Architecture is the science and art of shaping the built environment and establishing habitable and enjoyable communities. The architectural engineering program is a five-year course designed to equip students with a sound knowledge and understanding of building design, landscape design, structure, construction, history of architecture,
Architecture is the science and art of shaping the built environment and establishing habitable and enjoyable communities. The architectural engineering program is a five-year course designed to equip students with a sound knowledge and understanding of building design, landscape design, structure, construction, history of architecture, heritage conservation as well as many other related subjects.
Program Educational Objectives
The main objectives of the architectural engineering curriculum are to provide its students with:
a strong foundation in basic skills to apply in their design process and presentations
a broad theoretical and practical knowledge related to their practice of architectural design and building construction
the skills and abilities for required for data collection, analysis, design and evaluation of architectural design projects
the information and ability required to produce building construction drawings and working details
the ability to utilize modern technology, for example computer aided design and other software application packages for architectural design, working drawings and presentation purposes in the field of architecture, urban design and urban planning
good oral and written communication skills
the ability to work effectively as members of a multidisciplinary team
the ability to compete professionally and function successfully in the diverse and fast-developing architectural engineering environment of the UAE
the knowledge to preserve both the built and natural environments, and the sensibility to understand the impact of architecture on its broader physical and cultural contexts, fulfilling both their professional as well as their ethical responsibilities
the ability for critical thinking and lifelong self-learning, so that they are capable of updating their technical knowledge while working as professional architects
Because of the multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum, graduates are qualified for employment in a variety of areas. They can work, for example, as designers and construction managers, or join city planning or community agencies and governmental authorities. Alternatively they can become building contractors. As graduates are trained in problem-solving they are able to adapt to a range of jobs in both the public and private sector.
The Bachelor of Science in Architectural engineering is awarded upon fulfillment of the following:
Successful completion of all courses in the prescribed curriculum
Successful completion of four months’ engineering training
The Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA is at least 2.0.
Freehand Drawing (290103)
Communication Skills in Arabic Language (102140)
Computer Applications (104110)
Research Methodology (103130)
Engineering Math 1 (217101)
Architecture in Hot Climate (270243)
Islamic Culture (102110)
Engineering Training (210300)
Contemporary Arab Architecture (273509)
Admission to the Architectural Engineering program requires a UAE secondary school certificate (science major), or its equivalent, with a minimum acceptable grade of 70 percent. For more information please refer to the university admissions policy.