Certificate in Landscape Architecture


This course teaches the essential design concept and skills used in Landscape Architecture. In this course, you will learn how to perceive and analyze exterior space, and how designers think and navigate the design process in both two and three dimensions with advanced computer aided design tools. You will develop drafting, drawing, and spatial analysis skills as a way to best create sustainable, human-scaled spaces in a variety of exterior settings.


Module 1: Landscape Elements and Lighting

  • Basics Concepts of Luminaire
  • Luminaire Configuration File
  • Introduction of Landscape Elements and Lighting
  • 3D Working Area Construction
  • Luminaire Arrangement
  • Luminaire Effect Calculation
  • Documentation

Module 2: Design Aesthetics Implementation

  • Design Environment Overview
  • Working with JPEGs
  • Working with Tools
  • Creating Image Composites
  • Blending Composite Images
  • Working with Images
  • Exploring Image Modes
  • Applying Colors 
  • Working with Layers
  • Working with Vector
  • Creating Special Effects
  • Saving Completed Images
  • Blending Modes
  • Link to Web

Module 3: Computer Aided Design and Presentation

  • Introduction
  • 2D Design Concept
  • 2D Design Application
  • Making Changes in Your Drawing
  • Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
  • Setting Up a Layout
  • Printing Your Drawing
  • Text
  • Hatching
  • Adding Dimensions
  • 3D Advance Design Concept
  • Basic 3D Design Application
  • Using Advanced 3D Features
  • Editing and Visualizing 3D Solids
  • 3D Design Application

Module 4: Landscape Design Studio

  • Introduction
  • Landmark Setup
  • Plotting the Existing Site
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Planting Design
  • Presentation and Printing