Undergraduate Programs

Offered Programs:

Undergraduate Program

At present the Department runs a 5-year (Ten Semesters) program of studies leading to a professional degree in Architecture (B.Arch.). Graduates of this program fulfill all licensing requirements of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP), and are able to practice Architecture anywhere in Pakistan. Students registered in this program will also have the option to gain specialization in future as indicated below.

  1. Housing and Urban Design
  2. Landscape Architecture
  3. Interior Design
  4. Building Conservation
  5. Urban Revitalization
  6. Building Construction Management
  7. Architectural Studies

The program of study is highly demanding and only those students are recommended to apply who are willing to work long hours. Furthermore, significant components of studies involve fieldwork, where students are required to visit construction sites, conduct field surveys, and join out of station study tours. B.Arch. degree requirements also include 16 weeks of internship in a professional establishment, which would typically take place during summer vacations.

Bachelor of Architecture Curriculum

Semester 1

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:101 Basic Design – I

0

5

Arch:102 Materials and Construction – I

2

1

Arch:103 History of Civilization – I

2

0

Arch:104 Architectural Graphic – I

0

3

Arch:105 Surveying and Levelling

1

2

HU-120 Communication Skill-I

0

1

Total:

5

12

Semester 2

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:111 Basic Design – II

0

5

Arch:112 Structural System – I

2

0

Arch:113 History of Civilization – II

2

0

Arch:114 Architectural Graphics – II

0

3

Arch:115 Free Hand Sketching

0

2

HU/IS:101 Islamic and Pakistan Studies-I

3

0

Total:

7

10

Semester 3

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:201 Architectural Design – I

0

8

Arch:202 Structural Systems – II

2

0

Arch:203 History of Civilization – III

2

0

Arch:206 Environmental Control-I

2

1

HU/IS:202 Islamic and Pakistan Studies-II

3

0

HU:220 Communication Skills-II

0

1

9

10

Semester 4

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:211 Architectural Design – II

0

8

Arch:212 Material Construction -II

2

0

Arch:213 History of Civilization – IV

2

0

Arch:214 Computer Applications in Architecture-I

0

2

Arch:216 Environmental Control-II

2

1

6

11

Semester 5

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:301 Architectural Design–III

0

8

Arch:302 Building Services

2

0

Arch:303 Environmental Psychology

2

0

Arch:304 Computer Application in Architecture –II

0

2

Arch:306 Energy Efficient Architecture

2

1

6

11

Semester 6

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:311 Architectural Design–IV

0

8

Arch:312 Architectural Working Drawings

0

2

Arch:313 Architectural Theory and Criticism-I

2

0

Arch:315 Research & Report Writing

2

1

Arch-317 Interior Design

2

2

6

13

Semester 7

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:401 Architectural Design–V

0

8

Arch:403 Architectural Theory and Criticism-II

2

0

Arch:407 Landscape Design

2

2

Arch:408 Human Settlement Studies-I

2

1

6

11

Semester 8

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:411 Architectural Design–VI

0

8

Arch-412 Integrated Design

0

3

Arch:413 Architecture in Pakistan

2

0

Arch:417 Conservation of Historic Building

2

0

Arch:418 Human Settlement Studies-II

0

2

4

13

Semester 9

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:501 Thesis Design – I

0

12

Arch:502 Project Management

2

1

Arch:503 Elective-I

2

0

4

13

Semester 10

Ref. No

Subject

Credit Hours

Theory

Practical

Arch:511

Thesis Design – II

0

12

Arch:512

Professional Practice

2

1

Arch:513

Electives–II

2

0

4

13