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Bachelor of Architecture

Program Requirements

Student complete Bachelor of Architecture by completing twelve (12) courses (33 credit hours) of University General Education, four (4) course (10 credits) of Faculty Requirements, one (1) course (3 credits) of Department of Architecture requirements, thirty-five (35) courses (110 credits) of Architecture Major requirements and two (2) courses (6 credits) of Architecture Major Electives.    Total number of credits – 162. These courses are:

Course Code Course Title Credits
Core – 18 credits
MATH 113 Calculus I 4
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
Beginner Level Arabic 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
Required Electives – the field of Art and Humanities 6 credits
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100 or
ENGL 200
Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3
Electives – The field of Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 credits
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

Faculty (Engineering) Requirements (10 credit hours)

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 3

 Department (Architecture) Requirements (3 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credits
INDS 121 Interior Design Process, Human factors and Ergonomics 3

Major Compulsory Requirements (113 credit hours)

Course Code Course Title Credits
ARCH 113 Free Hand Sketching 1
ARCH 114 Technical Graphics 2
ARCH 115 Architectural Drawing and Presentation 3
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 213 Engineering Mechanics 3
CIEN 214 Structure Analysis for Architects  3
CIEN 261 Surveying  1
CIEN 322 Structural Design 3
MENG 468 Building Utilities I: HVAC and Mechanical Building Services 3
MENG 422 Building Utilities II: Illumination, Acoustics, and Electrical 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
Last updated: Aug 12, 2021 @ 12:30 am

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