Why study Managed Landscapes at Dal?

Learn hands-on skills in our campus gardens

Whether your goal is to pursue a career right after graduation or continue on to degree studies, the Managed Landscapes program at Dalhousie's Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, N.S. will prepare you for the future. You'll find solutions to environmental challenges and do creative and meaningful things to landscapes that will improve the quality of other people’s lives.

Degree overview

Diploma: Technology Diploma, DipTech
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture
Department: Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences
Campus: Agricultural Campus, Truro
Program Length: 2 years
Program Start: September

What will I learn?

Studies begin in the first year with required courses, allowing you to build your knowledge in plant identification and use, as well as landscape construction applications. This wide range of courses allows you to discover and develop your interests.

You’ll take five courses per term, on a wide range of topics, from entomology to horticulture engineering and surveying. In second year, you can choose an elective course that will allow you to focus on a subject of particular interest to you.

Sample courses:

  • Wood Construction Techniques
  • Greenhouse Crop Management
  • Plant Propagation

You'll also be required to take these workplace readiness certificates, including Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), Emergency First Aid, and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)..

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Download the Managed Landscapes Factsheet [PDF -1.5Mb]

Careers and future study

This program will help you prepare for a career in a variety of locations and sectors, including landscaping firms, planning agencies, recreational parks, institutions, or in self-employed roles such as landscape horticultural technologists. You could pursue a career such as:

  • city parks manager
  • crew leader/climber and certified arbourist
  • golf course manager
  • graden designer
  • grounds supervisor

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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