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M.Arch-Landscape Architecture

M.Arch-Landscape Architecture

School of Architecture & Planning (SAP)

  • Program Code

    00908

  • Level

    Post Graduate

  • Duration

    2 Years

About the Programme

M. Arch in Landscape Architecture is a two-year professional postgraduate programme structured to provide students with advanced design and planning skills. This multidisciplinary programme applies the principles of Architecture, urban design, urban planning, agriculture, soil science, and even psychology, among other fields in order to design outdoor spaces and structures for beautification purposes.

With more cities being planned around the world there is an immense need for city planners who understand the art and maintain the harmonious balance between concrete and greenery.

The programme has an interdisciplinary dimension with ecology, urbanism, horticulture, history and theory as well as aspects of regional and environmental planning incorporated. This is a studio-lab intensive course with an additional commitment to computational skills and methods as well as emerging design paradigms.   The programme inculcates critical, reflective and research abilities in students.

This course is for individuals who...

have a sensitive and responsible outlook towards nature, in addition to being a creative technical person. The candidate must possess the ability to ideate and create sustainable options.

Students who are looking for...

a fulfilling career by working seamlessly with other architects to create functional designs that are both beautiful and naturally sustainable must opt for this programme.

Course Fee
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
For National Students 65 000 1 26 000
For International Students 2050 4000
Course Structure

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MAR 101

Design Studio - I

2

2

8

8

2

MAR 102

Urban Design

2

-

2

3

3

MAR 103

Contemporary Architecture Trends & Theories

1

-

2

2

4

MAR 117

Research Techniques in Architecture & Planning

2

-

-

2

5

MAR 107

Low Cost Building Design & Techniques

2

-

2

3

6

MAR 106

Elective 1: Architecture Conservation

2

-

-

2

7

MAR 119

Elective 2: Theory of Architecture Education

8

MAR 120

Elective 3: Theory of Landscape Architecture

 

Credits in Term 1

 

 

 

20

MAR 101: DESIGN STUDIO- I : The course aims to enable students to acquire a comprehensive base of knowledge required for the practice of architecture & develop awareness in physical context about implications of limited sources in design decision making.  The Course deals with project of a large magnitude.

MAR 102: URBAN DESIGN:  The course introduces the basic elements principles and techniques of urban design so as to develop an understanding of the broader aspects and issues that bear upon the conception and design of built environment and public spaces at urban level.

MAR 103: CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE TRENDS & THEORIES:  The course focuses on developing in the students an awareness of the reasons for contemporary architectural theories.  Also enables them to acquire an in depth knowledge of contemporary architectural trends study the works of architects practicing in definable style of contemporary architecture

MAR 107: LOW COST BUILDING DESIGN AND TECHNIQUE :The aim of the subject is to introduce students to various aspects of Low Cost building design systems and techniques which can play a role in decreasing the cost of construction as well as the role of building material reflecting the architectural character of the region/ area.

MAR 111: RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING:

The course aims to make students understand importance of research in architecture and the theoretical and practical significance of research types of research in process of formulating a research plan various methods of research their applications data and simple statistical analysis interpret and infer from the data.   Also makes the student capable to understand methods of technical writing and presenting a research report.

MAR 106: ELECTIVE 1 - ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION: Introduced to the role of conservation architects types and methodology of architectural conservation with team of experts from fields related to architectural conservation.

MAR 110: ELECTIVE 2 - ARCHITECTURE EDUCATION-CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES :The idea of the  course is to make the students understand the diversity and fast paced dynamics of Architecture profession to be incorporated and adapted in Architecture Education.  Also to develop skill in the use of fundamental teaching procedures techniques and methods of teaching.

MAR 120 : ELECTIVE 3 - THEORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE :  The objective of this course is to familiarize the students with basic concepts of Landscape Architecture   and to sensitize the students with the status of landscape resources available in the world

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MAL 101

Landscape Architecture Design Studio - I

2

2

12

10

2

MAL 102

Site Planning and Landscape Engineering – I

1

-

2

2

3

MAL 103

Evolution of Landscape Architecture – I

2

-

-

2

4

MAL 104

Ecology Ecosystems Plant Processes and Vegetation

2

-

-

2

5

MAL 105

Geology Hydrology and Geomorphology

2

-

-

2

6

MAL 106

Remote Sensing Land Information System and GIS

1

1

-

2

 

Credits in Term 2

 

 

 

20

MAL 101: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO – I: The course aims to enable students to acquire a comprehensive base of knowledge required for the practice of landscape architecture and Develop awareness in the physical context about implications of limited sources in design decision making.

MAL 102: SITE PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE ENGINEERING – I:The objective of this course is to familiarize the studentsSite planning process Site Survey and Appraisal and produce Landscape working drawings: Format and logical representation of information.

MAL 103: EVOLUTION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE – I:The course aims to develop an analytical approach to the study of theory developing an attitude towards critique and evaluation of choices for design decisions in varied contexts of space and time. Appreciation of scale in terms of garden landscape and nature.

MAL 104: ECOLOGY ECOSYSTEMS PLANT PROCESSES AND VEGETATION: The course introduces the Plant Kingdom and attributes of different types of plant for their application in a sustainable manner.

MAL 105: GEOLOGY HYDROLOGY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY:The course aims to familiarise the students with the data related to the landscapes their impact and effective utlisation for a successful landscape plan.

MAL 106: REMOTE SENSING LAND INFORMATION SYSTEM AND GIS:        The course introduces the concept of GIS and remote sensing and their application in Landscape Architecture.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MAL 201

Landscape Architecture Design Studio - II

2

2

12

10

2

MAL 202

Dissertation

2

2

-

4

3

MAL 203

Site Planning and Landscape Engineering – II

1

-

2

2

4

MAL 204

Evolution of Landscape Architecture – II

2

-

-

2

5

MAL 205

Plants & Design

1

1

-

2

 

Credits in Term 3

 

 

 

20

MAL 201:LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO – II:The course aims to enable students to design Relatively large scale exercise of analysis and proposals related to Landscape of:Institutional Campuses Urban civic spaces at urban design scale and Transportation and interchange systems and complexes and Eco-Tourism projects.

MAL 202:DISSERTATION:The course requires the Student to  pursue a research with depth of inquiry criticality and logic and carry out an in-depth investigation of an area of landscape architecture that he/she is interested in. The students are guided in their work by their selected / appointed guides throughout the courses to produce an illustrative written dissertation.

MAL 203:SITE PLANNING AND LANDSCAPE ENGINEERING – II: The objective of this course is to familiarize the students components of Landscape Engineering and their consideration in Site Planning and Landscape design. Appraisal of site factors in large scale developments with above correlation. Use of relevant software and advanced mapping technology for analysis.

MAL 204: EVOLUTION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE – II:The course is designed to familiarse the students with socio cultural impact of Industrialization and Urbanisation and to bring  an understanding of the Open Space Developments and various movements From 19th Century to present.

MAL 205: PLANTS & DESIGN: The course aims at the preparation of planting concepts planting plans and plant schedules for various scales of project.

S.No.

Course Code

Course Title

L

T

P

Credits

1

MAL 210

Design Studio – III (Thesis)

4

5

14

16

2

MAL 211

Landscape Economics Project Management and Professional practice

2

-

-

2

3

MAL 212

Landscape Conservation and Regional Landscape Planning

2

-

-

2

 

Credits in Term 4

 

 

 

20

Total Credits: 80 credits

Minimum Credits essential for the Programme:80 credits

MAL 210: DESIGN STUDIO – III (Thesis): Each student is required to select a topic for an architectural design thesis project of a large magnitude set in an urban context including site planning and landscape. The focus is on Research oriented towards establishing a strong theoretical background for the chosen subject and Application to a Landscape Planning or Landscape Design proposal with appropriate details.

MAL 211: LANDSCAPE ECONOMICS PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: THE course deals with the economics of Landscape Development and familiarise students with the construction administration and Implementation process and highlight the roles of a Landscape Architect.

MAL 212: LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION AND REGIONAL LANDSCAPE PLANNING: The students will learn The application of landscape planning techniques to large-scale developments such as infrastructure and power projects extractive and manufacturing industry new towns and urban extensions and developments for tourism and eco-tourism.

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • B.Arch. with minimum 50% marks
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Landscape Designer
  • Urban Designer
  • Architect
  • Master Planner
  • Scrum Master
  • Sustainability Consultant
  • Infrastructure Project Manager
  • HUDCO
  • DDA
  • MES
  • DLF
  • Hiranandani
  • Omaxe
  • Assotech

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