BACHELOR OF SCIENC IN LANDSCAPE DESIGN
The Bachelor of Science in Design programme is an inspiring, rigorous and practical curriculum that offers students the unique opportunity to use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Currently, few tertiary institutions in the country run a comprehensive academic curriculum in Landscape Design.
The B.Sc. Landscape Design students will undertake the same courses in the foundation level with other students in the B.Sc. Interior Design, Graphic Design and Fashion Design programmes. The foundation of the programme introduces students to the multi-disciplinary fundamentals of design across different facets of design, such as techniques in form-making and conceptual visualisation. The design elements progressively increase in depth and complexity over the next three years with the introduction of the landscape specialisation area interwoven with research, skills and visualisation to enhance the academics with profession-specific requirements.
Central University is committed to the highest standard of learning and teaching experience, educating students to become professional providers of services and products in the landscape design environment. The University, therefore, believes that mounting this programme will expand the career opportunities in the design industry for many Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) and West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) graduates and their equivalent school leavers. The programme will also create opportunities for the large body of mature candidates desiring to improve their potentials to move up the professional ladder in the landscape design industry.
The programme aims to offer an exceptional professional education programme that equips graduates with a repertoire of technical knowledge, creative skills and practical expertise to address design, development, construction and preservation of the built and natural environments and to ground the educational, research and service activities of the school within a global context.
The objectives of the programme are to produce landscape design professionals equipped with the necessary technical skills and aesthetic aptitude:
to develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform landscape tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world;
to build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills to design
sustainable landscape features and products for a wide range of users; and
to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the works of others.
Entry requirements for admission of students
Admission into the programme is open to SSSCE/WASSCE, HND graduates, GCE and Mature applicants:
Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) Holders/Graduates:
Credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics, plus any three (3) elective subjects;
West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Holders/Graduates:
Credit passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus any three (3) elective subjects.
General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level Holders/Graduates: Passes in three (3) subjects (at least, one of the passes should be Grade D or better). In addition, the applicant must have had credit passes (Grade 6) in five GCE Ordinary Level subjects (or its equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject (for non-science students) and an Arts subject (for science students).
Applicants with at least 2nd Class Lower Division HND or an equivalent certificate in a design-related programme from any recognised University or Polytechnic will be admitted to Level 200 of the programme. The applicant must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience.
• The applicant must provide an inductor letter from employer or show any
other proof of employment-related to the intended area of study; 5
The applicant must be at least 25 years old; The applicant must show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of birth date;
Holders of WASSCE, SSSCE or any other nationally recognised standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis) who do not qualify for direct entry but are 25 years of age or above.
The applicant must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination (English Language, Mathematics and an Aptitude Test) and a selection interview conducted for short-listed candidates. Instead of the examination, the applicant should show proof of credit passes in English and
Mathematics in WASSCE or any other nationally recognised standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis).
The applicant must have qualifications equivalent to WASSCE, SSSCE,
OND, or GCE ’A’ Level to be considered for admission or any other nationally recognised standard High School level examinations (for qualifications from countries outside WAEC’s aegis).
All foreign qualifications are to be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission. Applicants should have their results translated into English Applicants should be able to read and write in English.
Applicants may also be required to pass an entrance examination and an interview.
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