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Environmental Engineering and Landscape Architecture, BSENVE

The combined major in Environmental Engineering and Landscape Architecture focuses on the design of infrastructure to meet the challenges of complex urban environments in the era of climate change.

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Environmental engineering and landscape architecture both confront the complex infrastructural interactions between the natural and the built environment. Both professions have critical functions that are essential in the development of society in terms of planning and designing more sustainable cities. The synergy between these two professions introduces engineering students to the conceptual and practical content of landscape planning to shape cities that are both resilient and humane. Successful graduates from this degree are prepared to design and build projects that can be translated into reality to meet our world’s most pressing needs.

Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate from Northeastern University with a degree in architecture, architectural studies or landscape architecture will be able to:

  1. Utilize design processes and two- and three-dimensional representation skills for deciphering, communicating, and shaping the built environment.
  2. Analyze the reciprocal influences among global socio-cultural and historical contexts, built environments, and the communities that inhabit them.
  3. Apply knowledge of design methods that ensure sustainability, resilience, health, safety, and welfare in the built environment.
  4. Acquire skills of communication and collaboration necessary for managing complex projects and working with diverse constituents.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental constructions systems and how building technologies impact the built environment.
  6. Employ research methods to analyze and decipher complex environments.
  7. Identify the diverse range of professional practices and regulations applicable to designing the built environment.
  8. Understand the ethical responsibilities involved in designing the built environment.


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