LAR-24306 Landscape Engineering


Studiepunten 6.00

Literature study
Course coordinator(s)dr. dipl. ing. S Stremke
ir. G Bartelse
Lecturer(s)JR de Vries
dr. dipl. ing. S Stremke
ir. G Bartelse
ir. JW Schavemaker
Examiner(s)dr. dipl. ing. S Stremke
ir. G Bartelse

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

LAD-10806, LUP-11803, LAR-22806, LUP- 22806


Landscape engineering concerns the application of both scientific and engineering knowledge to plan and/or design well-functioning physical environments. Interrelating natural and social processes of the landscape form the basis for well-considered choices concerning landscape design and planning. As such, landscape engineering considers a wide range of measures on different scales, from the level of regional and local land use organization to the level of building materials and tree species. It offers an introduction on the technical aspects to come to these process oriented decisions in landscape planning and design. This knowledge enables students to develop functional and feasible landscape interventions.
This course provides the students with qualitative and quantitative data on key categories in landscape engineering to adapt the physical space to become more suitable to future land use. Knowledge on the use of physical spaces, soil, water, vegetation and built elements will be considered as tools that help to materialize state of the art design and planning challenges.
The lectures focus on the technical conditions, opportunities and restrictions of contemporary landscape construction and organization. This should enable students to facilitate and integrate landscape developments on different scale levels. Students will be challenged to apply this information in practical exercises for actual landscape transformations in rural and (peri-)urban situations on site level, local and regional scale.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain in individual and group exercises the technical characteristics of landscape elements by using compendia;
- interpret a design or project assignment in terms of technical data;
- identify a selection of tree species, materials and constructions;
- appraise the qualities and applications of a selection of trees, materials and constructions in design and planning situations;
- discriminate the coherences of construction and maintenance costs as related to general principles of project management, budgeting and contracting;
- discriminate the most common operational design and planning processes on the most common scale levels.


Lectures, guest lectures, discussions, cases/assignments and self study.


Assignment results (50%) and written exam (50%).


A reader and a literature list will be available at the start of the course.

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc2MO
Verplicht voor: WULAPBSc Minor Landscape Architecture and Planning2MO