The Department of Architecture is continuously striving to improve the standard of postgraduate teaching and research quality and to bring it at par with the best universities in the world. Currently, DoA offers two post-graduate programs:

  • Master’s Degree Program in Architecture (M.ARCH)

The Master’s degree program in Architecture was instituted in 1990. M.Arch degree requirements are fulfilled upon completion of 30 credit hours, which includes 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of research Thesis. DoA’s M.Arch program is very popular and competitive, attracting students from all over the country who show a keen interest in obtaining admission. Our M.Arch students carry out comprehensive research projects related to various aspects of the built environment and the architectural heritage. These projects help in understanding unexplored aspects of our built environment and propose innovative solutions.

Those seeking admission to the M.Arch program should have an undergraduate degree in either Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, or City and Regional Planning, from a PCATP- or PEC-accredited institute. The minimum and maximum duration for M.Arch is 1.5 and 4 years respectively, which is counted from the date of registration.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. program is offered to make a distinct and valuable contribution to the existing body of knowledge. It is generally expected that candidates who wish to join the program have had significant professional experience and have developed an interest in some particular aspect of the built environment that they wish to explore further. It is expected that the doctoral program will help develop the culture of research and inquiry beyond the realm of the academic world, and will thus contribute towards the development of the profession of architecture in the country.

The Ph.D. degree program requirements are fulfilled upon successful completion of 24 credit hours of coursework in addition to doctoral research that culminates in a dissertation. The minimum and maximum duration for Ph.D. is 5 and 7 years respectively, which is counted from the date of registration.

Postgraduate (M.Arch & Ph.D.) Programs in Architecture

List of Core, Elective, and Mandatory Courses
Course Code
Course Title
Arch: 602 Research Methodology
Arch: 603 Architectural Heritage of Pakistan
Arch: 605 Theory of Architecture
Arch: 610 Energy Efficient Architecture
Arch: 614 Framework for Sustainable Design
Arch: 621 Understanding Urban Settlements
Arch: 638 Architectural Research Methods
Arch: 640 Analysis of Architectural Precedent
Course Code
Course Title
Arch: 601Architectural Design Studio-I
Arch: 604Contemporary Architecture in Pakistan
Arch: 606Urban Design Studio-I
Arch: 607History of Urban Form
Arch: 608Integrated Building Design
Arch: 609Building Services and Systems
Arch: 611Earthquake Architecture-I
Arch: 612Sultanate Period Architecture
Arch: 613Theory of Digital Design Culture
Arch: 615History of Lahore
Arch: 616Interior Design
Arch: 617Landscape Architecture
Arch: 618Oriental Language
Arch: 619Approaches to Study Architectural History
Arch: 620Architectural Design Studio-II
Arch: 622Advanced Architectural Presentation
Arch: 623Business Communication
Arch: 624Conservation of Architectural Heritage
Arch: 625Conservation of Urban Built Heritage
Arch: 626Legislation and Conservation of Cultural Heritage
Arch: 627Urban Design Studio–II
Arch: 628Technologies and Strategies for Passive Design Architecture
Arch: 629Advanced Structural Systems
Arch: 630Construction Management
Arch: 631Building Energy Simulation and Design
Arch: 632Earthquake Architecture-II
Arch: 633Urban Renewal and Revitalization in Practice
Arch: 634Comprehensive Urban Planning Studies
Arch: 635Histography of Islamic Art and Architecture
Arch: 636Historic Architecture of Gujarat and Rajasthan
Arch: 637Cross-cultural Visual Art Exchanges: West Asia, Central Asia & Sub-Continent
Arch: 639Culture in International Contexts
Arch: 641Parametric Urbanism
Arch: 642Biomimicry in Architecture
Arch: 643Islamic Funerary Architecture
Arch: 644Ornamentation in Islamic Architecture
Arch: 645Advanced Architectural Studio
Course Code
Course Title
Arch: 699 Thesis (Compulsory)
Arch: 799 PhD Dissertation (Compulsory)