Bachelor of Architecture

Program Requirements (AY 2022-2023)

The Bachelor of Architecture degree requires the completion of the following degree requirements:

Requirements description Credits
I. General Education Requirements 32
a. Orientation Courses 17
b. Knowledge Domain – Humanities & Fine Arts 6
c. Knowledge Domain – Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
d. Knowledge Domain – Natural Sciences/Mathematics 3
II. Engineering Requirements 13
a. Compulsory 13
b. Elective
III. Department Requirements 9
a. Compulsory 9
b. Elective
IV. Major Requirements 107
a. Compulsory 101
b. Elective 6

General Education Requirements (32 Credits)
University General Education Requirements are (31) Credit Hours, as follows:
Core Courses (18 Credit hours)
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition is mandatory for first year students.

Course Code Course Title Credits
MATH 113 Calculus I 3
ENGL 101 Composition 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
ARAB 101 or
ARAB 110
Arabic Language and Culture for Non- Native Learners I or
Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I
3
UNIV 200 Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability 3

General Knowledge Domains (18 Credit Hours)
Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)

MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100 or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credit Hours)

UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3

Required Electives – The field of Natural Sciences – 3 credits

ENVS 102 Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations 3

The fifth writing intensive course is ARCH 591 Graduation Project Thesis Research.

Faculty (Engineering) Requirements
Faculty Requirements are (13) Credit Hours include the following courses:

Course Code Course Title Credits
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
IENG 321 Engineering Economy 3
ENGR 390 Internship I 3
ENGR 391 Internship II 3

Department Requirements

Department Requirements are (9) Credit Hours as follow:
Compulsory: (9 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credits
INDS 121 Interior Design Process, Human factors and Ergonomics 3
INDS 112 Design Communication 1:  Sketching and Drawing for Interiors 3
INDS 122 Design Communication 2: Digital Media for Interiors 3

Major Requirements

Major Requirements are (107) Credit Hours as follow:
Compulsory: (101 Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credits
ARCH 121 Basic Design I 4
ARCH 122 Basic Design 2 4
ARCH 223 Computer Architectural Drawing 2
ARCH 221 Architectural Design Studio 1 4
ARCH 222 Architectural Design Studio 2 4
ARCH 231 Building Construction 1 3
ARCH 232 Building Construction 2 3
ARCH 241 History and Theory of Architecture 1 3
ARCH 242 History and Theory of Architecture 2 3
ARCH 321 Architectural Design Studio 3 4
ARCH 322 Architectural Design Studio 4 4
ARCH 331 Building Construction 3 3
ARCH 336 Construction Drawings 3
ARCH 341 History and Theory of Architecture 3 3
ARCH 342 History and Theory of Contemporary Architecture 3
ARCH 372 3
ARCH 421 Architectural Design Studio 5 4
ARCH 422 Architectural Design Studio 6 4
ARCH 454 Urban Planning 3
ARCH 463 Landscape Architecture 3
ARCH 457 Urban Design 3
ARCH 485 Professional Practice 3
ARCH 487 Project Management 3
ARCH 521 Architectural Design Studio 7 4
ARCH 591 Graduation Project Thesis Research 2
ARCH 592 Graduation Project Design 6
CIEN 216 Structures for architecture 1  3
CIEN 316 Structures for Architecture 2  3
CIEN 261 Surveying  1
MENG 468 Building Utilities I: HVAC and Mechanical Building Services 3
MENG 466 Building Services 3

Major Electives: (6 Credit Hours)

To be selected from the following list of courses:

Code Course Title Credits
ARCH 449 Technology of the Built Environment 3
ARCH 456 Sustainable Housing 3
ARCH 459 Conservation of Historic Environment 3
ARCH 473 Environmental Control 3
INDS 351 Parametric Design 3
INDS 353 Landscape and Garden Design 3
INDS 451 Portfolio Design 3
INDS 453 Advanced BIM: Scheduling and coordination 3
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