Architecture Program

The Architecture program has been developed to build up competencies in creativity, design, visual and digital communication, project development and management as well as legal frameworks. The architecture program emphasises students to experience the stimulation of artistic sensitivity and creativity with a focus on environmental responsibility. The program aims at developing the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully design, plan, and draw an architectural project, for entities at local and international level. The program offers comprehensive understanding of a variety of design concepts, design principles, drawing, presentation methods and techniques in a global context providing industry standard knowledge on leading computer- aided design programs (CAD). Our graduates will be able to critically think on current environmental issues and design in a responsible manner within the field of Architecture.

The main goal of the BS in Architecture program is to prepare highly educated, creative, environmentally responsible professionals in the Architecture field. The program’s qualification objectives are to support personal development of students, involving them in practical and research activities in the field of Architecture that will contribute in students’ local and international employability. Students will be engaged in activities such as creative design, architectural expression and presentation, 3D modeling, Computer-aided design, architectural project management, contributing to the framework of industry standards at an international level. The program will prepare students for active citizenship, forming appropriate cultural, social and behavioral skills.

Upon completion of the undergraduate degree program in Architecture students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate critical thinking through a self-reflective process of conceptualization and design thinking that is open to consideration of alternative perspectives by analyzing, evaluating, and synthesizing ideas and information gathered through applied research grounded in information literacy.
2. Implement complex two and three-dimensional graphic representation techniques using a wide variety of traditional and digital media, to reflect on and explain the architectural design process to a wide range of stakeholders.
3. The knowledge and ability to apply a design decision-making process through appropriate technical documentation in a manner that is client-centered, sustainable, aesthetic, cost effective, and socially responsible.
4. Incorporate a wide range of technical skills and professional architectural knowledge during schematic design to demonstrate a comprehensive application of life safety, accessibility, and sustainability issues in making sound design decisions across varying scales and levels of complexity.
5. Demonstrate the ability to synthesize a wide range of variables into an integrated design solution by employing appropriate building materials, building systems, and construction practices grounded in environmental stewardship and based on sound research and design decisions across varying scales of systems and levels of complexity.
6. Understanding how to collaboratively lead teams of stakeholders in the process of conceiving, developing and implementing solutions to problems in the built and natural environments, utilizing knowledge of the diverse forms and the dimensions of professional practice along with associated ethical, legal, financial and social responsibilities.
7. Apply math, physics, logic as reasoning skills to investigate problems related to force resolution in structural systems, thermal heat gain and loss in buildings, material quantity estimates, budget management, and life-cycle cost analysis.
8. Demonstrate information literacy through applied research by raising clear and precise questions, using abstract ideas to clarify and express information, and considering diverse points of view, to reach well-reasoned conclusions and evaluate options against relevant design criteria, building standards, and program requirements.
9. To build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on the study and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural, and environmental contexts. students must also be able to use a diverse range of skills to think about and convey architectural ideas, including writing, investigating, speaking, drawing, and modeling.

As an architect you'll design new buildings or extensions or alterations to existing structures, and advise on the restoration and conservation of old properties. You may work on individual buildings or on large redevelopment schemes, and your responsibility can extend to the design of the surrounding landscape and spaces. Working closely with clients and users, you'll make sure that projected designs match requirements and are functional, safe and economical. You'll usually control a project from start to finish and work with a number of construction professionals, including surveyors and engineers.

Architectural Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • CAD technician
  • Fire risk assessor
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Urban designer


Architectural Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

  • Building surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Estates manager
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Landscape architect
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Production designer, theatre/television/film
  • Structural engineer
  • Town planner
  • VFX artist

 

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