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Diploma in Landscape Design & Horticulture (LDH)

The Diploma in Landscape Design & Horticulture is a broad based course which offers graduates a pathway into careers in Horticulture, Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture and Landscape Maintenance and Management. The course focuses on the integration of the biotic environment with the abiotic (ie the hard landscape). A knowledge of horticulture is a great advantage for landscape design and is crucial to bring about successful landscape implementation. This curriculum has received considerable praise from practictioners and academics in Singapore and the region. Thus the Diploma in Landscape Design & Horticulture provides a broad pathway for career development and the scientific basis of the course provides graduates with unique skills.

  • Is it necessary for students to undertake so many science based subjects?

    Most definitely. Landscape Design & Horticulture relies just as much on scientific principles as it does on creativity and "green fingers". The successful planting and maintenance of trees, ornamental plants and food crops relies heavily on a knowledge of soil science, plant pathology, entomology and chemistry. Different climatic conditions and new types of plants present new challenges for horticulture and landscape experts and to meet challenges, graduates must have a strong basis in fundamental and applied sciences. 

  • Level 3.1 has a more subjects than other semesters. Why is this so?​

    Level 3.1 modules are specialized modules, which allow students to integrate much of the knowledge gained in the first 4 semesters of this course. These modules will better equip students to undertake their Industrial Attachment programme.


  • Can I pursue further studies at the completion of the diploma?

    LDH Diploma graduates can proceed to further studies in wide range of areas at the

    • National University of Singapore
    • Nanyang Technological University
    • National Institute of Education and the
    • Singapore Management University

Graduates are eligible to apply to degree programmes in

  • Architecture
  • Education
  • Science / Life Science
  • Arts and Social Science
  • Law
  • Business
  • Management

Graduates can also pursue a wide range of courses in overseas universities including Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Botany, Plant Science, Environmental Technology, Agricultural Science, Science, Arts, Tourism and Business Management. Universities such as the University of Queensland, University of New South Wales and the University of Melbourne Melbourne offer up to 2 years exemption to their related courses.

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