Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture – Program Description

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