Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture aim to provide an architectural education to train a new generation of architects in theory and in practice to lead and shape our future living environment. Through the use of new digital tools and innovation in architectural and urban design, students will learn to adopt an ecological approach to design sustainable buildings and cities for the future. Our graduates are expected to be able to navigate the demands of the profession, and the dynamism and challenges the environment presents.  This is a five-year program.

Career Opportunities

There is a diverse range of job opportunities for graduates with a degree in architecture.   A typical graduate will find a broad spectrum of career opportunities in the public (governmental) or private sector.  A typical graduate today is likely to pursue any number of different opportunities over the course of a career including but not limited to architect, real estate developer, interior and spatial designer, building surveyor, commercial or residential surveyor, higher education lecturer, historic building inspector or conservation officer, landscape architect, planning and development surveyor, production designer, structural engineer, or town planner.

Program Outcomes

Students will focus on design ideas, innovation and conceptualization from the theoretical framework. Students need to adopt technological know-how and evidence based research in dealing with sustainability in architecture. Through the use of new digital tools and innovation in architectural and urban designing, students will learn to adopt an ecological approach to design sustainable buildings and cities for the future.
Graduates are expected to be able to navigate the demands of the profession, and the dynamism and challenges the environment presents.
Students are required to take all essential modules offered in the semester to which they have progressed, provided they have passed the relevant prerequisites. In addition, they may take modules to satisfy University and other requirements.

Bachelor of Arts, Architecture

Program Structure
Required Total Credits (172)
General Education
31
Architecture Major
123
University General Electives
18
General Education Courses (Required: 31 credits)
Architecture major students are required to complete the General Education courses listed below.
Course Code Course Name
Credit
BUSN 340 Business Communications
3
COMM 103 Oral Communications
3
ENGL 101 English Composition I
3
ENGL 102 English Composition II
3
GEOG 120 World Geography
3
HIST 130 World History  to 1500 C.E.
3
HIST 131 World History  1500  C.E. to the present
3
HUMN 101 Introduction to the Humanities
3
LEGL 230 Environmental Law
3
MATH 200 Business Calculus
3
SMNR 101 First Year Seminar
1
Total General Education Courses
31
Architecture Major Courses (Required: 123 credits)
Course Code Course Name
Credit
ADS 101 Architectural Design Studio I
6
ADS 105 Architectural Design Studio II
6
ADS 107 History and Theory of Architecture I
3
ADS 201 Architectural Design Studio III
6
ADS 202 Building Control Systems I
3
ADS 205 Architectural Design Studio IV
6
ADS 206 Building Materials and Methodology I
3
ADS 207 History and Theory of Architecture II
3
ADS 208 Project Management
3
ADS 209 Introduction to Landscape Architecture
3
ADS 210 Structure Principle I
3
ADS 211 Interior Design
3
ADS 301 Architectural Design studio V
6
ADS 302 Digital Modelling & Simulation
3
ADS 303 Theory of Urban Design & Planning
3
ADS 305 Architectural Design Studio VI
6
ADS 306 Building Materials and Methodology II
3
ADS 310 Structure Principle II
3
ADS 311 Structure Principle III
3
ADS 401 Architectural Design Studio VII
6
ADS 402 Building Control Systems II
3
ADS 404 Green Design and Urban Planning
3
ADS 405 Architectural Design Studio VIII
6
ADS 408 Architectural Construction
3
ADS 409 Indoor Environmental Quality
3
ADS 418 Building Energy Performance
3
ADS 488 Internship I (Architecture)
3
ADS 489 Internship II (Architecture)
3
ADS 496 Capstone Course (Architecture)
3
ADS 501 Advanced Architectural Design
6
ADS 502 Material Fabrication
3
ADS 503 Climate Design Architecture
3
Total Major Courses
123
Minor* / Electives (Required: 18 credits)
*Minors are not applicable for the Architecture program.
GER 204 Communication in Art/Design
3
GER 212 Entrepreneurship
3
GER 313 Human Resource Management
3
GER 314 Building Information Modelling
3
GER 504 Professional Practice
3
GER 505 Strategies for Sustainable Architecture
3
Total Elective Courses
18