LAR-81812 BSc Thesis Landscape Architecture


Studiepunten 12.00

Course coordinator(s)dr. dipl. ing. S Stremke
dr. ir. M Brinkhuijsen (2nd semester)
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. M Brinkhuijsen
dr. dipl. ing. S Stremke
and Scientific staff
Examiner(s)dr. dipl. ing. S Stremke
dr. ir. M Brinkhuijsen

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English

Mandatory knowledge:

for specializaton A: YRM-21306 and LAR-35806


The BSc thesis is the completion of the BLP program. The thesis effectively involves research-based learning on the basis of a societal problem. The chosen problem, to be freely chosen or offered by the staff, should meet 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. 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. The course program of the BSc thesis Landscape Architecture will be closely geared to the program of the BSc thesis Spatial Planning. 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 project plan, including personal port folio and learning objectives;
- create a research-based design on different scale levels and carry it the necessary research to support te proposed design;
- reflect on the research and design process, the results, the own disciplinary approach and the personal learning objectives.


All products contribute to the final grade:
- project plan;
- report and posters;
- chapter on self reflection.


Literature is not available.

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScA: Landscape Architecture1,2,3,4,5,6