Second-cycle study programme (postgraduate)
  1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Second degree studies do not take less than 3 semesters. The number of hours should not be less than 900. The number of ECTS points should not be less than 90.

  1. GRADUATE’S QUALIFICATIONS

In comparison with first degree studies, a graduate should have extended knowledge within the scope of natural, agricultural, technical and social sciences as well as fine arts. He/she should have the abilities to carry out research, design and implementation tasks within the scope of: shaping landscape in the scale of a region, including national parks, scenic parks and other legally protected areas; shaping landscape in a local scale, including the protection and revitalization of historical urban and rural layouts as well as shaping urban and open landscapes, including those surrounded with engineering structures. A graduate ought to be prepared for cooperation with representatives of other disciplines having an impact on the content and form of a landscape. A graduate should be prepared for working in: units which prepare designs of managing objects of landscape architecture; units of governmental and self-governmental administration; units preparing strategies, studies and blueprints of spatial management plans, urban and rural designs; managements of national and landscape parks; research institutions as well as research and developmental centres; institutions dealing with consultancy and popularization of knowledge within the scope of protecting and shaping landscape 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 ought to be prepared to continue education at third 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 60 7
B. GROUP OF MAJOR CONTENTS 180 18
Total 240 25

 

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 within the scope of:                                                      
60 7
 1. History and theory of shaping spaces 30
 2. Environmental sociology and psychology 30
B. GROUP OF MAJOR CONTENTSEducational contents within the scope of: 180 18
 1. Spatial planning
 2. Shaping the landscape of cities
 3. Shaping the landscape of rural areas
 4. Landscape protection
 5. Landscape engineering
 6. Spatial information systems

 

III.3 SPECIFICATION OF LEARNING CONTENTS AND OUTCOMES

 

  1. GROUP OF ELEMENTARY CONTENTS
  2. Education in the field of the history and theory of shaping spaces

Learning contents: Urbanism, architecture and landscape architecture against the background of cultural transformations as well as geographical, social, economic and political conditions. Aesthetics of shaping spaces. Selected issues from the theory of urbanism and ruralism. Contemporary theories concerning the structure and functioning of landscape.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: using knowledge within the scope of the history and theory of shaping spaces in actions related to the formation and protection of landscape.

  1. Education in the field of environmental sociology and psychology

Learning contents: Methods and techniques of sociological research with reference to the city and the countryside. Relationships between the features of a space and social life. Psychology of perception. Review of the laws and principles of the perception of the surrounding world. Psychological conditions of the behaviours of individuals and communities. Processes of transformations of the social and spatial structure of the city and the countryside. Social territorial diversification. Social problems of recreation in an open space. Interpersonal contacts and bonds – their relationship with the features of a landscape. Social conflicts related to spatial management. Landscape in social awareness.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: defining relationships between the forms of land management and man’s mental needs; perceiving relations between the forms of land management and social life; using knowledge in the formation and protection of landscape.

 

  1. GROUP OF MAJOR CONTENTS
  2. Education in the field of spatial planning

Learning contents: Relations between spatial management, spatial policy and spatial planning. Spatial planning system in Poland and other countries of the European Union. Role of spatial planning in landscape formation. Economic and social aspects of protecting and shaping landscape. Social participation in the spatial planning process. Procedure and methods of spatial planning. Problems of shaping landscape in spatial management plans. Problems and methods of landscape studies for the needs of regional and local planning.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: understanding connections between spatial planning, environmental protection and landscape formation; preparing research surveys for the needs of spatial planning; elaborating on planning documents for the local planning level.

  1. Education in the field of shaping the landscape of cities

Learning contents: Functional and spatial structure of the city. Technical infrastructure of the city. Protection of the natural and cultural heritage of the city. Principles of shaping urban complexes. Elements of urban composition. Landscape urban layouts. Programming and designing green areas. Shaping public spaces. Principles and examples of restoring and revitalizing urban areas. Material administrative law within the scope of urban design.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: shaping the landscape of a city adequately to its location, the features of the natural environment as well as the cultural, social, technical and economic circumstances.

  1. Education in the field of shaping the landscape of rural areas

Learning contents: Development of agriculture in the world and in Poland. Development of agricultural settlement in Poland. Influence of industrial economy on transformations of rural landscape. Components of rural landscape. Contemporary transformations of rural landscape. Recreational use of rural areas. Principles of shaping the landscape of rural areas. Principles of afforestation. Material administrative law concerning rural design.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: shaping the landscape of rural areas adequately to the features of the environment as well as the economic, cultural, social and technical circumstances.

  1. Education in the field of landscape protection

Learning contents: Managing landscape resources. Protection of the environment and nature. Law concerning the protection of natural resources, cultural values and landscape formation in Poland. Environmental management systems. Principles of preparing protection plans. European system of landscape protection. Economic and financial instruments for enterprises within the scope of landscape protection. Environmental monitoring.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: landscape protection with the application of accessible legal and economic means; preparing protection plans.

  1. Education in the field of landscape engineering

Learning contents: Specificity of interdisciplinary actions combining technical and biological solutions which aim at protecting the proper functioning of a landscape. Degradation of waters, soils, grounds and plant cover. Biological methods of purifying surface waters. Preventing underground water pollution. Technical and biological means serving the renaturation of surface waters. Stormwater management. Reclaiming degraded areas. Reclaiming and managing waste storage yards. Geotechnical and biological methods of counteracting the development of undesirable geodynamical processes. Technical and biological development of watercourses and reservoirs. Technical and biological solutions serving to steer processes of the migration of wild animals.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: identifying the causes of landscape degradation; applying solutions which prevent and counteract unfavourable landscape transformations; applying technical and biological solutions aiming at the rational management and protection of landscape resources.

  1. Education in the field of spatial information systems

Learning contents: Theory of information systems. Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Generating, collecting, processing, analyzing and presenting data. Landscape aspects of GIS. Equipment requirements, programs and information on databases and on interpreting programs. Numerical methods of processing information gained from aerial photographs and satellite images. Layers, their formation, edition and application. Tools operating on objects, layers and libraries – translation, digitalization, edition and analysis. Cartographic mapping. Binding spatial objects with descriptive data. Numerical landscape models. GIS aided design.

Learning outcomes – skills and competences: using geographic information systems practically in the formation and protection of a landscape.

 

  1. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  2. At least 50% of the timetable should be reserved for design, auditory, laboratory or field classes.
  3. A student receives 20 ECTS points for preparing Master’s thesis and preparations for the diploma examination.
publication date: 09-07-2014    edit: 09-03-2015