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 BS in Architecture program’s primary objective is to train highly educated, creative, and environmentally conscious individuals in the field of architecture. The program’s aims are to foster students’ personal development by involving them in practical and research activities in the field of architecture that will enhance their local and international employability. Students will participate in activities such as creative design, architectural expression and presentation, 3D modeling, computer-aided design, and architectural project management, all of which contribute to the international framework of industry standards. Students shall be prepared for engaged citizenship via the development of appropriate cultural, social, and behavioral skills.
As an architect, you will design new structures, additions, and adjustments to existing structures, as well as provide advice on the restoration and conservation of historic properties. You may work on single structures or on large-scale redevelopment projects, and your responsibilities may include the design of the surrounding environment and public areas. You’ll collaborate closely with clients and users to ensure that proposed designs meet criteria and are functional, safe, and cost effective. Generally, you’ll oversee a project from beginning to end and collaborate with a variety of construction specialists, including surveyors and engineers.
Program graduates will be equipped with all the knowledge, skills and competencies that comprise the program learning outcomes (PLOs) to successfully join the architecture work environment. 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.
Implement complex two and three-dimensional graphic representation techniques using a wide variety of traditional and digital media.
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.
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.
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.
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.