First- cycle study programme (undergraduate)

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

First degree studies do not take less than 7 semesters. The number of hours should not be less than 2,400. The number of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points should not be less than 210.

  1. GRADUATE’S QUALIFICATIONS

A graduate should have knowledge in the field of natural, agricultural and technical sciences and fine arts as well as the ability to apply it in professional work maintaining the legal and ethical principles. He/she should have the abilities to shape objects of landscape architecture in accordance with man’s utilitarian, mental and biological needs. A graduate ought to be prepared to: do inventory work in objects of landscape architecture; assess plant cover at objects of landscape architecture; prepare designs of managing objects of landscape architecture, including historical ones; build and look after objects of landscape architecture; supervise implementing and nurturing work in objects of landscape architecture; manage units dealing with the design, construction and protection of objects of landscape architecture as well as cooperate with other specialists participating in the design, construction and care of objects of landscape architecture. A graduate should be prepared to work in: units preparing designs of managing objects of landscape architecture; units implementing and looking after objects of landscape architecture; units of governmental and self-governmental administration as well as the school system – after completing the teaching speciality (in accordance with the standards of education training to practise the profession of a teacher). A graduate should know a foreign language at the B2 level within the Common European Framework of Reference at the Council of Europe and have the ability to use the specialist language in the field of this curriculum. A graduate ought to be prepared to take up second degree studies.

 

III. FRAMEWORK CONTENTS OF EDUCATION

 

III.1 GROUPS OF EDUCATIONAL CONTENTS, MINIMUM NUMBER OF HOURS FOR ORGANIZED CLASSES AND MINIMUM NUMBER OF ECTS POINTS

  hours    ECTS
A. GROUP OF ELEMENTARY CONTENTS 180 18
B. GROUP OF MAJOR CONTENTS 690 70
Total 870 88

 

III.2 COMPONENTS OF EDUCATIONAL CONTENTS IN GROUPS, MINIMUM NUMBER OF HOURS FOR ORGANIZED CLASSES AND MINIMUM NUMBER OF ECTS POINTS

  hours   ECTS
A. GROUP OF ELEMENTARY CONTENTS
Educational contents in the field of:                                                      
180 18
 1. Mathematics 60
 2. Descriptive geometry 30
 3. Plant biology 30
 4. Ecology 30
 5. History of art 30
B. GROUP OF MAJOR CONTENTS
Educational contents in the field of:
690 70
 1. Drawing and sculpture
 2. Physiography
 3. Pedology
 4. Plant cover and fauna
 5. Construction, building installations and materials science
 6. History of horticulture
 7. Engineering graphics
 8. Geodesy
 9. Principles of landscape design
 10. Design of landscape architectural objects
 11. Construction and protection of landscape architectural objects
 12. Law, economics and management

 

III.3 SPECIFICATION OF LEARNING CONTENTS AND OUTCOMES

 

  1. GROUP OF ELEMENTARY CONTENTS
  2. Education in the field of mathematics

Learning contents: Matrix calculus. Vector as a geometrical element. Vector calculus. Geometrical interpretation of scalar, vector and mixed products. Straight lines on a plane. Planes. Plane equations. Axes of coordinates. Second degree curves. Third degree parametrical curves. Hermite and Bezier’s curves. Areas of revolution. Second degree areas. Parametric bicubic areas.

Mathematical analysis – functions and derivatives, differentials. Indefinite and definite integrals – applications in calculations of areas and volumes. Elements of statistics.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: applying mathematical methods while analyzing the features of a space; defining the elements of a space and their properties with reference to vector graphics; understanding and describing spaces with the mathematical language; comprehending procedures within the techniques of computer-aided design.

  1. Education in the field of descriptive geometry

Learning contents: Methods of mapping the elements of a space. Projecting. Kinds of projections. Orthogonal projection. Basic constructions in orthogonal projection. Mathematical and topographical areas. Monge’s projection of the elements of a space. Basic constructions in Monge’s projection. Transformations. Rectangular and oblique axonometrics. Perspective and axonometrics in the rendering of landscape architectural objects.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: mapping and transforming spaces geometrically; understanding documentation drawings.

  1. Education in the field of plant biology

Learning contents: Basics of plant systematics. Structure and functions of the plant cell. Functional tissue layouts – the principles of their functioning. Developmental anatomy of the root and the sprout. Morphogenesis of blossoms, fruits and seeds. Plant water management. Photosynthesis and plant breathing. Mechanisms of regulating life processes. Mineral nutrition. Role of phytohormones and other regulators in morphogenesis. Transport and distribution of assimilates. Modification of the structure and functioning of plants as a reaction to environmental factors. Interdependences between plants and the environment.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding relationships between the construction of plant organs and their functions; comprehending connections between plants and the surrounding environment; understanding plants’ reactions to various environmental factors.

  1. Education in the field of ecology

Learning contents: Ecology as a domain of natural sciences – its relationships with other sciences. Directions of the development of ecology. Flow of energy and matter circulation in nature. Levels of organizing ecological systems. Abiotic and biotic environmental factors. Organisms versus the environment. Bioenergetics of organisms. Tolerance. Adaptation. Ecological niche. Populations, reproduction capacity, mortality. Migrations and their significance. The island theory and the theory of metapopulation. Structure of populations – age, sex, space, social life. Life strategies.

Types of interaction between various species. Interdependences within competition and exploitation. Biocenoses and ecosystems. Trophic structure. Biogeochemical cycles. Productivity. Ecological succession. Interactions between populations.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding ecological processes; using ecological processes in actions related to landscape formation.

  1. Education in the field of the history of art

Learning contents: History of art from primitive to contemporary societies. Elements of architecture and urbanism in the history of art. Place of landscape architecture in culture. Elements of archeology and ethnography in the history of art.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding art in the context of ideological, cultural, material and social circumstances; characterizing and recognizing individual styles in art.

 

  1. GROUP OF MAJOR CONTENTS
  2. Education in the field of drawing and sculpture

Learning contents: Drawing from nature and imagination. Drawing sketches and landscape studies. Light and colour phenomena, texture of surfaces, geometrical structures, plant structures. Drawing studies of compositions of volumes and landscape. Landscape painting compositions. Perspective. Spatial drawing and painting presentations of designs. Drawings, paintings, axonometric and perspective sketches. Sculptural compositions. Transforming two-dimensional design concepts into diverse spatial presentations. Elements of photography and technical graphics.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: using drawing, sculpture, photography and artistic techniques for the purposes of spatial analysis and transferring information on landscape.

  1. Education in the field of physiography

Learning contents: Types of the natural landscape in Poland. Geological construction and geomorphology of Poland. Minerals and rocks. Geodynamic processes. Physiochemical properties of grounds. Surface and underground waters in Poland. Hydrological cycle, water balance. Migration of selected elements. Hydrological phenomena. Climatic conditions. Components of climate. Climatic processes. Acoustic climate. Mesoclimates, topoclimates and microclimates. Polish climate. Plant landscapes in Poland. Natural functioning of landscape. Relationships between the features of the elements of the natural environment, natural processes and phenomena and the forms of land management. Types of the natural environment in Poland. Sources of information about land – primary map, topographical maps, thematic maps, aerial photographs and satellite images, atlases, yearbooks, monographs. Systems of natural information and its application. Natural conditions and design decisions.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding relationships between the features of the elements of the natural environment, natural processes and the forms of using land; defining the features of the natural landscape in Poland; using the sources of natural information practically; combining decisions concerning various forms of land management with natural conditions.

  1. Education in the field of pedology

Learning contents: Characteristics of bedrock. Role of loamy minerals. Soil-forming factors, genetic levels. Physical, physiochemical and chemical properties of soils. Organic matter of soils. Macro- and microcomponents. Systematics of soils. Transformations in anthropogenic soils. Soil maps. Recognition of types, kinds and species of soils. Simplified methods of researching the physiochemical features of soils.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding the essence of soil-forming processes; comprehending relationships between the physical, chemical and biological features of soils and the conditions of the development of plants; recognizing types, kinds and species of soils; using the sources of information on soil conditions.

  1. Education in the field of plant cover and fauna

Learning contents: Factors influencing the formation of plant cover. Characteristics of plant communities. Indictor properties of plant cover. Settlement requirements of plants. Adaptive abilities of plants and plant communities. Resistance of plant settlements and communities to unfavourable external impacts. Symptoms proving the degradation of plant settlements and communities. Methods of researching and classifying plant cover. Systematics and nomenclature of ligneous plants. Morphological features of selected families, kinds, species and varieties of trees and shrubs. Distinguishing features and values of ligneous plants. Conducive and limiting factors of applying ligneous plants. Herbaceous plants applied in parks and gardens. Division of herbaceous plants into groups. One- and two-year plants. Perennials. Applications of ligneous and herbaceous plants. Animals and their settlements. Factors influencing the appearance of animals. Animals in parks and gardens. Synanthropization.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding relations between a settlement, a plant, plant communities and animals; recognizing and using plants in landscape formation.

  1. Education in the field of construction, building installations and materials science

Learning contents: Traditional and modern building and installing technologies meant for: (1) roads, park and garden squares, (2) drainages and irrigations, (3) water reservoirs, (4) garden architecture, (5) recreational, sports and entertainment facilities and objects, (6) illumination. Wooden constructions. Wall constructions of ceramic elements and light concretes. Foundations and revetments. Principles of shaping constructions of reinforced concrete, stairs, benches and foundation bases. Metal constructions. Requirements for materials applied in the formation of landscape architectural objects. Characteristics of landscape architectural objects. Technical norms binding in construction industry.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: applying technical building and installing solutions in objects of landscape architecture.

  1. Education in the field of the history of horticulture

Learning contents: History of horticulture from ancient times till the present day. Position of horticulture in the history of art. Division of the history of horticulture into periods. Ancient gardens, medieval gardens, modern gardens, contemporary gardens. Gardens of the Middle and Far East and their influence on the development of horticulture in Europe. Polish horticulture. Monuments of horticulture in Poland.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding relationships between art and horticulture; defining the style of a horticultural work.

  1. Education in the field of engineering graphics

Learning contents: Geometrical bases of technical drawing. Normative forms of graphic record – projecting, drawing sections, dimensioning. Basics of work in CAD (Computer Aided Design) programs. Flat drawing – using layers and blocks. Preparing documentation on the basis of flat drawings. Elements of spatial modelling. Generating perspective depictions. Rendering of designs. Setting printout parameters. Processing graphic data.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: mapping the measurable features of objects; applying computer aided design.

  1. Education in the field of geodesy

Learning contents: Situational measurements. Axes of coordinates on a plane. Methods of measuring angles and lengths – rangefinders and theodolites. Measurements of height – method of geometrical levelling, technical surveyor’s levels, levelling networks, trigonometric levelling. Situational and altitudinal measurements, tachymetry, classic and electronic tachymeters, automation of tachymetric measurements. Geodesic warps. Elaborating on measurement results. Satellite system of localization – GPS (Global Positioning System).

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: choosing tools and techniques for measuring areas and field objects; elaborating on measurement results graphically and numerically.

  1. Education in the field of the principles of landscape design

Learning contents: Formulating a design assignment. Methodology of design. Man’s biological and psychical needs. Ergonomics. Perception of landscape. Characteristics of material applied in landscape formation. Basic aesthetical categories. Principles of shaping space. General principles of composition. Elements and principles of garden compositions. Sources and methods of gaining information used in design. Techniques of presenting designs. Landscape architect’s working technique. Trade ethics.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding relations between users’ needs, the features of a place and the form of land development; using a methodical approach while solving a design assignment; applying materials used in landscape formation; preparing the design of a simple object of landscape architecture and presenting it in a pictorial and descriptive form.

  1. Education in the field of designing landscape architectural objects

Learning contents: Categories of landscape architectural objects. Basics of designing landscape architectural objects resulting from the settlements of spatial management studies and plans. Social participation and the orderer’s participation in the designing process. Resolutions, instructions and norms concerning the design of various categories of landscape architectural objects. Principles of programming and designing landscape architectural objects. Principles of restorer’s protection. Design within the scope of preserving and restoring historical garden and landscape layouts. Specificity of a restorer’s work in garden objects. Restoration services. Legal conditions of protecting historical garden and landscape layouts. Method of a restorer’s proceedings – principles and manners of implementing. Protective zones. Contemporary tendencies in restoration. Adaptation of garden and landscape layouts for contemporary needs. Settlements and opinions making the basis for attaining a construction permit. Principles of preparing building designs. Formal requirements concerning building designs. Contracting designs. Specifying guidelines for designs of technical infrastructure. Principles of appraising design work. Preparing pre-measurements of works and cost estimates.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: formulating and realizing design assignments; using sources of information in design; choosing designing methods for a given assignment; preparing designs of landscape architectural objects within various types; preparing design documentation in accordance with the binding formal conditions.

  1. Education in the field of the construction and protection of landscape architectural objects

Learning contents: Preparing equipment operates for objects of landscape architecture. Principles of measuring up works. Technology and organization of construction works. Rights and duties of participants in the building process. Principles of keeping a construction register and a book of the receipt of work. Safety at work. Preparing land for works. Technologies of groundwork. Protecting vegetation and soil at the construction site. Transport and storage of plant material. Cultivating and fertilizing techniques. Construction of roads, squares and car parks. Construction of garden architectural objects. Techniques of sowing seeds as well as planting and replanting trees and bushes. Establishing lawns, flowerbeds, generic gardens and park undergrowth. Implementing restorer’s garden work in historical layouts. Machines and tools used for arranging objects of landscape architecture – their exploitation. Nurturing operates. Nurturing plant cover and open waters. Principles of taking samples for defining the fertilizing needs of plants. Fertilizing plants. Protecting plants against illnesses and harmful animals. Conservation of road surfaces, objects of garden architecture, water objects and facilities as well as draining and irrigating systems. Machines and tools used for nurturing works – their exploitation.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: arranging and nurturing objects of landscape architecture with the use of accessible technical and material means.

  1. Education in the field of law, economics and management

Learning contents: Material administrative law within the scope of using lands, location of investments and building activities. Regulations concerning spatial planning, protection of environment, nature and cultural values. Principles of the activity of public administration organs within the scope of the building process. Characteristics of planning documents at the local level. Legal bases for practising the profession of a landscape architect. Formal and legal procedures related to the establishment of a firm. Functioning of firms in Poland and other countries of the European Union. Business plan. Bases for managing a company. Company’s financial scheme. Basics of marketing. Procedures related to public commissions.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding legal regulations; applying legal regulations in professional activities; applying the principles of organization and management; managing a company; bookkeeping; running a marketing business.

 

  1. INTERNSHIPS

Internships should not take less than 8 weeks.

The principles and form of internships are specified by the university unit responsible for education.

 

  1. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  2. Teaching programmes should provide for classes in physical education – 60 hours, 2 ECTS points; foreign languages – 120 hours, 5 ECTS points; information technology – 30 hours, 2 ECTS points. Learning contents in the field of information technology: basics of information technologies, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, managerial and/or presentational graphics, services within information networks, gaining and processing information – it should make at least an appropriately selected subset of information included in modules required for attaining the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).
  3. Teaching programmes should comprise humanistic contents – at least 60 hours and 3 ECTS points.
  4. Teaching programmes should provide for classes in the protection of intellectual property, health and safety at work as well as ergonomics.
  5. At least 55% of classes should be design, field or auditory classes.
  6. A student receives 15 ECTS points for preparing the diploma work (engineering design) and preparations for the diploma examination.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

  1. FEANI (Fédération Européenne d’Associations Nationales d’Ingénieurs) criteria can be applied while creating the teaching programmes.
publication date: 09-07-2014    edit: 09-03-2015