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Institute for life, food and horticultural sciences and landscaping

Landscaping and Engineering MSc

A 3- or 5-year course

The training course takes place over 3 years (B3-M2) or 5 years (B1-M2), depending on the recruitment path.
The first 3 years of the course (B1-B3) are shared with the specialities of Horticultural Sciences and Landscaping.
Specialities (Horticultural Sciences or Landscaping) are chosen at the end of B3.
At the end of B2, students may choose the apprenticeship path for the Horticulture and Landscaping speciality.

The lessons of the core training course cover three broad areas:
- biological and agricultural sciences: general biology, botany, plant physiology, plant and ecological protection, plant improvement and genetics, etc.
- engineering sciences : mathematics, statistics, physics and chemistry, etc.
- economics, humanities and social sciences: economics and management, law, communications, project management, languages, etc.
Particular attention is devoted to introducing the professional sector through visits and internships.

Details of Course structure

3-year course : 1 year of training and 2 years of specialization

  • 1st year: B3

Students are placed in a pre-professional situation and introduced to the technical, economic and social realities of the work of a plant scientist.

  • 2nd and 3rd year: M1 and M2

Students acquire real expertise in the field of landscape development and engineering.

5-year course : 3 years of training and 2 years of specialization

  • The 1st year: B1 

Students follow a course of practical training: a series of field trips helps them to understand the relationship between the plant and its environment, and the college’s experimental gardens allow students to carry out practical projects in horticulture and landscaping, from design through to completion.

  • The 2nd year: B2

A year focussing on business culture: introductory lessons on economics, sociology, accounting, and practical experience (a 3-month internship in a company).

  • The 3rd year: B3

Students get to grips with the tools and concepts required to perform the duties of a plant scientist, before choosing their future specialization.

  • The 4th and 5th years: M1 and M2

Students acquire real expertise in the field of landscape development and engineering.