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Architecture Course Outline

The course is split into three parts, Part IA, Part IB and Part II. Each part lasts one year. Students are given thorough understanding of the subject. They are provided teaching through lectures, studio work and supervisions. For the studio work, students need to prepare projects throughout the year. Students are required to create drawings and models to communicate their design ideas. The portfolio carries sixty percent marks each year.

The course syllabus is well designed and tailored with the purpose of providing students a complete understanding of the subject. Lecturers cover the academic curriculum. They teach students by employing various teaching methods. At the end of the course, students need to take written examination and coursework. Based on their performance in the exam, students are given grades. Students attend a lecture a week on every paper. They also need to attend group supervisions for which they need to undertake reading, preparation, complete essays.

Part IA

First Year

Studio work focuses upon the possibilities and conditions of architecture. It also lays emphasis upon undertaking and developing ability in traditional modes of architectural representation, collage, models, sections, plans, elevations, and perspectives. Students are also well accustomed to CAD and they get an excellent opportunity to enhance CAD skills by way of creating studio presentations. Students have five lecture-based papers in Part IA.

  • Introduction to Architectural Theory
  • Introduction to Architectural History
  • Fundamental Principles of Construction
  • Fundamental Principles of Environmental Design
  • Fundamental Principles of Structural Design

Students need to go for trip during Easter vacation to Rome. The trip includes visits and lectures on the well-known buildings of the city and city surroundings.

Part IB

Second Year

Students will have choice of three options for studio work. The studio work incorporates projects ranging from interior interventions and mapping studies to a reasonable-sized building. The course lays emphasis upon integrating the technical skills which are learned in Part IA and current lectures with studio productivity. Additionally, students may take five lecture-based papers, which build on knowledge gained in the first year.

  • Principles of Construction
  • Studies in Architectural History
  • Principles of Environmental Design
  • Principles of Structural Design
  • Theories of Architecture, Urbanism and Design

Part II

Third Year

For the final year, students will have a choice of three studios. These options differ in approach; however, at the end of the year students need to create a design for a building. There are four lecture-based papers that bear twenty percent of students' overall marks.

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Introduction to the Principles of Professional Practice
  • Structural Analysis and Environmental Design Related to Case Studies
  • Advanced Studies in Construction Technology
  • Advanced Studies in Historical and Theoretical Aspects of Architecture and Urbanism

Students need to prepare a written dissertation of 7, 000 to 9, 000 words on the chosen topic. This assignment carries twenty percent of students' marks. The course facilitates students to gain and enhance skills required for the job. Upon completing this course, students may get into architectural field easily.

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