Architecture arises from same origins as other universal manifestations of material culture. However, the artifacts designated as architecture possess a scale, permanence and a pervasive influence unique among human endeavors. These qualities give the discipline a cultural prominence that few other professions enjoy.
The study of architecture is concerned with complex, interdisciplinary issues. Some matters are primarily individual and practical: the basic human need for shelter and the desire to contrive efficient, adequate forms for the patterns of daily life.
The architecture also serves a higher purpose, expressing the living values of a culture. It gives form, order, and proportion to human activities. The practice of architecture today requires coordinated contributions from a variety of fields. Consequently, the study of architecture at Effat University investigates principles and applications of technology, art, humanities, engineering, physical and social sciences, business and management.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture degree is intended for students seeking a professional career in architecture. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements to prepare the graduate for professional practice in Saudi Arabia and throughout the region.
The Architecture Department adopts a contextual approach that ensures the sustainability of the indigenous culture rooted in the local identity while applying contemporary architectural theories and technologies. Faculty and students aspire to meet the demand by the nation’s continuous urban, industrial and economic growth under the auspices of Islamic culture through the integration of design, research and practice in the curriculum.
The Architecture Department is committed to academic excellence that is truly relevant to the needs of the country and the graduation of highly qualified female architects; who are creative, innovative, and expressive of self in context. Faculty and students of the Architecture Department are holistic thinkers, self-aware and participants in serving their community through researching and developing the urban environment. They share learning experiences to develop an understanding of the sensitive client and user needs in a balanced meaningful architecture.
Graduates of the program are prepared for careers as practicing architects either in the private sector or in public agencies. Graduates are well trained to carry out multiple architectural tasks from inception through programming– from encountering users and environmental constraints, to the development of a coordinated set of construction documents.
Graduates of the Architecture major are also qualified to pursue further studies at the postgraduate level in prestigious universities overseas.
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Last updated February 11, 2018