What will I learn?

The programme was designed and implemented since 1993 which was inspired on the core understanding of Man as the steward of the Earth and based on the design and built philosophy. It aims to produce professionals who are competent and technically knowledgeable as well as being critical and creative in problem solving on issues pertaining to aspects of heritage, tropical, urban and natural resources.

Landscape architecture combines both art and science. It is a profession that involves the design, planning and management or exterior spaces through the use of land and water elements in creating outdoor spaces which are practical and aesthetically pleasant. The works of a landscape architect does not only add value but also provide comfortable outdoor environment in residential areas, work and playing spaces. Landscape architecture is a discipline that covers a diverse scope ranging from the design of exterior landscapes within urban, rural, communal, ecological and regional areas. Landscape architects serve not only as designers but help to create landscape that responds to human habitation in diverse cultural and ecological contexts.

Learning Outcomes

Comprehend knowledge related to environmental aspects, technology, culture, design and theory into landscape architectural projects.

Comprehend and apply appropriate and practical technological knowledge and theories into landscape architectural projects.

Critically evaluate, plan, organize, direct and control landscape architectural management resources i.e. manpower, money, materials and machineries.

Communicate effectively landscape architectural aspects via visual and verbal techniques including ICT for a given audience.

Communicate effectively and work collaboratively as a team with clients, allied professionals and community while undertaking a range of different team roles.

Independently acquire and understand landscape architectural knowledge.

Showing professional commitment and personal integrity in the service of landscape architecture practices that comply with the code of ethics and behaviour.

Demonstrate the ability of entrepreneurial and management skills including resourcefulness.

Show proactive and astute leadership skills in an organization.

Career Prospects

Graduates of the programme can work as:

Landscape architects

Research officers at research institutions, universities and industries

Academicians at universities, polytechnics and colleges

Graphic illustrators and designers

Nursery operators

Landscape contractors

Landscape managers

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 4 years and maximum of 6 years)

Tuition fees
Semester 1 fees: RM 7,550; semester 2 – 6 fees: RM 27,000; Total fees: RM 34,550
Start date

Expected February, September 2021


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Level 1, Block S19,



81310, Malaysia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’ Level , Diploma in the related field or other equivalent pre-university examinations. English Language requirements: A minimum score of 500 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (or TOEFL (IBT) > 59) or an overall band score of 5.5 in IELTS (Academic) or an overall band score of 5.5 in TEEP (UTMSPACE) or an overall band score of 3 in MUET (STPM holder) or Completion of ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) Level 107 or higher.

For international students

A Senior High School Certificate/Senior Secondary School/other equivalent pre-university qualifications from government schools (with a period of at least 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary)

Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Applicant must fulfill one of the options below:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - The minimum scores of 500 (PBT TOEFL) or 59 (IBT TOEFL)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - A minimum overall score of 5.5 in IELTS (Academic)

Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR) - The minimum scale of B2 in CEFR

ELS Certified Intensive English Programme (CIEP) - Completion of Level 107 or higher

Malaysian University English Test (MUET) – for STPM holder only: The minimum band 3 and above