Technische Universität Berlin
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Landschaftsarchitektur, B. Sc.

Program overview

Since the end of the 20th century, our cities, nature, and landscapes have been subject to accelerating changes. Rapidly progressing transformation processes within Europe and around the world are changing urban and rural areas alike. Open spaces and landscape are becoming increasingly important for people, and societies are confronted with significant challenges when navigating this transition. The bachelor’s program in Landscape Architecture provides you with an initial professional foundation as a landscape architect. You learn to understand and design open spaces. Your work serves to make the environment in which we live both more livable and more attractive, making it suitable for the future. Your studies focus on practicing the design skills needed in landscape architecture while including ecology and environmental protection in your designs.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply to the Landscape Architecture program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

The Landscape Architecture bachelor’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission.

Program structure

The bachelor’s program in Landscape Architecture is a project program in which studios, that is specific projects in landscape architecture, play a key role. The studios enable students to work together in an interdisciplinary way on tasks and problems from the areas of landscape architecture, environmental planning, and ecology. They serve to teach and provide an opportunity to practice analytical tools (theories, methods, techniques) and develop model solutions on the levels of planning, society, construction, and design. The studio work also includes excursions.

The program is divided into compulsory, compulsory elective, and elective components. The compulsory component encompasses a total of 132 credit points including the studios, projects, and bachelor's thesis. In the compulsory elective and elective components, you must take a total of 48 credit points.

The objectives and structure of the program as well as the examination requirements and details on how the examinations are carried out are set down in the study and examination regulations. 

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four semesters. You can find it as an annex to the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Landscape Architecture is modular in design. A module combines curriculum content relating to a specific topic. Modules often include a variety of different study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

A current overview of all modules is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The MTS also provides an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the contents of modules, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, types of assessment, etc. The module catalogue is based on the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

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Internships

As part of the professional project, you must complete an internship. This also serves as a prerequisite for registering for the bachelor's thesis.

Further information is available in the program’s internship regulations.

Stays abroad

You can generally complete parts of the program abroad, either in the form of study abroad or internships. General information concerning stays abroad is available from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) or the Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

As a student in the bachelor's program in Landscape Architecture, you benefit from a qualified education providing a high degree of subject expertise. The focus is on training your landscape architectural design skills at all levels of scale across the spectrum of landscape architecture as well as the step-by-step planning methodology from concept to details to execution. The program's structure and focus on the many levels of design in the projects provides you a great deal of freedom for your individual interests and skills. You can design open spaces and landscapes on various spatial levels (from the concrete location to the neighborhood to the region of the city) and in different natural and socio-cultural contexts. You are able to work across scales and strategically implement the solutions you developed at the conceptual level.

After your studies

TU Berlin provides the unique opportunity to combine the landscape architectonic education with special qualifications in the areas of ecology, environmental planning, nature conservation, and architecture and urban development. This form of teaching sound design, representational, ecological, and sociocultural principles in a way that is focused on how they interact creates the best starting point for your later professional career in landscape architecture. At the same time, the foundation is laid for the master's program, which qualifies you for management positions in architectural offices, construction and planning consortia, public administration, or in academia. A professional project and the possibility to study abroad open up more perspectives to the professional world and strengthen your international networks.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Subject-specific Counseling and Services

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