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Landscape Architecture
Qualification Awarded

Landscape Architect

Level of Qualification

Bachelor of Science


Landscape Architecture, being a disipline, is a profession dealing with the design, planning, management and repair of the area by bringing together art, science, engineering and technology, which studies the concepts of planning, design, management, conservation and rehabilitation of nature, culture, history, sociological and social values in a systematic structure. 

Specific Admission Requirements

Admission to higher education is based on a nation-wide Student Selection Examination (ÖSYS). The examination is held once in a year and is administered by the Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Candidates gain access to institutions of higher education based on their composite scores consisting of the scores on the selection examination and their high school grade point averages.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

The students of our University have the right to request the recognition of their prior learning at different universities. For the recognition of their prior learning, they should submit their transcript and course contents to the relevant department in the first semester of their registration year.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Students, complete total of  240 ECTS credits and a GPA of weighted mean at least 2.00 out of 4.00, have a passing grade. Maximum study period to receive First Cycle Degree is 7 years.

Profile of The Programme

Department of Landscape Architecture was established on 24th September 2014 with in the body of Engineering-Architecture Faculty at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University. The department has started undergraduate program in 2016-2017 Academic Year Fall Semester. English preparation class is offered. There are three faculty members at the department.

Program Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this program, the students will be able to;
Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Landscape architects analyze, plan, design, manage, and nurture the built and natural environments. Landscape architects have a significant impact on communities and quality of life. They design parks, campuses, streetscapes, trails, plazas, and other projects that help define a community.

Access to Further Studies

The students graduating from this program may apply to graduate programs.

Examination Regulations, Assesment and Grading

All exams and other activities are graded based on 100 points. The midterm and final exams represent 40% and 60% of the final grade, respectively. However, a student who gets a grade below 30 out of 100 is graded as FF. A student obtaining one of the grades of (AA), (BA), (BB), (CB), (CC), (G), and (B) is considered successful in that course. To enter exams, students must meet following requirements that are specifically outlined in “Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Regulation for Vocational and Undergraduate Education and Examination”:

a) Enrolment for the course in question, 
b) At least 70% attendance of the course, 
c) At least 80% attendance of the practices in the course, 
d) Successfully completing practical projects. 
Other matters related to learning and exams are given in “Mehmet Akif Ersoy University Regulation for Vocational and Undergraduate Education and Examination”.

Grade conversion is carried out from the 100 grade scale into the Letter grade scale and 4 point grade scale using the table given below for Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Mehmet Akif Ersoy University.

Grade in Points Grade in Letters Grade in Points Status 90-100 AA 4,00 Successful 80-89 BA 3,50 Successful 70-79 BB 3,00 Successful 65-69 CB 2,50 Successful 60-64 CC 2,25 Successful 55-59 DC 1,75 Fail* 50-54 DD 1,25 Fail* 40-49 FD 0,75 Fail <= 39 FF 0,00 Fail - F1 0,00 Not Attended

*A student with a (DC) or (DD) grade is considered successful if they had a yearly Grade Point Average (GPA) of minimum 2.25 in the given year.
G: Successful in non-credited courses, internship, industry based training, professional orientation program, and the practice, 
K: Unsuccessful in non-credited courses, internship, industry based training, professional orientation program, and the practice,
M: Exempt,
B: Successful.

Graduation Requirements

It is required to succeed in all courses of the program (a total of 240 ECTS), have at least 2 (70/100) GPA over 4, present a graduation project and complete the internship period successfully.

Mode of Study
Full - Time
ECTS Coordinator

Prof. Latif Gürkan KAYA, PhD (Head of Department)
Assoc. Prof. Cengiz YÜCEDAĞ, PhD (ECTS Coordinator)


Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Faculty of Engineering Architecture, Dep. of Landscape Architecture, Istiklal Campus, 15030 Burdur/TURKEY
Phone: +90 248 213 27 14
Fax: +90 248 213 27 04

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix
Course Unit Title
Atatürk's Principles and Revolution History - I
Atatürk's Principles and Revolution History - II
Basic Information Technologies
Computer Aided Design I
Design for Everyone
Design, Technology and Society
Drawing and Graphics
Foreign Language - I
Foreign Language - II
Free Elective Course
Fundamental Design
General Mathematics
Graphic Design
Ground Cover Plants
Interpersonal Communication and Development
Introduction to Architecture
Introduction to Landscape Architecture
Landscape and Art History
Landscape Construction
Landscape Ecology
Landscape Engineering
Natural Vegetation
Occupational Health and Safety
Plant Material I
Plant Material II
Professinal Foeign Language
Soil Science
Studio I
Studio II
Turkish Language - II
Turkish Language -I
Evaluation Questionnaires
 1. Stating the content and objectives at the beginning of the course
 2. Supplementing the course with current issues
 3. The clarity of the exam questions and their appropriateness to the course
 4. The contribution of the course to your knowledge and skills
 5. Access to the course sources
 6. The relativeness of the course compared to the other courses in the department
 7. The selection of the sources according to the objectives of the course
 8. The contribution of the assignments to the course
 THE EVALUATION OF THE INSTRUCTOR Very Good Good Average Poor Very Poor No Idea
 1. The way the instructor handles the course
 2. The instructor's competence in answering the questions in the class
 3. The instructor's encouragement to take part in the class by allowing different ideas and comments
 4. The instructor's preparation for the class
 5. The efficient use of class time
 6. The instructor's in-class management
 7. The instructor's objective evaluation of the exams and assignments
 8. The instructor's punctual and regular attendance
 9. The instructor's rapport with the students
 10. The availability of the instructor’s time except for the class time and the sufficiency of the time s/he allocates to you
Graduates who successfully complete this program;
 1. have high level information and skills supported by the course books that include the most recent information, application equipment and other scientific sources related to education technologies, teaching profession, general information and basic sciences; use these informations and skills in daily life and in jobs,
 2. examine and evaluate concepts about education technology and teaching profession, ideas and data with scientific methods; diagnose, analyze and discuss complicated problems and subjects; develop suggestions based on scientific discoveries and evidences,
 3. inform the audiences who are not expert and do not have information about education technology and teaching profession; express related ideas about these problems and solutions with written and oral,
 4. have learning to learn, self control, critical thinking, creative thinking skills and perform independent studies related to study field,
 5. get responsibilities and try to produce solutions when faced with unexpected and complicated cases in applications of education technologies and teaching professions,
 6. know students’ interests, wishes and needs; know social, cultural and economic properties of families and environment; plan, apply and manage learning and teaching process suitable for these properties; get students active participation in learning process,
 7. know information about education technologies and teaching professions and comprehend adequately; have information about foreign language in level of communicating with professional colleagues,
 8. have information about computer software and hardware in level of teaching computer and information and communication technologies courses and supporting other teachers; use information and communication technologies,
 9. consider social, scientific and ethic values in levels of gathering data, analyzing, interpreting, announcing when doing teaching professions or working in private sector, being researcher or source of data,
 10. continuously try to develop with doing self assessment; be on new information and ideas ; play affective role in developing of themselves and their intuition; know and behave according to the laws about their job, main values and principles, know the rights about job security and social security; have conscious about protecting social values and environment,
 11. evaluate students’ improvement and learning, get students to evaluate themselves and other students; use the results of evaluation for better instruction; share the results with student, family, managers and teachers.

 1. Your percentage of attendance
 2. Did you do any preparations for this course? (except some activites like quiz, homework, labs,mid-term exams, final exams)


a. If yes, preparation time per week (hour)

 3. Did you do any assignments as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the assignments done

b. Average time spent in preparing the assignment (hour)

 4. Did you prepare any presentations or seminars as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the presentation/seminar done

b. Average time spent in preparing each presentation/seminar (hour)

 5. Did you take a midterm exam in this course?


a. If yes,number of the mid-term exams you done

b. The average time you spent on preparing for each mid-term exam (hour)

 6. Did you make any projects as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of the projects done

b. The average time you spent on doing each project (hour)

 7. Did you attend any laboratory work as a part of this course?


a.If yes, number of the laboratory works you attended

b.The average time you spent on each work (hour)

 8. Did you attend any field surveys as a part of this course?


a. If yes, number of field surveys you attended

b. If yes, the average time you spent on each survey (hour)

 9. Did you take the final exam of this course?


a. If yes, the average time you spent on the final exam (hour)


   1stYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  16160 Atatürk's Principles and Revolution History - I Required 2 2
  16101 Botany Required 3 4
  16103 Drawing and Graphics Required 3 5
  16111 General Mathematics Required 3 3
  16109 Geomorphology Required 2 3
  16107 Introduction to Landscape Architecture Required 3 2
  16195 Basic Information Technologies Required 3 3
  16105 Fundamental Design Required 3 4
  16170 Turkish Language -I Required 2 2
  16180 Foreign Language - I Required 3 2
    Total : 27 30

   1stYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  16260 Atatürk's Principles and Revolution History - II Required 2 2
  16108 Natural Vegetation Required 2 2
  16112 Meteorology Required 2 3
  16196 Introduction to Architecture Required 2 3
  16104 Perspective Required 3 5
  16106 Landscape and Art History Required 2 2
  16102 Topography Required 3 5
  16110 Soil Science Required 3 4
  16270 Turkish Language - II Required 2 2
  16280 Foreign Language - II Required 3 2
    Total : 24 30
    Annual Total : 51 60

   2ndYear (Fall Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  16203 Plant Material I Required 3 5
  16205 Landscape Construction Required 3 5
  16201 Studio I Required 5 6
- Free Elective Course   2 4
    Total : 13 20

   2ndYear (Spring Semester)
 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  16212 Design for Everyone Required 2 2
- Free Elective Course   2 4
    Total : 4 6
    Annual Total : 17 26

 Course Code Course Title Type of Course N.C.* ECTS
  16658 Ergonomics Elective 2 4
  16553 Photograph Elective 2 4
  16652 Entrepreneurship Elective 2 4
  16557 Graphic Design Elective 2 4
  16559 Occupational Health and Safety Elective 2 4
  16654 Interpersonal Communication and Development Elective 2 4
  16551 Music Elective 2 4
  16555 Painting Elective 2 4
  16656 Design, Technology and Society Elective 2 4
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