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Additional course evaluations for TN0348

Academic year 2020/2021

Landscape construction (TN0348-20004) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17

Academic year 2019/2020

Landscape construction (TN0348-20052) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

TN0348 Landscape construction, 15.0 Credits


Syllabus approved



Biology Technology

Education cycle

First cycle


Title Credits Code
Pavement, ground construction and elevation 6.00 1002
Stairs and walls, basis disposition 2.00 1003
Plant beds 2.00 1004
Ground constructions, written assignment 2.00 1005
Paving assignment 3.00 1006

Advanced study in the main field

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

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 field-specific entry requirements A14 (except Social studies 1a2) including:
- Mathematics 2a or Mathematics 2b or Mathematics 2c
- Science studies 2
- Social studies 1b or Social studies 1a1


The aim of the course is to give the student basic knowledge of hard materials in landscape constructions and plant beds as well as its use and environmental impact. Landscape construction in urban environment is also an important part of the course.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for and evaluate the properties of different hard materials used within the field of landscape construction and have an understanding of their influence on the environment
- discuss grading and draining
- dimension plant beds according to AMA, a national reference work where exucution and material requirements are described
- apply methods and tools for superstructure sizing in order to solve technical landscape construction problems
- interpret and produce basic outdoor staircase- and walls-designs drawings
- write a concise thesis with requirements formal mainly reference management.


The course deals with different materials of landscape construction based on the appearance, properties and environmental impact of the materials. The materials that are treated are mainly materials for paved surfaces, such as gravel, crushed rock, asphalt, concrete and natural stone, ceramic materials and rubber- and plastic material. Dimensioning and designs of superstructures and plant beds are central components in the course. Through literature studies, lectures, seminars, field trips and exercises are, knowledge of landscape construction, grading, choice of material and product knowledge given. Substructure design drainage and traditional and ecological stormwater management is treated briefly in the course. In the course, a smaller written assignment where layout, reference management and literature search in databases are in focus is included.
Compulsory components in the course are all study visits, field trips, practical exercises and overviews

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written examination Passed submission - practical assignments Carried out, presented and passed paving assignment project Passed written assignment and critical review on other the written assignment of student
Participation in compulsory scheduled parts of the course
  • 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 compulsory within the landscape engineer programme.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: TN0334
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Engineer Programme - Alnarp Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Biology Technology
Course code: TN0348 Application code: SLU-20155 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%