Diploma in Landscape Architecture

Diploma in Landscape Architecture

Intakes: March, June/July & Sept/Oct
Mode of Study: Full Time
Duration: 2.5 years
Credits: 94
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Architecture is not limited to buildings only, it can go beyond that.

Through this programme, students will be equipped with knowledge, vital technical skills, techniques and excellent communication skills, vital to becoming a good landscape architect in the future.

Is this programme for me?

Maybe you could ask yourselves:

  • Are you creative?
  • Are you into art and drawings?
  • Are you a curious and self-expressive individual?
  • Are you interested in the development of things outside such as parks, recreational facilities and open-spaces?

If you have these criteria, Landscape Architecture is the course for you.

What will I learn?

Students will have the opportunity to design a variety of outdoor spaces. Through their design, students can transform spaces to places that show and identify appropriate functions and purposes for the specific users in mind.

Plant elements, building materials and its components are rightly incorporated in the landscape design in the process.

Learning is effectively accomplished through lectures, discussions, observation and hands-on experience on numerous live projects. Students will experience outdoor site trips throughout the course. A compulsory Landscape Industrial Training caps off the learning experience of the student.

What should I expect?

This programme provides a strong foundation in planning, designing, managing and implementing aspects of landscape, both in the man-made and natural outdoor environments.

Students will be equipped with requisite practical skills, knowledge and creativity so that they are competent in developing a sustainable environment and possibly transforming a space to a place.

SPM or O-Level graduates and those who have completed their foundation studies may apply for this diploma programme.

What are the career prospects?

Among the projects that you can work on are:

  • Academic campuses
  • Conservation
  • Corporate and commercial complexes
  • Gardens and Arboreta Green Infrastructure
  • Historic Preservation and Restoration
  • Hospitality and Resorts
  • Interior Landscapes / Land Planning / Landscape Art
  • Monuments and Parks
  • Residential areas
  • Security design
  • Stormwater Management
  • Streetscapes and Public Spaces
  • Therapeutic Gardens
  • Transportation Corridors
  • Urban Design

Jobs directly related to your diploma include:

  • Technical Assistant to Landscape Design Consultant
  • Project Site / Landscape Maintenance / Parks and Recreational Supervisor
  • Plant Nursery Assistant Manager
  • Theme Park / Golf Course Assistant Designer

How much will I make?

The average salary for fresh graduates ranges from RM 2,000 onwards and is commensurate with their skills, abilities and experience. Salary may differ based on the landscape architecture establishment and the market that the graduate is attached to. The earning would be substantial when the landscape architecture business is setup in the future.

Did you know?

Do you know the origin of the word ‘Landscape’?

Landscape was originally a painting term in the 17th century from the Dutch word ‘landschap’ which means “land” or region, and “scap” which means ship or condition. In 1886, a more familiar interpretation of the German word landschaft came into common usage to denote a “tract of land with its distinguishing characteristics”.

A word of advice

There is a meaningful quote which brings a deep meaning and which those who are in this field can relate to.

“The seeds we sow today will grow to serve as shades for weary travelers tomorrow”

- Nike Thaddeus

This quote conveys the meaning that whatever we grow now will benefit in the future.


SPM/SPMV Minimum 3Cs
O-Level Minimum 3Cs
UEC Minimum 3Bs
Certificate/SKM III Minimum CGPA of 2.00 with a C in SPM
SAM/ HSC/ AUSMAT TER/UAI: Average of 50% or higher in 5 subjects (including Drawing and English)
CPU/ CIMP Average of 50% or higher in 6 subjects (including Drawing and English)
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognized by the Malaysian Government
Additional Drawing Test/ Portfolio Needed if without pass in Art subject in SPM or without Drawing subject in SPM
PTE 36
Cambridge English 140


Year 1

Landscape Construction I, Bahasa Kebangsaan A / B (National Language A / B) / Professional Correspondence/Intercultural Communication, Basic Landscape Design I, Basic Landscape Design II, Graphic Communication, Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Landscape Construction II, Pengajian Islam / Pendidikan Moral (Islamic Studies / Moral Studies)/ Drug Abuse and Society, Plant Material I, Technical Drawing I, Technical Drawing II, Technical English I

Year 2

CAD I, Computer Graphic, History of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Nursery Management, Landscape Construction III, Landscape Design I, Landscape Design II, Landscape Design III, Oral Presentation,  Pengajian Malaysia (Malaysian Studies), Plant Material II, Technical English II, Football I, Netball I, Badminton I, Futsal I, Team Building

Year 3

CAD II, Landscape Design VI, Topical Study



  • Technical Assistant in Landscape Design Consultant
  • Project Site / Landscape Maintenance / Parks and Recreational Supervisor
  • Plant Nursery Assistant Manager
  • Theme Park / Golf Course Assistant Designer

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