Bachelor Programs in Architecture

Compare 80 Bachelor Programs in Architecture

Architecture

A bachelor’s degree is one of the most popular college degrees available, and millions of students around the world are choosing to pursue one. One popular type of degree focuses on the study of architecture—but what is a Bachelor in Architecture?

A BA degree in architecture allows students to study the design, planning, and construction of buildings. Architecture is one of the oldest and most-well known fields of study because it involves constructing buildings that can last for decades, centuries, or millennia. Those who pursue this degree might study design, aesthetics, and art, as well as more practical areas such as physics, building mechanics, plumbing and electrical systems, and the construction process. Students may also take courses on drawing, drafting, and computer aided design.

Those who take a Bachelor in Architecture will be able to thoroughly prepare themselves for a career in building design. In many countries, the BA in architecture degree is designed to prepare students to take architecture tests and receive official accreditation in whatever place they choose to seek employment. A BA will prepare students for the accreditation process, as well as give them experience needed for a future career and provide them with an advantage when seeking employment.

The cost of a bachelor’s degree in architecture can vary greatly from program to program, school to school, and even country to country. That’s why it’s vital that potential students carefully research the institutions that they are most interested in.

Those who decide to take a BA in architecture will most likely end up pursuing a career as an independent architect or a member of an architectural firm. They are also equipped for many jobs within the fields of construction, planning, or design. 

If you’re interested in obtaining a BA in architecture, then you can begin your online search today. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 USA San Diego

Construction management is a profession that brings architectural visions to life by protecting the interests of the construction process. Construction management professionals are leaders and influencers, those able to listen, organize, and communicate efficiently while abiding by laws and regulations to produce a high-quality end product. In the first and second year of study, our students take classes that overlap with those in the architecture program, learning the cross-disciplinary skills that will help prepare them for a career working with architecture and other building industry professionals. [+]

Bachelors in Architecture. Construction management is a profession that brings architectural visions to life by protecting the interests of the construction process. Construction management professionals are leaders and influencers, those able to listen, organize, and communicate efficiently while abiding by laws and regulations to produce a high-quality end product. In the first and second year of study, our students take classes that overlap with those in the architecture program, learning the cross-disciplinary skills that will help prepare them for a career working with architecture and other building industry professionals. [-]

Bachelor of pre-Architecture

The University of Arizona
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA Tucson

Architecture is an interdisciplinary field. It requires a comprehensive general education and an understanding of history and culture, physical environments and building technology combined with skill in drawing, design, math, and computer modeling. [+]

The five-year program that culminates in the accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree comprises: a foundation (pre-architecture) year a three-year professional core and a fifth year focusing on design options and a senior capstone project. Admission to the Professional Phase (second through fifth years) of the program is selective and competitive. The three-year professional core emphasizes five major areas: design/communication, history/theory, technologies, practice/management, and electives. Fifth year design options vary but typically include sustainable design, historic preservation, community design, lightweight structures, design-build, and behavioral aspects in design. Throughout the professional program architectural studies are balanced by general education requirements in three areas of knowledge: individuals and societies, traditions and cultures, and natural sciences. In addition, both open and architectural electives are required. Because the School has a strong commitment to general education and breadth of study outside architecture, the curriculum allows for the pursuit of a minor in another discipline. [-]

Bachelor of Design (Interiors)

Otago Polytechnic
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years February 2017 New Zealand Dunedin + 1 more

Interested in creating beautiful and practical spaces for people to live, work and play amongst? Want to help shape our future and need a qualification to kick start your design career? [+]

Bachelors in Architecture. Interested in creating beautiful and practical spaces for people to live, work and play amongst? Want to help shape our future and need a qualification to kick start your design career? This leading, professional degree programme offers a highly practical, real-life approach to interior design and will prepare you for employment within the industry. As the global population grows, so does the demand for innovative designers to create clever and sustainable spatial solutions. Your ability to think outside the box will be sought after and you could find work in a broad range of creative areas. Career options could include an Interior Designer, Lighting Designer, Furniture Designer, CAD Specialist, Exhibition Designer, Stage Designer or Design Writer/Editor. With hard work and commitment, you could set your sights on design company directorial roles. Gain a sound knowledge, understanding and practical experience of the design process, developing specialist skills in key aspects of interior design and redesign. Choose to study at one of New Zealand's most innovative and progressive design schools and enjoy an industry-focused approach to the unique history, context and philosophy of this field of design. Benefit from our excellent workshop facilities, the opportunity to undertake a work placement in a professional practice and the chance to showcase your creative talent. International fee: NZD 21,270 (first year) Skills required Creativity and vision. A passion for design. The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality. Practical ability. The ability to communicate your ideas to others. An interest in people and the world around you. Entry Requirements International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements. If English is not your first language , you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in reading and listening. Portfolio note Your portfolio should: Be a comprehensive review of your current design achievements, potential and commitment. We are looking for evidence that you are able to be original, versatile and enterprising and that you are committed to creative study in your chosen design field. Within the portfolio: Your portfolio should include work that you feel best represents your creativity and demonstrates your knowledge of and passion for your chosen field of study. It may contain photographs, small original works, sketches, and whatever you feel is visually informative about you and your abilities as a potential fashion/communication/interiors/product designer. Please include process work for some pieces (2-3 approximately). This could include drawings, sources of inspiration, comments etc which demonstrate the development of an idea, i.e. that you are able to develop and research an idea through to a finished design. e.g. painting, graphic work, garment, photograph, a creative textile work or 3-dimensional design, appropriate to your chosen field of study. For secondary school students this work can be anything completed over the last year and may be work that you are developing for NCEA Level 3 portfolios. We do not require finished NCEA boards but you may wish to include development work for these. We would like to see work that has been done as part of class or group projects, but also work which has been self-initiated, and demonstrates interest in your chosen field of study. Portfolio format The portfolio should be in a format appropriate to the work you are showing, i.e. digital (CD) or physical. As a guide, we expect at least 10 X A4 or A3 sheets – a clear binder is a good way to protect your work unless, of course, your portfolio is on CD or being sent by email. If you wish to include garments/samples in your portfolio, please consider providing photographs of your work instead. We have limited storage space and do not wish to risk damage to your work. Please note there is a 15MB file size limit for the portfolio if you are applying online. Cover letter Explain why you have chosen to apply for the selected programme. This letter should communicate your interest in the discipline and discuss what steps you have already taken to increase your chances of being accepted onto the programme. Please include Curriculum Vitae and your career goals in this letter and any other relevant information. Delivery of your portfolio Please courier or hand-deliver your portfolio to the address below (enclosing a self-addressed, postage-paid courier package in order for your work to be returned after consideration): Customer Services Otago Polytechnic F Block, Forth Street Dunedin 9016 Attn: Student Administrator for Design We look forward to receiving your application as soon as possible. Applications are preferred by 30 November (late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme). Additional documentation You must supply certified copies of proof of identify, academic records, proof of residency (where appropriate) and curriculum vitae. Selection procedure Selected applicants may be asked to undertake an interview, where they will be invited to discuss their portfolio. Eligible applicants will be selected using a range of identified criteria. Should the number of applicants who meet the selection process requirements exceed the available places, the professional judgement of staff will be used to determine those given immediate entry and those placed on a waiting list. Applicants who do not meet the acceptance criteria will be directed to a path of study to prepare them for application the following year. Provisional Entry: A school leaver or an adult applicant who does not meet all of the entry criteria may be given provisional entry to year one at the discretion of the Head of Department. Those who successfully complete and pass year one will be deemed to have met entry requirements and provisional status will be removed. The interview panel will consist of lecturers who teach on the course, along with an academic leader from the department. Applicants will be selected on merit using professional judgement on the basis of their portfolio of work, evidence of creativity, ability to take a concept through to model or prototype, and demonstration of the ability to undertake design study at degree level. Successful applicants are all informed before the end of the year and are sent detailed information on enrolment procedures, loans, starting dates for the following year and any information that might be required to facilitate a smooth introduction to the programme. Additional costs A list of equipment, textbooks and resources which must be purchased for this programme are available from the School of Design. Further study options Advance your design skills with our graduate or postgraduate qualifications in Design or Art, or expand your career prospects with a graduate teacher training programme. Programme specific risks Prior to enrolment, you are advised of the programme specific risks in workshops and CAD rooms. This information is provided by way of discussion at interview and written notification with acceptance and you will be required to undertake training before independent use of many types of equipment in workshops and studios. Risks include wood, metal, plastics, textiles, painting plant and equipment. You will be required to attend Otago Polytechnic training sessions in first aid and computer health and safety and will have significant exposure to working conditions in relevant design software. Studying at the school of design Offering small class sizes in immersive studio environments, the School of Design provides you with numerous chances to showcase your creative talent. You will be frequently involved in talks, exhibitions, and events, with the year culminating in the 'Excite' exhibition, a highlight on the Otago Polytechnic calendar. Benefit from our excellent workshop facilities, discipline-related studio areas, up-to-date CAD suites and the newly established innovation workSpace. The innovation workSpace is a commercial product design and development centre and academic research facility meeting international standards. It is able to facilitate the production of prototypes at all levels of the product design and development process and is set up with a wide range of the latest equipment including a CNC 3 axis router, CNC milling and turning, 3D rapid manufacturing, water jet cutter, laser cutting and engraving, and full 3D scanning and reverse engineering. It is a business enabler, matching academic rigour with enterprise, business, production and management, and is a showcase for applied design, creativity and innovative endeavour. newSplash newSplash is a professional Communication Design studio based at the Otago Polytechnic campus in Dunedin. This studio connects emerging designers with commercial or not-for-profit clients. newSplash matches clients' requirements to your design skills and enable you to gain valuable work experience in a learning environment. At the end of your degree you may apply for a job at the studio as a Design Associate, offering you up to a year of paid work experience, applying your skills to client work, in a busy studio environment. The School of Design also enjoys strong and frequent links to the local, national and international design community. You will benefit from ongoing networks and opportunities through these associations which will allow you to form contacts within the industry, while at the same time earning credits towards your degree. No matter what your discipline, we offer you the chance to work with 'real' clients, creating design-based solutions and services. [-]

Bachelor of Design specialising in Interior Design

Inscape Education Group
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Cape Town Durban Midrand Pretoria + 3 more

Interior Design is about planning environments for people and how they live and work, by considering their psychological, emotional and physical needs. A good designer looks at feasibility, context, circumstances, and cultural inclusion. Students learn about emerging technologies, products and services and the latest software. [+]

Interior Design is about planning environments for people and how they live and work, by considering their psychological, emotional and physical needs. A good designer looks at feasibility, context, circumstances, and cultural inclusion. Students learn about emerging technologies, products and services and the latest software. They can develop concepts and produce digital technical drawings. Graduates are able to create interior design solutions for clients in the retail, hospitality, domestic, exhibition, services, corporate, and specialist industries. Consumables cost 1st year (+-R1000) **estimates only Continuous project based assessment Digital and print portfolio submissions in 2nd and 3rd year Final years graduate in December Degree candidates can go on to apply for post graduate studies pending they meet the application and entrance requirements of the relevant Institution. Our programmes are quality assured and standardised across all Inscape campuses nationally. You can enrol for our Bachelor of Design programme at any campus to complete your 1st year. Students who are accepted into certain degree specialisation programmes might be required to complete their 2nd and 3rd year studies at another specialised Inscape campus. What is included in the course MacBook * optional Wacom tablet Software licenses (as per programme requirements) Prescribed textbooks 1st year preliminary art equipment Online library subscription Digital study guides and courseware Internet connectivity Excluded Monthly consumables Digital camera Course Information Year 1 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN 1st year – DESIGN SKILLS Developing fundamental design skills to create design savvy critical thinkers. Developing foundational Drawing Skills, Basic Material and Manufacturing awareness, Digital Image Making, Communication, Software and Leadership skills to create well rounded designers fit for any design industry. Developing an awareness of the integrated nature of design, advancing the unique thinking of our students. Introducing an appreciation for Design History. Establishing fundamental building blocks for creative problem solving. Course Information Year 2 DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC 2nd year – DESIGN KNOWLEDGE Discipline Specific knowledge will be developed through understanding specially developed briefs meeting specific client needs or wants. The study of functionality of a given space assists in creative solutions to problem solving for interior design spaces. Design challenges are adapted to cover all specialised areas of interior design such as: hospitality design; residential design; corporate design; retail design; furniture design; speciality design and services design. Applying theory to practice through an introduction into basic technical drawing conventions, construction techniques, site analysis and measurements, tracked and recorded site visits, technical services, lighting, electrical and plumbing requirements and how to communicate through drawings and specifications. This study includes an understanding of built environment terminologies used within interior design, a basic knowledge of the theory of materials, including their properties and the manufacturing process of the products, an introduction to national building regulations with reference to SANS 10400 and an introduction to Furniture design Advancing software skills and technical knowledge through an introduction to AutoCAD Basics, 3DsMax, Photoshop Rendering and Revit Modelling. Developing an understanding of the business of design through the awareness of project management process methodologies, plotting and lifecycle, feasibility studies, scope of work management, breakdown structures and time management. Practical applications of procurement schedule, resource planning, project cost management, human resource allocation and management as well as a basic introduction to law and contract management will be covered. Course Information Year 3 SPECIALISATION 3rd year – DESIGN STYLE Developing a signature interior design style by expanding on research and concept development skills focusing on design solutions and execution. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation and concept design both for competition briefs and allocated briefs. Developing advance knowledge and expert skills by exercising design development, financial feasibility, construction methods and choice as well as character and study of material types and building systems. Awareness of the latest design technologies and innovations through practice in software such as 3D Max and 3D Advanced Modelling focussing on more advanced rendering techniques as well as further enhancing Revit skills. Developing an understanding of the guidelines and principles involved in running a design business. Promoting business vision, mission and values give graduates the confidence and ‘know-how’ to start their own design initiatives based on a foundational knowledge of strategic development, marketing strategies, importance of branding and managing finances. More about the bachelor of design degree (B.DES) This three-year full time qualification produces professional designers equipped for a rewarding career in design. Students qualifying can practise as junior designers or study towards an Honours Degree. As this qualification is universal, it applies to a variety of design disciplines, including fashion design, interior design, graphic design, multimedia design, jewellery design, industrial design, product design, spatial design, design research, design writing and design for the environment. Traditionally, the various fields within design and design education have been separated. Public and private Higher Education schools have offered all sorts of qualifications. Our Bachelor of Design qualification aligns industry standards and educates designers following common guidelines. It also implements the long-awaited minimum standards for designers of all disciplines. Design is globally recognised as a profession. Worldwide, designers are required to have at least a three-year qualification. Inscape offers the Bachelor of Design Degree with common competencies and specialisations through elective subjects. The first year of the Bachelor of Design provides a foundation in design thinking, constructs and visual communication, photography, material studies, image making and design history, communication studies, leadership and unique thinking and software includes basics in Adobe products. We love that our students learn alongside aspiring designers of other disciplines. This kind of exposure blows a student’s design perspective wide open and teaches relevance and appropriateness in terms of design solutions within the business world. At the end of the first year, students are required to select their chosen stream as a specialisation of their future career choice. Our students love the fact that they have a full year to become fully entrenched in the world of design. They attest to the fact that when they make their final decision regarding a chosen specialisation that they do so with confidence and fully informed. Second and third year are intense. Each specialisation stream is packed with knowledge and technical skill required of the respective discipline. Our students however, are well prepared in the first year and enter into the senior years equipped with the ability to think critically and apply themselves effectively. Our success rates are a testimony to the fact that our unique approach to teaching design, works. [-]

Bachelor in Architectural Engineering

Samara State Technical University
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 Russia Samara

Purpose: formation of general and professional competences; developing skills to implement them in the project, research, communication, organizational and management, critical, expert and educational activities. [+]

Bachelors in Architecture. Architectural Engineering About school/organization: Leading professors with PhD degrees or Doctor of Science degrees train students to become skilled personnel in the field of architectural engineering. About the University (history, modern improvements, school mission, awards/accreditations) Established in 1914 Samara State Technical University is committed to the purity of science, research and innovation. Our Aim is to facilitate market needs in the areas which we specialize with students equipped with directly applicable skills. And we can honestly say that university alumni successfully put into practice acquired knowledge. Nowadays the University embraces 3 main campuses, 17 educational buildings, 8 dormitories, more than 50 research centers, 2 sport complexes and 3 recreation centres. The University is licensed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation to implement the educational activity in the field of higher education (License № 1938 from 17 February 2016). The University is accredited by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (State Accreditation Certificate № 1676 from 22 January 2016). Things that make the program special Purpose: formation of general and professional competences; developing skills to implement them in the project, research, communication, organizational and management, critical, expert and educational activities. The program aim is the acquisition and mastering of the skills in the development of methodology of scientific research, analysis of the processes in architecture. Outcome for graduates Graduates are welcome by the leading architectural departments and companies of Samara Region like Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of Samara, SE "Architectural and Planning Bureau", Urban Development Department of Samara and others. Application deadlines The Application procedure for the program ends on August 19th Start Dates The Application procedure for the program starts on June 1st Admission process - Fill in an Application Form - Email the Application Form, a copy of your passport and copies of your educational documents in English or in Russian. - Wait for the official reply from the University ( about 2-3 weeks ) - Translate and notarize your educational documents in the Embassy of the Russian Federation in your country - Apply for a Student Visa in your country - Upon arrival to Samara submit all the original documents - Sign the Contract and pay the tuition fee for the first semester/year Applicants who do not speak Russian are enrolled for the one-year Preparatory course, take an exam of the Russian language and after that submit the documents for the degree program. Entry requirements (language, previous degree or training, etc.) Entry exams: 1) Mathematics 2) Architectural Composition 3) Architectural and Engineering Graphics 4) Drawing 5) Russian Language List of documents: International passport Migration Card (you'll get it at the Russian cross-border control) 6 colour photos (size 3 x 4) Educational documents (high school certificate) and their certified copies, translated into Russian and notarised by a certified solicitor in the home country of the candidate. a certificate of health, issued by the official body of the home country and the original medical certificate that proves HIV-negative result taken within the last 30 days Length of program 5 years of full-time study Cost 131 040 rubles per year Scholarship information International applicants have an opportunity to receive the scholarships from the Russian Government. To apply for such scholarships you should contact the Representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the country of your residence. [-]

Bachelor in Spatial Design

Willem de Kooning Academy
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Cities, buildings, interiors. These have major influences on how we experience our world. In spatial design, we look at the urban environment and at indoor and outdoor spaces at small and large scale. It is a discipline in which cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical affinity come together creatively. [+]

Cities, buildings, interiors. These have major influences on how we experience our world. In spatial design, we look at the urban environment and at indoor and outdoor spaces at small and large scale. It is a discipline in which cultural and artistic awareness, social engagement, economic responsibility and technical affinity come together creatively. You learn to deal with complex tasks and situations that society faces. You learn to develop your own vision and to translate it into concrete design practice. The method of learning is through projects which cover current themes such as repurposing of buildings, sustainability and identity. In previous years, these themes included ‘quick-visit museums’, a flagship store for a new brand, a ‘long stay hotel’ in an industrial area of Rotterdam, a multi-cultural theatre in a church in Zuidwijk (Rotterdam), and an overhaul of empty buildings in the inner city of Rotterdam. While working on design projects, you take practical classes on analysis; the application of materials; architecture; model (maquette) building techniques; draughtsmanship; software programmes; techniques for light, colour, texture; and presentation techniques; next to that you take subject related theory and history. And of course you can do an exchange abroad in for example Barcelona, Glasgow or Helsinki. After completing the course, you can work as an interior designer, assistant architect, designer of interior or exterior objects, exhibition designer or spatial designer. You could also further specialise to gain a Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design at WdKA’s Piet Zwart Institute, or at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design. Creating Pioneers Our successful Spatial Design alumni include: Tom van Odijk & David Baars (TomDavid Architecten); Dennis Vedder; Edwin van de Velde; the duo Daniëlle Linscheer & Joyce Brouwer (known from Hostel/Atelier Ani & Haakien); and Ashley Govers (From Form, founder and partner). PORTFOLIO CHECKLIST Are you … talented in visual arts? independent and responsible? dedicated and motivated? entrepreneurial? Then visit one of our Open Days or Open Evenings – and bring your portfolio! – and apply for admission. WHAT A selection of 10-15 works which were preceded by a creative process For example: designs, objects, photos, films, games, animations, fashion (accessories), furniture, models, drawings, posters, campaigns, paintings, usable artifacts and sculptures. You can publish and present all of this in a neat traditional portfolio folder, but you can also use different methods: 3D work can be brought in a (cardboard) box, digital work can be presented on a laptop or tablet. Please note: apart from these works, please show us some other things you created. Make a careful selection between the two. That way, we can assess to what extent you have an insight in your own qualities and your own work. [-]

Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) in Architecture

Yasar University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Turkey İzmir

The Faculty of Architecture has two departments, namely that of Architecture and İnterior Architecture and Environmental Design [+]

The Faculty of Architecture has two departments, namely that of Architecture and İnterior Architecture and Environmental Design. These have a total of 450 students comprising about 10% of the university student population. We aim at educating students who have a good knowledge of implementation and the construction market, good acquintance of contemporary materials and detailing and developed creative design capacity. With these in mind, we invite professionals of all kinds to participate in our education and actiivities. There are currently as many visiting lecturers as the permenant staff, but this is to decrease gradually down to 20-30 % in the future. By inviting professionals we aim at uniting theory with practice. In addition, at all times, between 10 to 20% of our academic staff is composed of foreign nationalities. Knowing that love of a profession is the key for success, each academic year we engage in many diverse social and academic activities. Some of these are carried from the local up to the national and international scale. The faculty desires to further develop it’s international relations and this is clearly stated among its development goals and objectives. The Faculty, in parallel to the aims of the University, also serves the city of İzmir and it’s region. We collaborate with several municipalities and government offices in preparing projects and research. These also help increase the experience of our staff and students. We are conscious that good professional knowledge does not suffice and that students will need entrepreneurial skills in order to succeed, when they face market realities in the future. The Faculty, therefore, spends considerable effort in educating its students in this direction. Evidently, all students need to have ability to use computers efficiently. Although a certain number of courses are given in our two departments, all cannot be taught for obvious reasons. We also wish that each one of our students develop his/her freehand drawing capacity. We realise that this slowly disappearing skill needs to be protected preciously and futher developed. Our staff- student relations are carefully managed so that each student feels at home when he or she is at the campus.... [-]


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. [+]

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 of Architecture (Integrated Studies: bachelor and master)

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Dynamic, innovative as much as practical, the programme consists of an interdisciplinary network, with other Departments associated effectively, in order to meet fast advancing global demands on both academic and professional dimensions. [+]

Bachelors in Architecture. Dynamic, innovative and at the same time practical programme is implemented using Studio model – study modules are integrated in one complex assignment. Exclusivity of this programme lies in historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical critical analysis of existing typologies, which is related to creation of aesthetic prototypes, integrating constructive, materials, mechanical, ecological and economic research. Combination of technologies, physical, social sciences, humanities and arts Integral interdisciplinary framework of modules enables every student to follow a distinctive path of diverse self-expression, consistently expanding and deepening the experience of design and assessing the interdisciplinary context. Guest lecturers with international experience Architects, practicing abroad, urbanists and scientists from famous foreign universities are invited to give lectures. The programme develops architects with deep technological knowledge and communication skills Alternative choice of modules provides students with a possibility to deepen their communicative skills or technological knowledge. Graduates work around the world Students can perform practical activities during studies and when they acquire 3 years of experience, they can be responsible for architectural projects. Graduates work not only in the countries of the European Union, but also in China (Andrius Kenstavičius) and Japan (Kristijonas Būdelis). In 2013 first two foreign students graduated from the programme (Liu Yanwei and Sharida Hekmat). Their diplomas are recognised in China and United Arab Emirates. Comfortable atmosphere of studies and close relations between students and lecturers Compared to other Lithuanian schools of architecture, Department of Architecture and Urbanism at Kaunas University of Technology is distinguished by its comfortable atmosphere and close relationships between students and lecturers (“discovery together” – lecturer as partner), integration of academic and practical skills, involvement of students in scientific activities. Skills & Competencies Computer-aided design – principles, structure, methods, technologies Buildings – people, connections, constructions, materials City – contacts, communication, movement, spaces Communication – virtual reality, parametric animation, installation Entrance Requirements High school certificate (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified). Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible (otherwise additional entrance exams are organised by KTU). Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject. Entrance score should be not lower than 2. [-]

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. [+]

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 Architectural Technology and Construction Management

University College of Northern Denmark
Campus Full time 7 semesters September 2017 Denmark Aalborg

Do you see yourself developing, leading and managing large construction enterprises and are you looking for a career in international construction? [+]

Bachelors in Architecture. Do you see yourself developing, leading and managing large construction enterprises and are you looking for a career in international construction? As an Architectural Technologist and Construction Manager you take part in the overall planning of a construction project. Your role will often be that of project manager or site manager in an entrepreneurial, engineering or architectural company. The building process depends on the close cooperation between many different skills and specialists. The Architectural Technologist and Construction Manager plays an important role in tying together the knowledge and interests of the client, architects, engineers, tradesmen and authorities. This requires that you are able to cooperate and communicate with a range of different people with different educational, language, and cultural background. It also requires that you have a good general overview. ... [-]

Bachelor of the Built Environment

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Melbourne

Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of the Built Environment was developed following rigorous consultation with industry stakeholders and benchmarking with comparative courses within Australia to ensure that students have essential skills as required by architects at the undergraduate level. Build your future with Melbourne Polytechnic. [+]

Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of the Built Environment was developed following rigorous consultation with industry stakeholders and benchmarking with comparative courses within Australia to ensure that students have essential skills as required by architects at the undergraduate level. Build your future with Melbourne Polytechnic. Course Description The Bachelor of the Built Environment was accredited in late 2013, with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). Course design includes input from a range of stakeholders including architectural and construction firms, ensuring theoretical and practical coverage. The Bachelor of the Built Environment is aligned to the recommendations of the Australian Institute of Architects Standards for Undergraduate Programs in Architecture. From this Degree you will: Have advanced technical skills and a substantial knowledge base including design principles and theories relating to the practice of architecture Be able to create innovate design solutions that respond effectively to client briefs, sustainable principles and that are sympathetic to the surrounding natural and built environments Have the knowledge to articulate appropriate construction techniques, materials and building services into design solutions mindful of embodied energy Be able to problem-solve using a variety of techniques and tools in order to synthesise and apply knowledge to a range of planning and design tasks of varying size and complexity Articulation The Bachelor of the Built Environment has been designed to enable students to articulate from the Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural) (22268VIC) and receive the equivalent of 11 subject credits (approximately three semesters). All prospective students will be required to submit a folio of work and attend an interview. [-]

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 [+]

Bachelors in Architecture. 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

Volgograd State Technical University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Russia Volgograd

Architecture (07.00.00). As a part of this programme students graduate to work in the following fields: [+]

VSTU is the leading regional University, which ranks among the best institutions in the amount of qualified specialists of Volgograd region, the South of Russia and some foreign countries. University obtains a well-developed infrastructure, ensures high professional level and influences forming of social qualities of students for their successful integration in the international economy. According to the strategy of University there was founded a research and education industrial complex (cluster) focused on training of well-qualified specialists for high-tech sectors of economy. Transformations in the sphere of higher education of the Russian Federation were affected and realized in VSTU as a multilevel system of educational programs, modern forms of academic activity organization, quality control, adequate material and technical support. Favorable social environment has been created in a large team of employees and students. Most of them share cultural and ethical values, keep and develop tradition of polytechnic school. VSTU is committed to the principles of the Bologna Declaration. Architecture (07.00.00). As a part of this programme students graduate to work in the following fields: Architectural design; Architectural and structural design; Urban design; Urban environment design; Interior design; Entrance examinations In order to enter Bachelor’s Program, it is obligatory to provide: a document of previous education (original), nostrificated and legalized. Then an applicant undergoes the entrance examinations in the following subjects: Russian language; Mathematics; Physics/Chemistry/History/Social studies (depending on the chosen field of studies). Admission is held in accordance with the entrance examinations results. [-]

BACHELOR INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE & PRODUCT DESIGN

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris

This course prepares students to become specialists in furniture and object design, from the design of interior spaces, to stage design, the creation of cultural spaces, environments and urban spaces. [+]

Bachelors in Architecture. This course prepares students to become specialists in furniture and object design, from the design of interior spaces, to stage design, the creation of cultural spaces, environments and urban spaces. Thanks to numerous partnerships with companies in the industry, and a teaching staff made up of architecture and design professionals, LISAA is widely renowned, notably by the Ministry of Culture and Communications and also by UNAID (French National Union of Interior Architecture Designers). LISAA is ranked by professionals as the 5th best private school in Paris for interior architecture. STATE-REGISTERED QUALIFICATION The Interior Architecture – Environmental Design course takes place over three years after a foundation year (MANAA) or an Introductory Course in Applied Arts. Graduates are awarded a qualification in Interior Architecture – Environmental Design listed on level 2 (FR), 6 (EU), NSF 232n of the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP), decree published 19th April 2011 in the official journal of 12th May 2011. Advantages of the Course Classes centred around real projects in order for students to acquire creative, technical and communication skills A large network of prestigious partner companies and a teaching staff made up of industry professionals, aware of the technological changes occurring in a constantly evolving industry A flexibility and adaptability that allows students to rapidly integrate into the professional world A vast network of graduates who have a role in advancing the careers of graduates Careers Interior architect Commercial architect Design journalist Decorator Packaging designer Events manager Trends Designer Global designer Scenographer Museographer Interior architect / Product designer Product designer Service designer Art director Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is subject to both the presentation of a portfolio of work and an oral interview. The objective of these conditions is not merely to assess the candidate’s level but also — and above all — to gauge his or her motivation and the potential of his or her academic profile to suit the specificities of the professions in interior architecture and design. Students can join in at the beginning of every year (1st, 2nd or 3rd year). [-]