LAR-81812 BSc Thesis Landscape Architecture


Credits 12.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Course coordinator(s)dr. dipl. ing. S Stremke
ir. G Bartelse
Lecturer(s)ir. G Bartelse
dr. dipl. ing. S Stremke
and Scientific staff
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. A van den Brink

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English

Mandatory knowledge:

LAR-28306 Studio Urban Design and LAR-35806 Studio Regional Design.

Assumed knowledge on:

- students should have actively attended all study activities of YRM-21306 Research;
- methodology for Human Environment Interactions.


The BSc thesis is the completion of the BLP program. The thesis involves research-based design on the basis of a societal problem. The problem will be offered by the staff and meets with the required complexity for BSc-level and enable students to demonstrate not only BSc-level competences with regard to their academic knowledge and skills, but also that they can independently conduct the necessary preliminary study and bring it to a satisfactory conclusion. Each semester two topics are provided, each with 1-2 supervisors. If students successfully pass the BSc Thesis they have proven to be ready for the MSc Program.
Students are expected to make a design on different scale levels. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration can be part of the study, but the students will be assessed on their individual competences.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- apply different design theories, approaches and practices;
- represent future landscapes, and to be familiar with different types of design processes and can distinguish different design methods;
- present the results of a design and/or research process both visually, orally and in text;
- carry out a descriptive and critical analysis of the physical and social dimensions of the development of the landscape under the influence of natural and cultural processes;
- execute a landscape research under supervision, formulate a research proposal, extract research questions from design practice and execute a literature review;
- give evidence of scientific curiosity and pro-activity;
- express an opinion, and have a critical attitude and is able to reflect on personal thinking and action;
- organize individually a well-managed research and/or design process and work according to planning.


The course consists of three parts:
- formulate a thesis proposal, including personal portfolio and learning objectives;
- create a research-based design on different scale levels and carry out the necessary research to support the proposed design;
- reflect on the research and design process, the results, the own disciplinary approach and the personal learning objectives.


The thesis proposal, report and posters, chapter on self-reflection and the final presentation and discussion will be evaluated and contribute all to the final mark. For the assessment we will make use of the LAR BSc Thesis evaluation form.


Some basic literature will be provided at the beginning of the course by the supervisor.

Compulsory for: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScA: Landscape Architecture6WD