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Faculty of Design and Environment

Professional Diploma in Landscape Architecture

Professional Diploma Landscape Architecture

Faculty : Design and Environment
Programme name : Professional Diploma in Landscape Architecture
Code : DS525105
Venue : THEi (Chai Wan Campus)


Qualifications Framework Professional Diploma in Landscape Architecture is recognised under the QF
QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 22/000001/L5 Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2022 to 31/08/2025




This programme is included under the Government’s pilot study scheme for students of professional part-time programmes in the 2022/23 academic year for students admitted to designated professional part-time programmes offered by VTC.  Successful applicants will be refunded 60% of the tuition fees of eligible programmes, subject to a maximum of $45,000 per person. Vplus scheme details.


Programme Description

This professional programme prepares students for the profession by adopting a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, incorporating essential understanding in environmental, cultural and social issues, and applying professional, ethical, and technical skills and knowledge for generating and executing plans to landscape planning, design, and solving management problems. Students will be equipped with the required intellectual, professional, and practical skills that align well with the industry’s requirements in the increasingly complex and dynamic situation when developing the built environment in the community. Furthermore, this programme provides a professional qualification pathway to those in-service practitioners for career advancement.


Career Paths and Articulation Opportunities
On completion of this Programme, graduates are equipped with necessary theoretical knowledge and professional skills in landscape architecture for professional advancement, such as landscape planning and design, landscape technology, visual communication, and professional practice. Graduates can develop or advance their career in public sectors such as various government departments and private sectors like consultant firms, developers or contractors, to take up positions of landscape designers, assistant landscape designers, or project managers for managing tasks, for example, related to site and environmental analysis and project management.


Graduates will also have the opportunities to further their studies at the taught Master level or to register for research postgraduate degree programmes in the field of landscape planning and design. The University of Gloucestershire (UoG) at the United Kingdom supported and confirmed that applicants holding qualifications/awards from THEi, including this Programme are eligible for admission to their Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture.


Entry Requirments

Admission is on a competitive basis where applicants are judged on their ability to meet the entrance requirements of the Programme. The minimum admission requirements of the Programme are as follows:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline; OR
  • A non-related Bachelor’s degree with minimum one-year relevant working experiences in landscape architecture or related field; OR
  • A Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in a relevant discipline with minimum two years of relevant working experiences in landscape architecture or related field.


Mode of Delivery and Programme Length
Part-time (weekday evening and/or weekend classess), 24 months (4 semesters)


Students can opt for an accelerated mode by completing the programme within 18 months (3 semesters). The 18-month mode provides a fast-track option for students to accerlerate their study by takiing extra modules in both Semester 2 and 3.


Tuition Fee and Caution Money

Total HK$92,800 (HK$92,400 being the tuition fee and HK$400 being the caution money), for AY2022/23 only.

After Vplus: HK$ 47,800 (SAVE HK45,000)


Medium of Instruction


Application Period 

The main round of application is now closed. However, we continue to accept applications subject to the availability of places. For enquires, please contact us at 3890 8323.


Fees are subject to annual reviews.  THEi reserves the right to cancel any programme/class, revise programme content or change the class commencement date/class venue if circumstances so warrant.