Four years of academic study are required in order to graduate as a landscape architect. Upon completion of four years of study, the graduates of the Landscape Architecture track can also obtain a “Registered Landscape Architect” certificate delivered by the Engineers Registrar (the official in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in charge of the granting work permits in the engineering and architecture professions).
Undergraduate studies in the Landscape Architecture track take place in small groups, in an intimate atmosphere, with the friendly and personal assistance of the teaching and administrative staff. The curriculum is designed to provide the student in Landscape Architecture with a broad theoretical and professional knowledge in a variety of areas of knowledge that are essential for his/her training as landscape architect. The studies include a series of planning workshops (studio courses) in which the students deal with some of the major issues in landscape design and planning.
The curriculum, in the Landscape Architecture track, is based on an overall approach to planning the physical space, with an emphasis on design, planning, ecological, cultural and social aspects. In the course of the studies, the students deal with a variety of subjects, including landscape planning in built areas, landscape planning and the conservation of open spaces, landscape planning of large infrastructure systems (e.g. railroad tracks, roads, and power stations), and more.
The studies focus particularly on a number of areas of knowledge: landscape design and planning, theory and history, engineering design, planning and management of environmental and landscape resources and vegetation. The curriculum also includes subjects, such as history of culture and psychology for planners, introduction to ecology and theory of soil. While studying in the Landscape Architecture track, the students are also exposed to courses in other tracks, such as architecture, urban and regional planning, and environmental engineering.
Graduate Studies – Architecture
The graduate track in Architecture and Town Planning was the first of its kind in Israel and remains the only one offering a Ph.D. The course is of a research and critical nature and is intended to provide students with advanced professional knowledge and research capability in selected areas of architecture and urban design.
Options for Ph.D. studies:
- Ph.D. track in architecture
- Ph.D. track in environmental studies
Options for graduate studies in the faculty that are not part of the double major track:
- Studies with research thesis, thesis project, or final paper, for the degree of “Master of Science in Architecture”
- Studies with a research thesis or a final paper, for the degree of “Master of Science”
- Studies without a thesis, for the degree of “Master in Architecture and Urban Planning 1”, which is a professional degree
- Studies without a thesis, for the degree of “Master in Architecture and Urban Planning 2”
- Studies with thesis, thesis project or final paper, for the degree of “Master’s degree in Architectural Science – Urban Construction
The course offers research and specialization in four main tracks:
- History and theory
- Green architecture
- Urban design
- Digital architecture
It also enables research in architectural planning and urban construction, technology and industrialization of construction, human-environment relations, thinking and education in planning and design, conservation of buildings and sites. Studies in the program grant an M.A. or a Ph.D.