Elements of Landscape Design

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Elements of Landscape Design

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Horticulture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Requirements: There are no dependencies, though some knowledge of trees and shrubs is an advantage.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This is an introduction to Landscape Design for those who are not majoring in Landscape Architecture. Topics discussed in lectures (over a seven week period) and in a series of short design exercises are the design process from inception to completion and the use of the soft and hard landscape materials. Students prepare landscape design proposals for a garden and a commercial property near the campus or for a site on campus or on another UCD site. End of semester examination take place in during the Spring break. i.e. March.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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