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What will I learn?

NUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is a core programme of Asia’s premier school of design and the built environment. Starting from the inception of the Master of Landscape Architecture in 2009, NUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE has grown to also offer the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, marking an exciting milestone for tertiary-level landscape architecture education in Singapore. NUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE provides the only tertiary-level programmes that qualify graduates for accreditation as a practicing landscape architect in Singapore through the Landscape Architects Accreditation Programme of the Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects.

The core emphasis of NUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE is excellence in design—we imbue our students with a deep understanding of the dual nature of design as both a process and a product. As a process, we prioritize landscape design to be creative, but one which is grounded in socio-cultural sensitivities, ecological knowledge, and grasp of conventional and emergent technologies and techniques. Design as a process benefits from synergistic knowledge exchange among multiple disciplines in NUS as one of the top research intensive universities in Asia and the world. As a product, landscape design expressed through various visual and digital media, must be inspiring, move the heart, and above all, instigate meaningful and impactful landscape changes in real life.

The programme is distinctively Asian and pantropical in its geographic attention and urban in its emphasis. With our central location in one of the most dynamic, diverse and rapidly urbanizing regions of the world, we aim to provide a landscape architecture education that is sensitive to the myriad challenges facing Asian cities, as well as opportunities provided by the sheer richness of heritage and cultural, socio-economic and ecological elements of the region. Our location in Singapore, with its diversity of culture and cosmopolitan outlook, and where greening and ecology of the built environment is a cornerstone of its urban development approach, also provides an enriching backdrop to our training of landscape architects.

The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) is a four-year Honours degree programme that prepares students to respond to multifaceted socio-ecological issues in Asia through critical thinking, analytical inquiry, and creative expression. BLA provides core foundation training in skills and knowledge that equips our graduates for professional practice or entry into advanced Master degree programmes. Relevant topics, including tropicality, site specificity, boundaries and scales, densification, multifunctionality, and placemaking are played out in the programme through integrated learning platforms in design studios and lectures. BLA is taught in unique education settings that concurrently promotes speculation in design and at the same time being produces grounded and action-oriented design outcomes relevant to real life issues.

Which department am I in?

School of Design and Environment

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
SG$19,050.00 (10,69,624) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

School of Design and Environment

National University of Singapore,

4 Architecture Drive,

117566, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have completed a high school. English Language Requirements: EL1119 minimum acceptable score C6; IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET-200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based.

For international students

If you are an international applicant seeking admission to NUS, you should have completed or are completing high school, that is, at least twelve years of general education by July of the year of application.

English Language requirement: IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET – 240; TOEFL: 92-93 for internet-based; EL1119 - C6; PTE Academic: 62 overall with 62 in Reading and Writing components; C1 Advanced / Cambridge English: Advanced - 180

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About National University of Singapore (NUS)

Along with the highest education standards, students at NUS benefit from an excellent overall experience with excellent research facilities.

  • Ranked 11th in the world (QS World rankings 2022)
  • Excellent graduation rate of over 97 percent
  • Leading research teams using cutting-edge facilities
  • Outstanding selection of courses across 17 faculties

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