0400-M3239)

2022-01-17 - 2022-03-23


LK0400 Urban Landscape Design, 15.0 Credits

Urban landskapsdesign


Horticultural Science Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

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 60 credits in one of the following subjects:

• Architecture

• Landscape architecture

• Built environment

• Design

• Spatial planning

• Landscape science


English B or equivalent.


The main aim of the course is to use different ways of working with design in the urban environment, and – supported by design theory and good examples – apply, document and present design processes, individually and in group work.

After the course the student should be able to:

• reflect on and communicate urban landscape design and its processes

• demonstrate an analytic approach: visually, verbally and in writing

• understand contextual relations and analyse and discuss what may constitute sustainable design within landscape architecture

• develop and test individual working methods and design solutions connected to design theories that are applicable within landscape architecture

• demonstrate skills in different methods in landscape visualisation for landscape design, e.g. digital tools, model building and analogous sketching


The course deals with elements that in different ways affect the interaction between analysis and development of methods and concepts through studies of design theory via sketching to the final design proposal. Urban landscape design is the focus of the course, based on one or more real or simulated scenarios.

Landscape visualisation is an important theme throughout the course and contributes to increase the student’s awareness of the interplay between contextual relations and concept development. The students are encouraged to experimental approaches, where analyses and evaluation are mixed with theoretical elements. There is a heavy emphasis on performing applied tasks as well as understanding the subject. The different elements of the course enable the students to gain knowledge in interaction with the relevant profession practice.

Scheduled exercises, seminars and study visits are mandatory.

Formats and requirements for examination

Examination consists of written and oral presentations. Approved written and oral reporting and project work. 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

The course is adressed to students in Horticultural Management Programme - Garden Design, and the Landscape Engineer Programme - Alnarp, independent students and exchange students.

Courses in the main area of landscape planning from SLU are counted as landscape architecture in the eligibility review.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

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

Grading criteria

There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

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: Horticultural Science Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0400 Application code: SLU-30239 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%