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A bachelor's degree is a hallmark of higher education. It is given to those who dedicate three to seven years studying a specific program. A bachelor's degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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BEng Architectural Engineering

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

This programme is specially designed to produce architectural engineers with sound knowledge, problem-solving skills and comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of building design that combines the precision of civil, structural and building services engineering principles as well as the creativity of architecture. [+]

Bachelors in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. Overview China is witnessing rapid economic transformation alongside unprecedented urbanisation, so architectural engineers will be able to take full advantage of the country's evolution. BEng Architectural Engineering graduates are technical professionals with an international outlook that can meet the industry development requirements of the next century. This programme is specifically designed to produce architectural engineers with sound knowledge, problem-solving skills and a comprehensive understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of building. The principles and precision of civil, structural and building services engineering as well as the creativity of architecture are combined in this unique programme. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. ACCREDITATION BEng (Hons) Accredited CEng (Partial) This degree is accredited as: 1. fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). 2. partially satisfying the educational base for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). A programme of accredited Further Learning will be required to complete the educational base for CEng. See www.jbm.org.uk for further information and details of Further Learning programmes for CEng. Unique selling points of the programme The BEng Architectural Engineering programme is intended to bring together the creativity of building design and the precision of engineering analysis to give a well-rounded education that includes a rigorous and sound engineering background along with design-studio work. It is designed to: • give students an optimal combination of civil engineering and architecture knowledge, exploring the form and appearance of buildings, their environmental, social, and economic impact, as well as their analysis, design and construction considering current business and commercial practices • produce graduates with knowledge, problem-solving skills and practical know-how of the key aspects of civil engineering and the creativity and individuality of architecture, who can work in multidisciplinary design practices and provide a link between engineering and architecture professionals • utilise the variety of professions within the Department of Civil Engineering to expose students to a multitude of aspects of the construction process and prepare them for work with professional judgement and application in multidisciplinary teams. Knowledge and skills Upon graduation, you will have: • gained a sound knowledge and understanding of architectural studies, building services engineering, construction project management and cost estimation, building information modelling and core civil engineering subjects such as structures, hydraulics, geotechnics and materials • acquired problem-solving skills and practical knowledge of the key aspects of civil engineering and architectural design practices • completed a building design and construction project that combines professional elements of both civil engineering and architecture • mastered the principles of project management, allocated project resources effectively and applied modern construction practices • applied a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques in resolving architectural engineering problems. Modules: Year One UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree. Modules: Year Two In Year Two, you will be introduced to the fundamental subjects that are essential for all architectural engineers. • Engineering mathematics • Introduction to management • Solids and structures • Surveying for architectural engineers • Fluid mechanics • Introduction to materials • Architectural technology and innovation • Humanities and architecture • Integrated design of small buildings. Modules: Year Three Year Three will help further develop your knowledge of building design and construction projects. • Construction methods • Engineering structures • Reinforced concrete and steelwork • Building typology in integrated architectural design • Numerical methods • Civil engineering project management • Construction materials • Basic soil mechanics • Structural behaviour and modelling • Building services engineering • Architectural engineering project. Modules: Year Four In the final year, you will undertake an individual project of an investigative nature across two semesters. • Construction management • Foundation engineering • Structural dynamics • Earthquake engineering • Structural steelwork, timber and masonry • Capstone design II • Construction cost control and estimation • Building information modelling • Final year project. Career prospects BEng Architectural Engineering graduates will have a firm grounding in architectural engineering and will be equipped to take up professional employment in the construction industry and consultancy sectors as well as becoming lifelong learners and globally competitive citizens. The programme also provides a sound basis for further graduate study in architecture, civil and structural engineering, construction management and engineering or related fields. [-]

BA Urban Planning and Design

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

Urban planning and design considers the nature of human settlements and how they should be shaped from a range of perspectives. On this programme you will learn how to formulate strategic plans, design liveable spaces and create public places. [+]

Overview As the size of the human population increases, cities now need to respond to a range of complex urban phenomena including rapid expansion and urban shrinkage. These complex issues demand more sophisticated solutions in order to achieve sustainable development. Students learning urban planning and design need to understand not only the processes of spatial change in the built and natural environments, but also study the arguments for intervening in these processes. Students based at XJTLU have the unique chance to study at the heart of what is one of the world’s most fascinating classrooms: China. The BA/BEng Urban Planning and Design programme offers students the opportunity to study both local and international urban and rural landscapes in a dynamic and supportive learning environment. Students will be able to equip themselves with knowledge and skills to analyse, critique and, ultimately, contribute to the sustainability of urban and rural development both in China and around the world. On completion, students will be able to work in sectors such as urban planning, urban design, city management, central and local government policy, consultancy, and real estate development. Urban planning and design students learn how to formulate strategic plans, design liveable spaces and create public places. You will consider the social, economic and environmental needs of a town or city and the impact of those on the built environment. Graduates help companies and governments make difficult decisions on the use of land including whether to develop, what to develop and how to develop. In recent years, urban planning and design has become particularly concerned with the preservation and impact of the natural environment, for example, how we deal with the growing pollution in our cities and concerns about natural disasters like earthquakes and floods. Other concerns include the scarcity of land and how to achieve an efficient and effective use of space. The rate of development in China means that good planning is essential. The BA/BEng Urban Planning and Design programme at XJTLU is international in focus and has been designed to help students appreciate the similarities and differences between planning in China, the UK and other countries throughout the world. Unique selling points of the programme • Our globally competitive, professional programme is unique in its focus on both local Chinese and international planning and urban design policy and practice • You will be offered a range of learning experiences such as interactive studios, field surveys and local and international field trips • The Department of Urban Planning and Design offers a supportive learning environment which encourages you to become an independent and active learner and critical thinker • Gain transferable skills that provide a platform for success in your future study or employment in planning and urban design-related fields • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Knowledge and skills On successful completion of the BA/BEng Urban Planning and Design programme, you will be able to demonstrate: • knowledge and understanding of the natural, economic, socio-economic and political factors that are shaping our surroundings • knowledge and understanding of how the built and natural environment is managed in different places around the world • an understanding of the role, scope and limitations of contemporary town and regional planning in contributing to the management of growth and change and the conservation of the built and natural environment • knowledge and understanding of the legal basis for action in environment and planning, and the relationship between planning and environmental issues • an appreciation of decision-making processes that represent the views of the diverse communities who are affected by those decisions • an ability to think clearly and critically, to reason logically and to undertake systematic research • techniques in computing, numeracy, design and various forms of communication • skills in teamwork to achieve prescribed tasks collectively • the ability to reflect critically on your studies and learning. Modules: Year One UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree. Modules: Year Two You will study the following core subjects to understand the nature of human settlements: • Planning in China and the UK • Urban and environmental economics • Planning skills • Planning history and practices internationally • Neighbourhood planning. Modules: Year Three You will build on this foundation and learn about knowledge and expertise needed to become professional urban planners and designers. • Environmental sustainability • Spatial design and the built environment • Planning methodology • Networks and cities • Geographic information systems (GIS) • Projecting and managing the urban futures. Modules: Year Four In your final year, you will be required to take a set of specialist modules in the area of environment and planning or urban design, and undertake a substantial research project, spanning both semesters. You will also learn about: • Planning theory • Planning and property development • Planning law and governance • International planning • Final year project. Career prospects There is a high demand for graduates with knowledge of urban planning and design, so you will have many different options to choose from including: • policy planner: developing plans for the future of countries, cities and communities • urban designer: creating attractive, safe and pleasant places in which to live, work or visit • property developer: the right developments for the right place • transport planner: finding sustainable transport solutions • environmental planner: tackling the effects of climate change • regeneration planner: bringing life to places that have become run-down • conversation planner: helping to protect our natural resources and heritages • community planner: engaging with people about how their communities are developed • smart city planner: promoting future cities that incorporate the latest in new technologies. [-]

Building

International University Of Innovation Technologies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Department of "Construction" is a profiling and produces and prepares bachelors in the direction 550100 "Building" in the three profiles - "Industrial and civil engineering"; "The production and use of building materials, products and structures"; "Building Design". [+]

Bachelors in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. Department of "Construction" is a profiling and produces and prepares bachelors in the direction 550100 "Building" in three profiles: "Industrial and civil engineering"; "The production and use of building materials, products and structures"; "Building Design". [-]

Design Of Architectural Environment

International University Of Innovation Technologies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

Profiles: design of the urban environment, interior design, landscape design [+]

Profiles: Design of the urban environment interior Design landscape design Design of architectural environment The spaces of cities and towns Design and landscape design with natural filling Facades and finishing of buildings and structures Architectural Design Compositional modeling Create a design and artistic design Generate and execute design solutions Analysis and evaluation of architectural solutions Architectural Environment Design Tools Composition Colours and light Drawing, sculpture, painting and drawing Interior Wednesday Interior design of residential buildings, offices Rational Wednesday Aesthetic interaction environment with humans Urban landscape and recreational Wednesday Landscape architectural environment Landscaping and equipment area Functionally-planning techniques PRACTICE AND RELATIONSHIP WITH PRODUCTION small project teams Management Production of mock-ups Implementation of business ideas [-]

Bachelor in Architecture

American University of Ras al Khaimah
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Ras Al Khaimah

Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. [+]

Bachelors in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures. Career Opportunities Jobs where your degree would be useful include: Building surveyor Commercial/residential surveyor Higher education lecturer Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer Landscape architect Planning and development surveyor Production designer, theatre/television/film Structural engineer Town planner Jobs directly related to your degree include: Architect Architectural technologist Interior and spatial designer Admissions Criteria American / Canadian Diploma UAE / GCC / Egyptian Secondary School Certificate UAE / GCC / Egyptian Secondary School Certificate British IGCSE / GCE Leaving School Certificate(A School Leaving Certificate must be provided,showing the last grade (year) completed) Iranian Diploma Indian / Pakistani /Bangladesh Higher Secondary School Certificate International Baccalaureate Diploma Syrian Secondary School Certificate SABIS Diploma WAEC / NECO Mission The Bachelor of Architecture program at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) educates students to become qualified architects who are capable of generating effective solutions by using architectural approaches in the field of Architecture. The graduates of the program will be well versed in technology and in social and environmental issues. Architecture program require students to apply principles of architecture and basic science to model, analyze, design, and realize physical environments, components or processes; and prepare students to work professionally in architectural areas. The program provides students with an excellent foundation in the core technical competencies of the discipline: design, building construction, and history and theory of architecture with special consideration to sustainability and green architecture. In addition, an array of technical electives is offered to enable students to tailor their Architectural education to best suit their career goals. The technical focus is complemented with topics in general education leading to a well-rounded member of the global society. Goals and Objectives The program goals have been derived from and support the mission statement of the American University of Ras al Khaimah. The graduate of the Architecture Program is expected to be able to: 1. Pursue a successful professional career in local and regional markets or higher studies in the field of Architecture. 2. Conceive, design, model, analyze, test and implement Architectural principles and processes considering their environmental impact. 3. Professionally apply creative thinking, skills, historical knowledge and experimental techniques in solving practical problems. 4. Effectively communicate and function in various multidisciplinary environments and engage in lifelong learning and professional development. 5. Understand the ethical, cultural and environmental considerations of the architectural profession. Program Outcomes AURAK has developed the learning outcomes for the Architectural program in compliance with the Student Performance Criteria (SPC) adopted by NAAB (National Architecture Accrediting Board) of the United States of America. According to SPC, the outcomes for the program are organized into realms to more easily understand the relationships between individual criteria. Realm A: Critical Thinking and Representation: Architects must have the ability to build abstract relationships and understand the impact of ideas based on research and analysis of multiple theoretical, social, political, economic, cultural and environmental contexts. This ability includes facility with the wider range of media used to think about architecture including writing, investigative skills, speaking, drawing and model making. Students’ learning aspirations include: – Being broadly educated. – Valuing lifelong inquisitiveness. – Communicating graphically in a range of media. – Recognizing the assessment of evidence. – Comprehending people, place, and context. – Recognizing the disparate needs of client, community, and society. A. 1. Communication Skills: Ability to read, write, speak and listen effectively. A. 2. Design Thinking Skills: Ability to raise clear and precise questions, use abstract ideas to interpret information, consider diverse points of view, reach well-reasoned conclusions, and test alternative outcomes against relevant criteria and standards. A. 3. Visual Communication Skills: Ability to use appropriate representational media, such as traditional graphic and digital technology skills, to convey essential formal elements at each stage of the programming and design process. A. 4. Technical Documentation: Ability to make technically clear drawings, write outline specifications, and prepare models illustrating and identifying the assembly of materials, systems, and components appropriate for a building design. A. 5. Investigative Skills: Ability to gather, assess, record, apply, and comparatively evaluate relevant information within architectural coursework and design processes. A. 6. Fundamental Design Skills: Ability to effectively use basic architectural and environmental principles in design. A. 7. Use of Precedents: Ability to examine and comprehend the fundamental principles present in relevant precedents and to make choices regarding the incorporation of such principles into architecture and urban design projects. A. 8. Ordering Systems Skills: Understanding of the fundamentals of both natural and formal ordering systems and the capacity of each to inform two- and three-dimensional design. A. 9. Historical Traditions and Global Culture: Understanding of parallel and divergent canons and traditions of architecture, landscape and urban design including examples of indigenous, vernacular, local, regional, national settings from the Eastern, Western, Northern, and South hemispheres in terms of their climatic, ecological, technological, socioeconomic, public health, and cultural factors. A. 10. Cultural Diversity: Understanding of the diverse needs, values, behavioral norms, physical abilities, and social and spatial patterns that characterize different cultures and individuals and the implication of this diversity on the societal roles and responsibilities of architects. A.11. Applied Research: Understanding the role of applied research in determining function, form, and systems and their impact on human conditions and behavior. Realm B: Integrated Building Practices, Technical Skills and Knowledge: Architects are called upon to comprehend the technical aspects of design, systems and materials, and be able to apply that comprehension to their services. Additionally they must appreciate their role in the implementation of design decisions, and the impact of such decisions on the environment. Students learning aspirations include: – Creating building designs with well-integrated systems. – Comprehending constructability. – Incorporating life safety systems. – Integrating accessibility. – Applying principles of sustainable design. B. 1. Pre-Design: Ability to prepare a comprehensive program for an architectural project, such as preparing an assessment of client and user needs, an inventory of space and equipment requirements, an analysis of site conditions (including existing buildings), a review of the relevant laws and standards and assessment of their implications for the project, and a definition of site selection and design assessment criteria. B. 2. Accessibility: Ability to design sites, facilities, and systems to provide independent and integrated use by individuals with physical (including mobility), sensory, and cognitive disabilities. B. 3. Sustainability: Ability to design projects that optimize, conserve, or reuse natural and built resources, provide healthful environments for occupants/users, and reduce the environmental impacts of building construction and operations on future generations through means such as carbon-neutral design, bioclimatic design, and energy efficiency. B. 4. Site Design: Ability to respond to site characteristics such as soil, topography, vegetation, and watershed in the development of a project design. B. 5. Life Safety: Ability to apply the basic principles of life-safety systems with an emphasis on egress. B. 6. Comprehensive Design: Ability to produce a comprehensive architectural project that demonstrates each student’s capacity to make design decisions across scales while integrating the following SPC: A.2. Design Thinking Skills A.4. Technical Documentation A.5. Investigative Skills A.8. Ordering Systems A.9. Historical Traditions and Global Culture B.2. Accessibility B.3. Sustainability B.4. Site Design B.5. Life Safety B.8. Environmental Systems B.9. Structural Systems B. 7. Financial Considerations: Understanding of the fundamentals of building costs, such as acquisition costs, project financing and funding, financial feasibility, operational costs, and construction estimating with an emphasis on life-cycle cost accounting. B. 8. Environmental Systems: Understanding the principles of environmental systems’ design such as embodied energy, active and passive heating and cooling, indoor air quality, solar orientation, day lighting and artificial illumination, and acoustics; including the use of appropriate performance assessment tools. B. 9. Structural Systems: Understanding of the basic principles of structural behavior in withstanding gravity and lateral forces and the evolution, range, and appropriate application of contemporary structural systems. B. 10. Building Envelope Systems: Understanding of the basic principles involved in the appropriate application of building envelope systems and associated assemblies relative to fundamental performance, aesthetics, moisture transfer, durability, and energy and material resources. B. 11. Building Service Systems: Understanding of the basic principles and appropriate application and performance of building service systems such as plumbing, electrical, vertical transportation, security, and fire protection systems. B. 12. Building Materials and Assemblies: Understanding of the basic principles utilized in the appropriate selection of construction materials, products, components, and assemblies, based on their inherent characteristics and performance, including their environmental impact and reuse. Realm C: Leadership and Practice: Architects need to manage, advocate, and act legally, ethically and critically for the good of the client, society and the public. This includes collaboration, business, and leadership skills. Student learning aspirations include: – Knowing societal and professional responsibilities. – Comprehending the business of building. – Collaborating and negotiating with clients and consultants in the design process. – Discerning the diverse roles of architects and those in related disciplines. – Integrating community service into the practice of architecture. C. 1. Collaboration: Ability to work in collaboration with others and in multidisciplinary teams to successfully complete design projects. C. 2. Human Behavior: Understanding of the relationship between human behavior, the natural environment and the design of the built environment. C. 3 Client Role in Architecture: Understanding of the responsibility of the architect to elicit, understand, and reconcile the needs of the client, owner, user groups, and the public and community domains. C. 4. Project Management: Understanding of the methods for competing for commissions, selecting consultants and assembling teams, and recommending project delivery methods. C. 5. Practice Management: Understanding of the basic principles of architectural practice management such as financial management and business planning, time management, risk management, mediation and arbitration, and recognizing trends that affect practice. C. 6. Leadership: Understanding of the techniques and skills architects use to work collaboratively in the building design and construction process and on environmental, social, and aesthetic issues in their communities. C. 7. Legal Responsibilities: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to the public and the client as determined by registration law, building codes and regulations, professional service contracts, zoning and subdivision ordinances, environmental regulation, and historic preservation and accessibility laws. C. 8. Ethics and Professional Judgment: Understanding of the ethical issues involved in the formation of professional judgment regarding social, political and cultural issues in architectural design and practice. C.9. Community and Social Responsibility: Understanding of the architect’s responsibility to work in the public interest, to respect historic resources, and to improve the quality of life for local and global neighbors [-]

Bachelor in Architecture Engineering

Palestine Polytechnic University
Campus Full time August 2017 Palestinian Territories Hebron

The establishment of the Department of Architecture dates back to 2003. It provides a curriculum leading to the bachelor's degree with a specialization in architectural engineering. Students passing the architectural skills exam in the department of engineer have the choice to enroll in the department of architecture. [+]

The establishment of the Department of Architecture dates back to 2003. It provides a curriculum leading to the bachelor's degree with a specialization in architectural engineering. Students passing the architectural skills exam in the department of engineer have the choice to enroll in the department of architecture. Program mission and objectives The mission of the Civil and Architectural Engineering Department at Palestine Polytechnic University is to provide our students with the necessary academic base required to pursue advanced studies leading to advanced degrees and to prepare them for life-long careers as practicing professional engineers. The objective of the department is to graduate architects who are capable in both theoretical and practical aspects to play their creative role in shaping the built of Palestinian environment taking into consideration the social context and the modern technology, to meet the needs of the local community and strengthen our cultural environment. [-]

Bachelor of Architecture

Sharda University
Campus Full time July 2017 India Greater Noida

The School offers a Council of Architecture approved, B. Arch degree. The course looks at the discipline of Architecture as an interlinked entity, which sources from varied fields such as Mass Communication, Design, and Management to provide a holistic idea of the built environment to the students. The course also recognizes the multiplicity and changing nature of future roles open to the architect. The students are afforded the freedom to engage with the discipline at many levels, and through multiple channels where they are allowed to choose their own unique pathways through the course. [+]

Bachelors in Urban and Regional Planning in Asia 2017. The School offers a Council of Architecture approved, B. Arch degree. The course looks at the discipline of Architecture as an interlinked entity, which sources from varied fields such as Mass Communication, Design, and Management to provide a holistic idea of the built environment to the students. The course also recognizes the multiplicity and changing nature of future roles open to the architect. The students are afforded the freedom to engage with the discipline at many levels, and through multiple channels where they are allowed to choose their own unique pathways through the course. The Foundation Year is common with the Design courses, in which the students encounter their courses as a part of the larger design umbrella. The Foundation Year studios give each student a hands-on experience of multiple facets of architecture and design, while also exposing them to the basics of research and theory of the built environment. The course is also designed as a combination of Core and Elective subjects, where each Core Atelier Studio is open to all students, and deals with a different construction technique every semester. The elective seminars function differently. Not restricted to any particular level, these seminars are offered by a group of multi-disciplinary scholars who comprise the liberal arts collective within the school. In case of these seminars, the students are free to select any elective that they choose according to their own interests. Career and Placement The school offers a Council of Architecture approved, B. Arch degree. The course is of five years duration with a mandatory year of work experience, to be taken after completing four years. The course recognizes the multiplicity and changing roles open to Architects today. The course looks at the discipline of Architecture as an interdisciplinary field which sources from various other fields like Communication, Design and Management. The students are exposed to various facets of other disciplines which would help strengthen their understanding and place forth the future opportunities in which they could branch out into. The students would be well qualified to pursue higher studies in Architecture and planning across the Globe. The students can engage in Architectural practice individually or join renowned consulting and corporate and developer organizations based on their interests. Listed below are defined areas for placement and career. Architectural Practice Corporate Architectural Practice - DLF, L&T., SATLIER, Builder Groups-Eros, Jaypee. Omaxe, Ansal, 3c's, Assotech, Supertech etc. Government Organiations- Urban Local Bodies In-house Architects for Private organizations Pursuing Masters in Architecture & Planning Teaching NGO [-]

Bachelor in Architecture

Beykent University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Architecture is accepted as an art which pursues efficacy; as an applied science and technology; and as a profession which aims to achieve high quality of life by designing and constructing artificial environments. [+]

Bachelor in Architecture DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE Architecture is accepted as an art which pursues efficacy; as an applied science and technology; and as a profession which aims to achieve high quality of life by designing and constructing artificial environments. In accordance with all these definitions the architectural education is structured on necessary theoretical and practice based courses and architectural design studios. The Architectural Education is four years. In this period, the compulsory courses are introduced in terms of understanding of the architectural concepts, perceiving and criticizing the space, and being informed about design principles, history of architecture, environment, structure and construction, and construction technologies. The architectural design studios, which bring the history–culture–theory knowledge together, aim to enable the students to create their own architectural designs which are innovative and can be realized. The theory and practice based two working drawing studios give an opportunity to combine structure–construction–technology–environment knowledge. At the same time to develop the artistic and technical skills of the students hand drawing and computer courses are placed in the education programme. In the computer based courses various architectural presentation and drawing programmes are intensively taught. Apart from the compulsory courses, five elective courses are placed in the education programme. Besides this, students are encouraged to take some elective courses from other departments to enrich their knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary relationships. The Department offers a dynamic atmosphere by some exchange programmes such as ERASMUS, and domestic and international study trips. Total sixty days (30 days architectural office and 30 days construction site) summer practice and an independent graduation project at final term of fourth year are required to complete the architectural education. Prof.Ayşe Uğur TÜTENGİL Head of Architecture Course Contents ARCH 101 Design Studies I (2-4) 4 (ECTS- 6) The objectives of this course are; to increase students’ sensitivity and perception of natural and artificial environment; to cultivate students’ ability to formulate critical evaluations of design problems through understanding elements of volume, ground or surface; to make students have not only intellectual but also manual skills by calling into question the relations between volume, ground and surface; and to introduce students to two or three-dimensional models by which to articulate their knowledge of basic elements and principles of design and their individual voice. The topics of lectures and discussion are; the basic elements of design: point, line, plane; constituent elements of volume; the concepts of difference and similarity, rhythm, balance, symmetry and asymmetry, harmony and contrast, unity and diversity. Visits, seminars, workshops and programs aiming at developing students’ skills of representation, drawing, surveying, photography, video and model making support this course. ARCH 111 Introduction to Architecture (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 4) The objective of this course is to introduce architecture to first year students to develop their understanding and perception of architecture through the analysis of form, space, function, structure and technology of architectural examples. Topics to be examined include: understanding architecture as art, science, design and/or technology; defining forms and space, light and colour, solid and void; organization of space with overall harmony considering, scale, proportion, natural and man-made environment, topography, climate and site; functions relevant with utilization of space, man and environment, ergonomics, size, movement, health, safety and comfort; structure and material as elements of architecture; mathematics in architecture: geometry, lines, surfaces, solids and proportion; architecture as a profession: design and building construction, planning, communication with clients and organization of architectural process; architecture is in relevance with interior architecture, landscape architecture and planning, arts and archaeology, social sciences and psychology. ARCH 115 Design Communication Media I (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 5) The objectives of the course are to develop students’ abilities to understand, evaluate and perceive three-dimensional forms and spaces presented on plane, and to acquire intellectual and manual skills to communicate with lettering, modelling, drawing, sketching and rendering. The course includes working with hand instruments to draw 2D geometric forms from triangle, to hyperbola, and repeating, subdividing, enlarging and reducing them. Students will be engaged in the following activities: making solid and hollow models of Platonic solids, 3D geometric and composite forms; learning orthographic projection for drawing plan, section and elevations of simple objects; axonometric projections, isometric, dimetric, and trimetric perspective of composite forms, and central perspective with visual rays of interior spaces are also studied; rendering: developing rendering techniques with black and coloured pencil and marker, using total techniques to give tonal value and texture as well as free hand sketching. ARCH 117 Theory of Art (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 4) The students are introduced with the concepts of intuitive knowledge, perception, creative design, artistic expression, aesthetics, style and the golden ratio. The course focuses on the drawing, painting and sculpture of different cultures starting from the prehistoric age up to the modern age with chronological order. The prominent works of art are discussed in terms of style. MATH 115 Architectural Geometry (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 4) Real numbers, equations and inequalities, cartesian coordinate systems , coordinates of points and vectors in two and three-dimensional space. Operations with vectors. Equations of lines and line graphs in two dimensions, line segments and ratios of division. Convexity and convex polygons and smooth polygons. Matrices, determinants and matrix operations. Linear transformations in the plane; Symmetry, rotation, translation, stretching, shrinking and scalings. Plane figures and their areas; Plane, parallelogram, triangle, square, rectangle. Similarity and rates of similarities, Pisagor and Thales theorems. Projections. Solid bodies; Sphere, prizms, parallelpiped, cylinders and cuttings in three-dimensional coordinate system, and their surface areas and volumes. ENG 101 Developing Listening and Speaking Skills (0-4) 2 (ECTS- 4) The aim of this course is to develop listening, speaking and note-taking skills for academic purposes. The lectures are done as class works, discussions and presentations. Listening for main ideas, preparing presentations, to form discussions in class, speaking about specific, updated issues and taking notes from written and oral sources are also primarily aim of this course. TUR 101 Turkish I (2-0) 2 (ECTS- 3) The main aim of ‘Turkish Language I’ is: (i) to help students develop an appreciation and a consciousness of the Turkish Language (ii) to help students acquire the characteristics and the functional rules of Turkish (iii) to improve oral and written skills. Basic subjects to be studied include: definition, types and characteristics of language; interrelationships between language/thought/culture/literature; analysis of informative texts; knowledge of written-expression (selection of topic, limiting the topic, preparing an outline, writing different types of essays, prepared and unprepared speech (discussion, open session, etc.); note taking and summarizing techniques; Turkish grammar (phonology, morphology); knowledge of Turkish spelling and punctuation. Course format: lectures, discussions, group work, homework and presentation of projects. ARCH 102 Design Studies II (2-4) 4 (ECTS- 7) The aim of this course is to expose students to “space” and to “design” by setting out the importance of the Euclidean, and Post Euclidean geometry and body’s movement in creating “architectural spaces”. In this context, students examine geometry by means of vertical and horizontal planes, point and framing elements. In studios, students create spaces by applying the rules of Euclid and Post Euclid geometries and design architectural elements such as ramp or stairs. The course relies on three different design approaches; construction, transformation and deconstruction. Students are to express their ideas and knowledge through sketching, drawing and model making. The topics of lectures and discussion are; construction, transformation and deconstruction of the cube; body and the cube; the framework of space, movement; light and colour, empty or full spaces, interior and exterior, interior inside interior, closed or semi-closed, open, interlocking, overlapping spaces, transparency. Visits, seminars, workshops and programs aiming at developing students’ skills of representation, drawing, surveying, photography, video and model making support this course. ARCH 112 Architectural Building Technology I (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 4) Basic introduction to user-building-environment interactions, man and his requirements: health, safety and comfort; building and performance requirements for building: strength and stability, weather exclusion, thermal and sound control, fire safety and protection. Awareness of building sub-systems: building structure and structural systems; functional building elements as external envelope: walls, windows, roofs, sub-structure, floor on grade, basement and foundations; internal divisions: walls, floors, staircase; environmental and utility services. ARCH 114 Structural Systems I (3-0) 3 (ECTS- 4) Basic introduction to the mathematical foundations of static, equilibrium, balance, centroid, neutral axis. Static and dynamic loads, forces, movement and reaction to forces; internal forces in a structural member: tension, compression shear and moment; stress and strain, modulus of elasticity and strength of materials. Geometric stability, rigidity and deformability of a structure; structural equilibrium of force and moment. Statically determinate (isostatic) structures. ARCH 116 Design Communication Media II (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 5) The objectives of this course are to develop students’ further understanding of 3D forms and spaces presented on various planes in two and three dimensions; and to enable students to use their mental and manual skills to communicate with iconic and computer modelling, technical drawing, freehand drawings, sketching and rendering. The content of the course includes preparation of briefing, specifications, portfolios; perspectives with two and three vanishing points, bird’s eye view; shadows and reflection; using different tools (pencil, marker, watercolour, airbrush and acrylics) to give value and texture. ARCH 118 Architectural History and Theory I (3-0) 3 (ECTS- 3) The architecture originating from the neolithic age agricultural revolution and the changes in the architecture for different cultures until the 18th century are discussed with the cause and effect relations. This course covers the topics on the ancient Analotian, Egyptian, Mezapotamian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture with the works and characteristics of each culture. ENG 102 Developing Listening and Speaking Skills (0-4) 2 (ECTS- 4) The aim of this course is to develop the skills of reading authentic texts and writing techniques. A new topic is introduced every week. This topic starts with reading exercises and goes on with activities that help to develop critical thinking skills. TUR 102 Turkish II (2-0) 2 (ECTS- 3) The main aim of ‘Turkish Language II’ is: (i) to help students develop an appreciation and a consciousness of the Turkish language (ii) to help students acquire the characteristics and functional rules of Turkish (iii) to improve oral and written skills. Basic subjects to be studied include: world and Turkish languages; analysis of informative and storytelling texts; knowledge of written expression (the paragraph and its types, ways of improving critical thinking skills in writing assignments, types of expressions, writing different types of essays); prepared and unprepared speech (discussion, debate, telling jokes, narrating events and past experiences, etc.); Turkish grammar (syntax, semantics); usage of Turkish (elements of expression, language mistakes); Turkish spelling and punctuation. The course will be presented through lectures, discussions, group work, homework and presentation of projects. ARCH 201 Architectural Design I (2-6) 5 (ECTS- 9) The objective of this course is to introduce students to the architectural problems deriving from “Body-Space”. The concepts of sheltering, nature, rural or urban geography, borders, and dwelling will be examined through the concept of “space”. Students will work on architectural concepts, experiment and explore space in studios while developing their intellectual skills, noticing similarities and differences and acquiring abstract way of thinking. The topics of lectures and discussion are; topography, context, climate, scale, volume, movement, ergonomics, light, spatial quality, security, dwelling. Visits, seminars, workshops and programs aiming at developing students’ skills of representation, drawing, surveying, photography, video and model making support this course. ARCH 211 Architectural History and Theory II (3-0) 3 (ECTS- 4) The students are introduced to the ancient structures that had been built by Uyghur Turks and Gökturks which have became settled societies following “Nomadic Hunter Gatherer” society culture. This course also covers the topics on the religious, civilized and military buildings; and water structures which had been built during the period of Anatolian Selchucks, Ottoman Empire and the early period of Turkish Republic. The historical structures are discussed and examined taking into account the concept, the material, the construction, the space organization and the decoration with special emphasis of the works of Mimar Sinan and the other Turkish Architects. ARCH 213 Environmental Systems I (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 4) The main objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding sustainability and the passive means of environmental interventions. Sustainable development; environmental context, ecology, energy and pollution, smothering pollution, water and soil conservation; environmental health and safety, wise use of diminishing resources, recycling; safe and healthy buildings, environmental impact of building construction, products, production processes, and related design issues. Environmental control: solar radiation, principles of natural light, daylight, natural lighting through windows and skylights; thermal comfort: temperature of air, air movement and humidity; principles of heat, heat loss and gain through building envelope by radiation, conduction, convection and evaporation in winter and summer conditions; solar control and shading; energy conservation: passive solar gain, thermal insulation; passive cooling systems. ARCH 215 Design Communication Media II (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 5) The objectives of the course are to develop students’ abilities to understand and to gain intellectual and manual skills to communicate with the technical architectural drawings in the Computer Architectural Aided Design - CAAD studio. The course content includes an introduction to CAAD, a study of the basics and advanced drawing commands, modifying commands, dimensioning and concepts of architectural drawing techniques. The course covers introduction to architectural drawing language to develop skills to produce drawings as floor plans, sections and elevations, and introduction to dimensioning methods and techniques. ARCH 217 Building Materials (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 4) The main objectives of this course are to develop students’ visual contact with building materials; to develop students’ understanding of basic characteristics of materials and performance of products and composites developed for building purposes. The course includes an examination of the descriptive and basic properties of building materials, such as strength, optical, electrical, thermal and acoustical properties, deformation and deterioration. The materials are timber (wood) and timber products; siliceous and ceramics materials and products: stones, glass, perlite, tiles, bricks and blocks; metals and metal products: ferrous metals and steel, aluminium alloys, copper and zinc; binding agents such as lime, gypsum and cement; concretes, light-weight concrete and mortars; polymeric materials and products: sheets, plates, foams, tubes, paints, sealants, membranes etc.; and thermal insulation, water proofing and water repellant materials. ATA 201 Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Reforms I (2-0) 2 (ECTS-2) The course will begin with the definition of the concept of political and social reforms; move towards the study of key characteristics of Turkish and other world reforms. The following topics will be studied: a general look at the reasons that lead to the collapse of the Ottoman State and laid the foundation of the Turkish Revolution; the influence of Renaissance and Reform in the 16th century, French Revolution and the results of the Industrial Revolution in Europe; the collapse of the Ottoman State: activities of “İttihat ve Terakki Party; the ideological movements ruling during the late Ottoman era and the disintegration of the state; the reasons of the World War I and the Ottoman State; the fronts the Ottoman army fought; the cease fire of Maunders and the Sevres Treaty; the situation of the country in the face of occupations and Mustafa Kemal Pasha’s reaction; Mustafa Kemal’s going ashore in Samsun and the first step for the Liberation Struggle; organization of the military forces through congresses; National Forces and National Pact and inauguration of the Turkish Grand National Assembly; the National Struggle until the battle of Sakarya; the Grand Assault and the Mudanya Cease Fire; the London Conference and Moscow Agreement. The Lausanne Peace Agreement. UNP 105 Psychology (2-0) 2 (ECTS- 3) ARCH 202 Architectural Design II (2-6) 5 (ECTS- 8) The objective of this course is that students gain the ability to explore, understand and resolve the design problems based on “body-space-environment”. This course introduces students to private-public spaces, interior-exterior spaces, natural-artificial environments, and location. Students are to learn and experiment these architectural concepts, and notice the concrete consequences of them through re-reading of existing models. Design instruments used in studios are model making, sketching and photographs by which students are to express their ideas. The topics of lectures and discussion are; private-public sphere, natural and artificial environment, construction-material, volume and mass, landscape, spatial frameworks, phenomenology. Visits, seminars, workshops and programs aiming at developing students’ skills of representation, drawing, surveying, photography, video and model making support this course. ARCH 204 Urban Planning I (2-4) 4 (ECTS-6) Aim of the Course: To give the basic concepts of urban planning, which allows the application of theoretical knowledge to make a project work, to investigate the effects of urban planning policies on planning process; constitute the aims of the course. What is planning, what are the types of plans, what are the main objectives of the master plan in an urban area, how to create the conditions to settle in a city, what is the concept of density in the city and what are the effects? What are the urban social reinforcement, how are the sizes? Responses to these questions are included in the course objectives. One urban planning project is expected to be realized in which top-scale sub-scale planning decisions, are taking into account in the planning process ARCH 212 Architectural History and Theory III (3-0) 3 (ECTS- 3) After romantic, eclectic historicism and revivalism in architecture that had originated in the 18th century, the technological developments introduced by the industrial revolution have caused important changes in architecture. This course focuses on the modern and post-modern architecture and deconstructivist movements. Furthermore, the works of leading architects of the aforementioned movements are discussed in terms of mass, form, dimension, construction, space organization. ARCH 214 Environmental System II (2-2) 3 (ECTS-4) The main objectives of this course are to develop students’ understanding artificial means of environmental control, utility services: water supply and sanitary system; and fire safety. Heat, heat flow, heating systems with air and hot-water media, central heating, air conditioning and solar-heating systems and their environmental impact. Cold and hot water supply and piping systems; internal drainage as sanitary system and appliances; and rain water disposal. Fire safety: introduction, provisions and means of escape from buildings: design for horizontal and vertical escapes, protection of escape roots; internal fire spread: the requirements for structures, walls, floor and ceiling finishing; performance of materials. ARCH 216 Design Communication Media IV (2-2) 3 (ECTS-4) The objectives of this course are to develop students’ abilities to gain intellectual and manual skills to communicate with the Computer Architectural Aided Design - CAAD by utilizing Three Dimensional-3D, perspective and model rendering. The course will cover concepts of architectural drawing techniques, and will introduce architectural drawing language, drawing of geometric shapes and 3D objects, enhancing 3D cognitive skills, rendering of 3D forms, perspective drawing techniques and animation. ATA 202 Ataturk’s Principles and History of Turkish Reforms II (2-0) 2 (ECTS- 2) The course will cover the following topics: Atatürk’s Life and the Kemalist system of thinking, Atatürk’s Speech, its content and importance; the strategy of the Turkish Revolution and the two major revolutions in the political arena: declaration of the Republic and the foundation of the first government; Progressive Republican Party and the establishment of the public order period; the Turkish Law Revolution and advancement; the National struggle in education and culture; the adaptation of Latin alphabet, scientific studies in history, language and fine arts. National struggle in social and economic areas and improvements; revolutions in the social structure and health; Atatürk’s Principles and internal and external threats against these principles; internal and foreign policies of the Turkish Republic (1938-1950); the membership in United Nations, the Balkan and Sadabat treaties, the Montreux Treaty, Hatay’s integration with the mother land Turkey; the Democratic Party period (1950-1960); Turkey’s foreign policies after 1960; Modern Turkey in the 21th century and the geopolitical situation of Turkey. ARCH 301 Architectural Design III (2-6) 5 (ECTS- 9) The objective of this course is to cultivate students’ ability to explore, understand and resolve the advanced design problems based on “space-city-locality”. In this context, this course introduces students to the relation between building technology, identity, meaning, place locus and architecture. Students are to explore and understand the main architectural concepts of design problems through re-reading of existing models and to express their ideas by means of models or computer based representations. The topics of lectures and discussion are; zoning, urban design theories, city and architecture, structural systems, ground-building, city center and suburbs, utopian and idealist approaches, form and function, urban signs. This course is supported by visits, seminars, workshops and programs aimed at developing students’ skills of computer based representation, drawing, surveying, photography, video and model making. ARCH 305 Urban Planning II (2-4) 4 (ECTS-9) The purpose of study: The purpose of this study is to give to students the basic concepts about the urban design applications and make a project study enabling application of these theoretical information. The subjects of what the urban design is, its principles, different design needs in different urban areas and their application techniques, urban life quality, dynamism and habitability concepts and visual analysis techniques in the city are discussed. By considering the problems of a place in an area selected in the city, realization of a urban design project is expected. In the 21st Century, water, food and energy security will be the most important problems of cities. As the water, food and energy security will affect the place organization both in micro and macro scale, policies and design criteria for purpose of solving the problem will be developed during the project process. ARCH 315 Architectural Building Technology II (3-0) 3 (ECTS- 3) The main objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding the technology of building functional elements, construction technology in the design, production and construction process. Analysis of building system: External envelope; walls: heavy panel walls with windows, light infilling panels, cladding walls and curtain walls; flat and pitched roofs; floor on grade and basement walls and floors. Weather exclusion, condensation and heat loss and gain through building envelope. Internal sub-divisions: floors, walls and vertical circulations: staircase. Component detailing: considering materials, technology and performance requirements. ARCH 317 Structural System II (3-0) 3 (ECTS- 3) The main objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding building structural systems and the system members, and the approaches to design earthquake resisting structures. Review of strength of materials, stress, strain and modulus of elasticity. Performance of simple supported beam and cantilever beam; structural efficiency: shear, bending, bending moment, moment of inertia and deflection; effects of load, structural depth and span on the efficiency of beam and floor slab; bending moment, shear diagrams; efficient truss. Introduction to wood, concrete, steel and masonry structural systems as single and multi-storey framed structures, stressed skin and tension structures. Span and spacing of structural members; design of horizontal and vertical building structural systems. Earthquake and building structural response to earthquake force. Introduction of geometric stability and types of lateral resisting structures. Irregular seismic response of irregular building and failure of structure due to vertical and horizontal irregularity. Approaches to earthquake-resistant structural system design. Earthquake resistant design codes. ARCH 302 Architectural Design IV (2-6) 5 (ECTS- 8) The objective of this course is to cultivate students’ ability to explore, understand and resolve the design problems based on “place-city-time”. This course introduces students to the interconnection of technological progress, history, historical context, culture, tradition, social values, memory and architecture. Students are to the main concepts underlying the design problems as well as explore historical context and its re-reading. The studio-based lectures have three phases; re-reading of historical structure; definition and determination of the problems of construction system and architecture; reestablishment of context. The keywords of the methodology are fiction and context. Students are to express their ideas through sketching, computer based presentations or models made at different scales. The topics of lectures and discussion are; architecture and city, typology, city with monuments, historical and urban context, signs, images, urban and spatial signs, symbols, structuralism, re-structuring, traditional constructing systems, sustainability, locus, anchoring. This course is supported by visits, seminars, workshops and programs aiming at developing students’ skills of computer based representation, drawing, surveying, photography, video and model making. ARCH 304 Design-Technology Integration I (2-6) 5 (ECTS- 8) The main objective of the course is to develop students’ knowledge and skill to transform conceptual design into a buildable scheme design and consequently deliver detailed design specifications of the prospective building. The course includes studio work, studio base lectures and presentation. The basic input of studio work will be the design project developed in Architectural Design III course. In the studio, conceptual design is integrated with building structure and functional elements, and environmental and utility services to succeed technical realisation of the prospective building. Performance analysis of the structural system, the external envelope, internal sub-division and vertical circulation elements of building will be made. The systems are developed, spaced, dimensionally coordinated, integrated with the building, detailed and expressed with drawings and specifications. ARCH 316 Architectural Building Technology III (3-0) 3 (ECTS- 3) The main objectives of this course are to develop students’ understanding about in-situ and prefabricated construction technology. Sub-structure work: setting out, excavation; construction of retaining walls, foundations, damp proofing and thermal insulation of floor on grade; water proofing of basement under water pressure. Construction of timber, reinforced concrete and steel structures, structural members, walls, upper floors, wet and dry steel floor construction and roofs; aluminum light frames and demountable partitions. Prefabrication: factory production, transportation and erection. ARCH 318 Building Surveying and Documentation (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 5) The objectives of the course are to have the students develop knowledge about vernacular and historical environment, to develop skills about architectural surveying, to document existing sites and buildings characterised as vernacular architecture or existing buildings in a historical environment. The course includes lectures about various surveying and measurement techniques and instruments, and methods of descriptive building surveying. Building inspection, recording, use of measuring equipment and instruments, topographic readings, graphical, visual and writing techniques for documentation are introduced. Site visits are made and practical exercises will be carried out. Measuring, sketching, descriptive writing and photographic documentation of building, building groups, sites, or specifically traditional timber houses. ARCH 401 Architectural Design V (2-6) 5 (ECTS- 8) The objectives of this course are to introduce students to the design problems stemming from “metropolis-time-building” and to outline the connection of architecture with the present time, differentiation, ambiguity, meaninglessness, usefulness, “subject and the other”. The key words of the design methodology are; center-surroundings, piece-integrity, fake-genuine, ethics. Students are to express their ideas by means of computer based presentations, sketching and models. As a case study, a region of metropolis is to be analyzed, technical difficulties and the potential of development and the dynamics of concerned region are to be determined through two phases; analysis and synthesis. The phase of analysis includes the determination of the selected region’s demands and problems, along with architectural programming. The second phase, synthesis, includes design process based on principles deriving from function, form (site-environment-quality), time and economy. The topics of lectures and discussion are; flexible planning, high buildings, transport networks, vertical circulation elements, covering systems, the depth of field, in-between and leftover space, intertextuality, immateriality, the post structuralism. This course is supported by visits, seminars, workshops and programs aiming at developing students’ skills of computer based representation, drawing, surveying, photography, video and model making. ARCH 405 Design-Tech. – Integration II (2-6) 5 (ECTS- 8) The main objective of the course is the students develop knowledge and skill to transform conceptual design into a buildable scheme design and consequently deliver detailed design of the prospective building. The course includes studio work, studio base lectures and presentation. The basic input of studio work will be the design project developed in Architectural Design IV course. In the studio, the design will be transformed from conceptual design to detailed design integrated with building sub-systems. They are developed, spaced, dimensionally coordinated and expressed with drawings and specifications. Two or more selected building elements and/or components will be custom designed, detailed and specified for the building. ARCH 411 Building Management (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 6) The main objective of this course is to develop students’ understanding of concepts of building and project management, building economics and economics of building. The course contains concepts of economics, process and the factors of production; income, consumption, savings, investment, and national product; the market and the firm; value, cost, price and profit. Time value of money and life-cycle costing; economics of building, planning and design; cost implications of design variables. Cost planning and cost control. Costing; cost analysis, unit cost, bill of quantities. It also contains management, planning function - forecasting, planning and organising; executive function - motivating, controlling and coordinating; building project management, contracting, tendering and bidding; architectural office and construction management. Project time, cost and resource management: time scheduling of work, labour, equipment and materials. Facility management: energy management and building maintenance management. ARCH 413 Architectural Programming (2-2) 3 (ECTS- 5) The objectives of this course are to develop students’ understanding of the theory and techniques of architectural programming and of the decision making process, and of gaining practical experience sufficient to prepare an Architectural Program for a thesis project. Architectural programming is the research and decision making process that defines the problems to be solved by design; approaches can be made through design-based, knowledge-based, value/issue-based and problem seeking architectural programming and functional programming; value based programming: human, functional, aesthetic, environmental, technological and economic values and issues; preparing to program: discovering critical issues, program planning; information gathering and program preparation. Architectural programming project: researching the project background, identifying goals and objectives, gathering and analysing information, identifying programmatic strategies, establishing quantitative requirements, the synthesis of the design problem, documentation. ARCH 402 Thesis Project (0-12) 6 (ECTS- 22) The objective of the thesis project is to combine students’ architectural knowledge, experience and visions to define social, environmental and technological problems of their society in relation to architecture and to develop individual solutions in the process of design refining the student’s ability to work independently. Students will investigate architectural issues in relation to user requirements, junctions, site, natural and artificial environment, technology and specific topics and find solutions to these complex architectural problems. Students will carry out the project individually which will be evaluated by a review committee and thesis adviser. Students will prepare programmes architectural drawings, details, reports, models, and a documentation of their projects as a final submission. ARCH 412 Professional Practice (2-0) 2 (ECTS- 5) The main objective of this course is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of architectural professional practice concerning two interrelated activities, such as architectural design and building construction. The course is organised to give lectures about the professional fields of architecture as designing and construction in general; office management, architectural project management and construction management in practice; the organisations, rules, regulations, standards to prepare and control design and construction processes and products in practice, rules and regulations and means for the preparation of design documents, working drawings, contract documents and bill of quantities, contracting and bidding in practice. [-]