Urban and Landscape Architecture
Studying Landscape Architecture in Turkey
An overview of the landscape architecture major:
The landscape architecture major combines an art major with a science major as it is concerned with the increasingly complex relationships between nature and the built environment.
Landscape architects who study this specialty work on planning and designing traditional places such as gardens, cemeteries, commercial centers, university campuses, transportation facilities, waterfront projects, institutional centers, etc., in addition to planning and designing the restoration of natural sites, such as wetlands, forest lands, mined environmental areas, stream corridors, and much more. They also undertake planning and preservation projects for regional, local, and national historic sites, thanks to their appreciation of landscape, historic, and cultural resources.
Advantages of studying landscape architecture in general and in Türkiye in particular:
As a result of the importance of landscape architecture in our time and the great role of its engineers in planning, designing and managing lands, universities took care of it and studied it as an independent specialty, most notably the universities of Turkey, which every year receive large numbers of students who choose it for its many advantages that distinguish it from other universities in the world. Among those features:
Qualifying students and equipping them with a large amount of knowledge that qualifies them to enter the labor market with high efficiency
Provides many job opportunities due to the constant need for landscape architecture specialists
Practical practice and application in addition to theoretical study
Possibility to work independently
Possibility of studying specialization in Turkish or English
Acceptable and low tuition fees in Turkish universities compared to others
Certificates from Turkish universities recognized all over the world
Low cost living in Türkiye compared to others
Scholarships and scholarships for foreign students offered by Turkish universities
Availability of the best academic staff specialized in landscape architecture
Duration of studying landscape architecture in Türkiye:
The number of years of studying landscape architecture is 4 years distributed over 8 semesters, and the period may be increased by an additional year, which is considered a preparatory year in which the language is studied, in the event that the student does not have a language certificate.
Lessons and contents of the landscape architecture major in Türkiye:
Among the most important major courses taught in the field of landscape architecture, we mention the following, bearing in mind that these courses or their designations may differ from one university to another:
Meteorology and Climatology
General knowledge of soil
History of landscape art
Perspective drawing technique
Urban recreation area planning
Planning a rural recreation area
Ground quality classification techniques
Equipment and tools used in the landscape architecture profession:
Earth measuring devices
Soil plowing and leveling tools
The best Turkish universities that study landscape architecture:
The best private universities to study landscape architecture in Türkiye:
Among the public universities that study landscape architecture in Türkiye:
Bursa Technical University
Recep Tayyip Erdogan University
Istanbul Technical University
Izmir Democratic University
Costs of studying landscape architecture in Türkiye:
Tuition fees and costs in Turkish public universities differ from their costs in Turkish private universities, where public universities are less expensive than private universities. In general, studying in Turkey's universities, whether private or public, is considered low-cost compared to the costs of studying in universities in other countries.
It is worth noting that some universities allow studying this major in English.
Costs of studying landscape architecture in public universities in Türkiye:
Tuition fees for landscape architecture in public universities in Turkey are estimated at about (500 to 1200) US dollars annually.
Costs of studying landscape architecture in private universities in Turkey:
It is higher than the tuition costs in public universities.
Landscape architecture specialist salary:
The salaries of landscape architects start from (6500) Turkish liras to reach approximately (8000) Turkish liras per month, as it depends on the number of years of experience of the engineer and the type of sector in which he works.
Fields of work in the field of landscape architecture:
Job opportunities for landscape architects include working in a number of government institutions or private companies, including:
Work in municipalities
Work in contracting companies
Work in the General Directorate of Highways
Work in private departments
Work in site coordination and design companies
Work in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Work in the academic field
Their chances of getting the best jobs increase with the increase in their practical and scientific experience.
The skills required and developed in the study of landscape architecture:
The landscape architecture major requires the availability of many skills, capabilities and attributes in the students who want to study it. These are various skills that fall into different fields such as mathematics, numbers, landscape architecture, and others, which require high capabilities that help the specialist achieve success in his work and studies. These skills include:
Be patient and be careful
Love cooperation and teamwork
To have an aesthetic artistic view
Constant self-development and increase of knowledge
The ability to approach events from wide angles
Adapting to changes
The ability to work in an organized manner
Have a creative sense
The ability to imagine the relationships of form and space
Possessing the general culture