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.
Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)
- PEO1:  Students shall be able to define architectural designs that satisfy both aesthetics and technical requirements with the adequate acquired knowledge of the history and related fields. They shall be able to appraise the physical problems, technologies and functions of buildings and summarize so as to provide justified internal conditions of comfort and protection against the climate.
- PEO2:  Students shall have an understanding of the relationship between people and buildings, and distinguish between buildings and the environment, thus being able to able to analyze the methods of investigation and illustrate the preparation of the brief for a design project.
- PEO3:  Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of an    architect in society and at the same time have the ability to display sensitivity towards concerns for environmental and energy issues.
- PEO4:  Students shall be able to appraise themselves with the design skill necessary to meet building users' requirements within the constraints imposed through adequate knowledge of the industries, organizations, regulations, and procedures.
Program Outcomes (PO’s)
- PO1: Architectural knowledge : Apply the knowledge of design, science, engineering fundamentals, and architectural specialisations to the solution of complex architectural problems.
- PO2: Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex architectural problems reaching substantiated conclusions using  principles of design and architecture
- PO3: Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex architectural problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
- PO4: Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
- PO5: Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern architecture and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex architectural activities with an understanding of the limitations.
- PO6: The architect and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional architectural practice.
- PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional architectural  solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
- PO8: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the architectural practice.
- PO9: Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.
- PO10: Communication: Communicate effectively on complex architectural activities with the architecture community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation,  make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- PO11: Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the architecture and  management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
- PO12 Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and  life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.