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Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Rural Systems Engineering focuses on the exterior environments of urban and rural areas. Based on ecology, engineering, and a broad understanding of culture, the department suggests new ideas for rural areas and provides the basic knowledge required for effective planning, design, construction, and management of exterior environments. The department consists of two programs of study: landscape architecture and rural systems engineering.

Korea has limited natural resources. Consequently, most land is used by the service industry or as production sites for the infrastructure necessary for economic growth. The postindustrial society, which gives more emphasis on humanities and individual values, often changes the use and value of land from production to more creative and multipurpose space. In order to prepare for these changes, we must map out a plan to make creative use of space, and implement it practically.

The department has various practical training programs and utilizes new theories from numerous fields to promote a competitive research-oriented university The department educates students and makes an effort to effectively use land through ecologically sound and sustainable programs, recognizing that Korea is an essential part of the larger world.
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  • Program in Landscape Architecture
  • +82-2-880-4870
  • +82-2-873-5113
  • 200-9208
Landscape architecture is the art and science of making our environment more beautiful, useful, and healthy. The landscape architecture program takes aim at creating functional, human, and artistic environments by harmonizing the values of humans and nature. Therefore, the program in landscape architecture has an educational objective to teach the abilities needed in planning, design, construction, and management for various projects ranging from residential gardens to urban plazas to large-scale land development. Students participate in various activities and lectures to develop design skills and to learn the basics of natural science, social science, engineering, and aesthetics. Students study dendrology and plant ecology in spacious arboreta, and learn computer application skills with CAD, GIS programs, and new high-tech devices. In the undergraduate courses, students learn about basic theories and techniques required in landscape architecture. In the graduate courses, in-depth studies regarding landscape architecture are carried out by studying various landscape architectural theories and participating in practical projects.

After graduation, students can work as landscape architects designing parks, residential complexes, and resorts. Or as planners carrying out regional or land use planning. Graduates can also work as public officials dealing with administration works related to parks and landscape, and many of them become researchers or professors in various schools and research institutes.
Name Major TEL Email
Pae, Jeong-Hann
Integrated Design & Landscape Aesthetics +82-2-880-4877 jhannpae@snu.ac.kr
Lee Dongkun
Landscape Ecology & GIS +82-2-880-4875 dklee7@snu.ac.kr
Jeong, Wook-Ju
Landscape Design +82-2-880-4873 wookju@snu.ac.kr
Associate Professor
Ryu, Youngryel
Environmental Ecology +82-2-880-4871 yryu@snu.ac.kr
Yoon HeeYeun
Landscape Planning +82-2-880-4876 hyyoon@snu.ac.kr
Kang, Jun-Suk
Landscape Construction and Engineering +82-2-880-4872 junkang@snu.ac.kr
Assistant Professor
Choi, YoungJoon
Landscape Design Performance +82-2-880-4887 yj.choi@snu.ac.kr