Bachelor in Architecture

Program Requirements

Students must complete a total of 162 credits as follows:

Degree Requirements Credits
General Education Requirements 30
Core Engineering Requirements 10
Department Compulsory Requirements 113
Technical Electives 6
Total 162


General Education Requirements (30 Credits)

1. Core (24) Credit Hours, UNIV 100, University Freshman Transition is mandatory for freshmen.

Code Course Title Credit
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 1
ENGL 101 Composition 3
ENGL 200 Advanced Composition 3
MATH 113 Calculus I 4
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  3
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3

2. The field of Arts and Humanities (6 Credits)

ARAB 110 Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I 3
ARTT 100 Introduction to Visual Arts 3
COMM 102 Reading Image and Film 3
COMM 104 Photography and Communication 3
ENGL 102 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures 3
HIST 100 Contemporary Middle Eastern History 3
HIST 101 Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula  3
PHIL 101 Ethics in Today’s World 3
PHIL 102 World Philosophies  3

3. The Field of Natural Sciences (3-4 credit hours)

ENVS 102 Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations 3

Engineering Requirement (10 Credits)

PHYS 110 University Physics I 3
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 1
IENG 321 Engineering Economy 3
ENGR 390 Internship 3

Program Requirements (119 Credits)

1. Compulsory: (116) Credit Hours

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 II 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 421 Architectural Design Studio 5 4
ARCH 422 Architectural Design Studio 6 4
ARCH 454 Urban Planning 3
ARCH 463 Landscape Architecture 3
ARCH 472 Sustainable Architecture 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
ARCH 456 Sustainable Housing 3
ARCH 482 Specifications and Quantity Surveying 3
ARCH 485 Professional Practice 3
ARCH 487 Project Management 3

Technical Electives: (6 Credit)

ARCH 447 Behavioral and Social Factors in Environmental Design 3
ARCH 449 Technology of the Built Environment 3
ARCH 457 Urban Design 3
ARCH 459 Conservation of Historic Environment 3
ARCH 473 Environmental Control 3
ARCH 481 Local Architecture 3
Total 162 Credits 

Program Requirements

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

Requirements Description Credits
I. General Education Requirements 33
    a. Orientation Courses 14
    b. Knowledge Domain – Humanities & Fine Arts 6
    c. Knowledge Domain – Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
    d. Knowledge Domain – Natural Sciences/Mathematics 7
II. Engineering Requirements 10
    a. Compulsory 10
    b. Elective
III. Department Requirements 119
    a. Compulsory 113
    b. Technical Elective 6
Total 162

General Education Requirements (33 Credits)

University General Education Requirements are (33) Credit Hours, as follows:

Orientation Courses (14 Credit hours)

UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition is mandatory for first year students.

Code Course Title Detailed Distribution of Credit Hours Credit Hours
Lecture Practical
ENGL 101 Composition 3 3
UNIV 100 University First-Year Transition 1 1
UNIV 200 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 3
CSCI 112 Introduction to Computer Programming 3 3
CSCI 113 Introduction to Computer Programming Lab 3 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 3

General Knowledge Domains (19 Credit Hours)

Humanities and Fine Arts (6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Detailed Distribution of Credit Hours Credit Hours
Lecture Practical
PHIL 100 or ENGL 200 Critical Thinking and Reasoning  or
Advanced Composition
3 3
MEST 100 Introduction to Islam in World Culture  1 1

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Detailed Distribution of Credit Hours Credit Hours
Lecture Practical
UAES 200 Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies 3 3
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6-8 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Detailed Distribution of Credit Hours Credit Hours
Lecture Practical
MATH 113 Calculus I 4 4
ENVS 102 Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations 3 3

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

Engineering Requirements

Faculty Requirements are (10) Credit Hours include the following courses:

Code Course Title Detailed Distribution of Credit Hours Credit Hours
Lecture Practical
PHYS 110 University Physics I 3 1
PHYS 111 University Physics I Lab 3 2
IENG 321 Engineering Economy 3 3
ENGR 390 Internship 3 4

Department Requirements

Department Requirements are (119) Credit Hours as follow:

Compulsory: (113 Credit Hours)

Code Course Title Detailed Distribution of Credit Hours Credit Hours
Lecture Practical
ARCH 113 Free Hand Sketching 3 4
ARCH 114 Technical Graphics 6 2
ARCH 115 Architectural Drawing and Presentation 1 6 3
ARCH 121 Basic Design I 12 4
ARCH 122 Basic Design II 12 4
ARCH 223 Computer Architectural Drawing 1 3 2
ARCH 221 Architectural Design Studio 1 12 4
ARCH 222 Architectural Design Studio 2 12 4
ARCH 231 Building Construction 1 2 3 3
ARCH 232 Building Construction 2 2 3 3
ARCH 241 History and Theory of Architecture 1 3 3
ARCH 242 History and Theory of Architecture 2 3 3
ARCH 321 Architectural Design Studio 3 12 4
ARCH 322 Architectural Design Studio 4 12 4
ARCH 331 Building Construction 3 2 3 3
ARCH 336 Construction Drawings 1 6 3
ARCH 341 History and Theory of Architecture 3 3 3
ARCH 342 History and Theory of Contemporary Architecture 3 3
ARCH 372 3 3
ARCH 421 Architectural Design Studio 5 12 4
ARCH 422 Architectural Design Studio 6 12 4
ARCH 454 Urban Planning 1 6 3
ARCH 463 Landscape Architecture 1 6 3
ARCH 521 Architectural Design Studio 7 12 4
ARCH 591 Graduation Project Thesis Research 1 3 2
ARCH 592 Graduation Project Design 18 6
CIEN 213 Engineering Mechanics 3 3
CIEN 214 Structure Analysis for Architects  3 3
CIEN 261 Surveying  3 1
CIEN 322 Structural Design 3 3
MENG 468 Building Utilities I: HVAC and Mechanical Building Services 3
MENG 422 Building Utilities II: Illumination, Acoustics, and Electrical Building Services 3 3
ARCH 456 Sustainable Housing 3 3
ARCH 482 Specifications and Quantity Surveying 3 3
ARCH 485 Professional Practice 3 3
ARCH 487 Project Management 3 3

Major Electives: (6 Credit Hours)

To be selected from the following list of courses:

Code Course Title Credit Hours
ARCH 449 Technology of the Built Environment 3
ARCH 457 Urban Design 3
ARCH 459 Conservation of Historic Environment 3
ARCH 473 Environmental Control 3
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CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages and more specifically the C++ language. Besides, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. The topics covered include basic operations, data types, input/output, selection statements, control structures, arrays, functions, and strings.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include, simple data types, input/output, selection statements, control loops, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

ARTT 100 - Introduction to Visual Arts

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

The course provides an introduction to the art and architecture of various geographical regions around the world in order to provide the ability for appreciation, interpretation and historical understanding. It focuses on a select number of major developments in a range of media and cultures, emphasizing the way that works of art function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts and forces.

COMM 102 - Reading Image and Film

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

This course allows leaners to study aesthetic effects and strategies of persuasion in contemporary visual images. Learning engagement include images in electronic media, film, photographs, cartoons, advertisements, and public performances and events.

COMM 104 - Photography and Communication

Perceptions of the world are recorded visually in different ways. The course is an introduction to the techniques of digital photography and trains learners in the visual competence of reading, analyzing, composing and communicating effective visual messages.

ENGL 102 - Public Speaking

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101 (ENGL 100/101)

This course is designed to provide an overview of principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Course content and assignments emphasize audience analysis, effective and coherent composition development, research strategies and skills, and presentation delivery methods to strengthen confidence and credibility.

ENGL 201 Literature across Cultures

Pre-requisite: ENGL 102

Students explore world literature as a form of cultural expression and develop their sensitivity to cultural diversity through a critical study of the literatures of the world, through a study selections from a variety of texts which may include short fiction, novels, graphic novels, plays, essays, poems and films, as a socio-cultural response by writers to the world in which they live. They will deepen their knowledge of the complexities of human life and nature, and develop respect for people and cultures, love for nature, desire for peace and commitment to justice and will also become familiar with those literary terms and conventions necessary to discuss and write about literary works.

HIST 100 - Contemporary Middle Eastern History

The course is designed to acquaint students with an in-depth understanding of the major issues affecting the Middle East in the 21st century, will review the origins and development of the modern Middle East and understand the social, economic, and political foundations that set the stage for the region this century. Students will also become familiar with original source material that frame the key issues in the modern Middle East and engage in discussion of key issues.

HIST 101 - Ancient History of the Arabian Peninsula 

This course concentrates on the geographical background of the Arabian Peninsula, including its location, and descriptions of its provinces, routes, its flora and fauna. It also focuses on the commercial importance and its political situation during the period from the third Millennium B.C. to the rise of Islam or to the seventh century A.D. There are some details about archaeological sites in the Peninsula. It also studies in details about the ancient kingdoms, civilizations, people and societies of Arabia. This course deals with religious, political, commercial and social situations in Arabia before the Rise of Islam. The course also studies the relations between the ancient Arabs and their neighbors.

PHIL 101 - Ethics in Today’s World

The course provides learners with an understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought, and a background to the traditions and movements in the development of ethical theory and methods of reasoning. Contemporary ethical, moral, and social issues that are of global concern, such as justice, decisions about right and wrong, responses to technological changes, responsibility for the environment, human rights and responsibility for other human beings, and other major business, legal, and medical issues are among the topics exposed by learners. Students apply ethical principles and perspectives to analyze, compare and critically evaluate relevant personal, social and professional problems and engage in ethical reasoning and decision making processes.

PHIL 102 - World Philosophies 

The course surveys the major philosophers from the most important world philosophical traditions: European, Indian, Chinese, etc. Some of the topics addressed include the internal world of personal identity, the nature of knowledge, the concept of happiness, the nature of reality and the external world, the relation of language to the world, meaning, and truth.

ENVS 102 - Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations

The course examines the interactions between human and environmental systems, and its effect on the future of environmental sustainability. Topics covered include global and local environmental change, conservation of the ecosystem, biodiversity, water management and climate change.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

IENG 321 - Engineering Economy

Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 107 (CAA)

Principles of engineering economy, equivalence and compound interest formula, single and multiple alternative, management concepts and theories of management.

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

ARCH 113 - Free Hand Sketching

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

Perception of architectural and artistic objects, volumes, textures and materials. Means of expression in free hand sketching of forms and natural settings. Sketching including different plants, objects and people using pencil and other presentation media with special emphasis on the aesthetic proportions of objects. The course incorporates the basic principles of perspective drawing, shade and shadow techniques, rendering techniques including pencil, ink and water color.

ARCH 114 - Technical Graphics

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

A project-based course; it depends primarily on the development of manual drawing skills. It is based on use of instruments and equipments necessary for accurate drafting of simple geometric constructions gradually evolved into orthogonal – isometric and axonometric – projections, planes, sections and elevations.

ARCH 115 - Architectural Drawing and Presentation

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 113

Various techniques of drafting, architectural expressions and projection. Perspective drawings using one and two vanishing points. Techniques of structuring interior and exterior perspectives of buildings, using various means of architectural presentation. The effect of shade and shadow on architectural drawings. Projection of different forms and shapes of buildings.

ARCH 121 - Basic Design I

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

An introduction to the basic components of two-dimensional design: subject, form, content, with a focus on their dynamic interrelation. Through observation, analysis, discussion of traditional and contemporary approaches in fine and commercial arts, students learn to apply the elements and principles of visual organization to creative projects using various media.

ARCH 122 - Basic Design II

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 121

This course is an introduction to the fundamental process and concepts of design theory as it relates to the 3 dimensional world. Students will be involved in hands on explorations through the use of materials such as but not limited to: Foam-core board, plaster, and wire. The functions of space, volume, mass, plane, line, scale, symmetry/asymmetry, form, balance and structure shall be explored.

ARCH 223 - Computer Architectural Drawing

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 114 The role of computer in architectural design and production of drawings. This course also introduces the students to more advanced drawing software including Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, etc.

ARCH 221 - Architectural Design Studio 1

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

Introduction to architectural design principles. Applications including different visual forms. Emphasizing the role of function and structure on architecture. Design of an elementary architectural project on a plain plot of land.

ARCH 222 - Architectural Design Studio 2

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 221

Design of buildings with an integrated program and moderate site requirements. Emphasis shall continue on the effects of functional, visual and structural aspects on architecture. The role of environmental and climatic implications on buildings. Physical means of building climatic response.

ARCH 231 - Building Construction 1

Pre-requisite(s): None

Properties of natural materials (strength, tenacity, porosity, heat conductivity, etc.). Building materials (stone, concrete, bricks, timber, metals, glass, plastic, etc.). Building technology (site preparation, soil testing, excavation works, and types of foundation: raft, piles, footings, etc.). Systems of structures: post and lintel, slabs, roofs, internal and external walls, etc. Types of damp proofing in buildings.

ARCH 232 - Building Construction 2

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 231

Building components, construction techniques and finishing details. Walls, partitions, slab roofs (flat and slanted), floors, staircases, and fenestration. Advanced damp proof courses and materials. Heat and noise insulation systems. Prefabricated construction and building elements.

ARCH 241 - History and Theory of Architecture 1

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

Introduction to history of art and architecture, and their development through the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. Analysis of historical monuments and buildings and their architectural characteristics. Emphasis on the architectural principles, theories, and impact on the development of buildings throughout ancient times. Examining ancient historical patterns. Viewpoints of various progressive theoreticians.

ARCH 242 - History and Theory of Architecture 2

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 241

The development of art and architecture through Early Christian era, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance. Comparative analysis of historical building types from Byzantine through classical revivalism in Europe and the United States. Relevant theories of architecture and arts.

ARCH 321 - Architectural Design Studio 3

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 222

Design of a building or a group of buildings with moderate complexity to be erected on gentle slopes. Buildings with multi-functions. Interior design and internal spatial arrangements. Social, psychological and economic aspects influencing architecture and design.

ARCH 322 - Architectural Design Studio 4

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 321

Design of a building or a group of buildings to be erected on a site with moderate undulated topography. Interior design techniques, taking into consideration the types of building function. Aesthetic and social values encountered in the design of the built environment.

ARCH 331 - Building Construction 3

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 232

Types of modern materials for cladding and finishing of buildings. Kitchen fitments, bathroom appliances, wood works, metal works and different fixtures in buildings. Means of protection from extreme climatic conditions. Modern materials used in plastering and painting. Grid system and contemporary systems of structure.

ARCH 336 - Construction Drawings

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 331

Production of an appropriate set of Construction drawings. Preparation of a complete set of workshop drawings of a design project as a principal part of the tender documents. Application of the UAE and GCC building codes. Presentation techniques including computer final design drawings.

ARCH 341 - History and Theory of Architecture 3

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 242

Development of Islamic art and architecture since the dawn of Islam. Analysis of architectural characteristics and Islamic heritage. Social, environmental and functional implications on the architecture in the Moslem World, which yield a suitable habitat for Moslem people. Analysis of selected examples of historical monuments from Islamic countries.

ARCH 342 - History and Theory of Contemporary Architecture

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 341

The formation of modern theories and trends in contemporary art and architecture since the industrial revolution until the 20th century. Analysis of works by the pioneers of modern movements in architecture. Regional and vernacular architecture with special regards to environmental, social and technological issues. Selected examples of characteristic contemporary architecture in Jordan.

ARCH 421 - Architectural Design Studio 5

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 322

Design of projects with multi-function. Comprehensive design methodology including the integration of Electro-mechanical systems and supporting services in architectural design. 12 Developing new structural systems that match new concepts of architecture. Complex functions, the urban context, and the local identity of the built environment.

ARCH 422 - Architectural Design Studio 6

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 421

Contextual design of groups of buildings in a specific urban environment. Upgrading of existing environmental and building conditions. Applications including urban infill and reuse of preserved heritage buildings. Functional, socio-economic and aesthetic issues. Improvement of the quality of life of users and the local population. An integrated framework of urban design.

ARCH 454 - Urban Planning

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

Introduction to the environmental, social and economic aspects necessary in the formation of an urban planning process. The characteristics of the urban fabric and the development of towns and cities and their urban elements into integrated, harmonious and functional unity. Social services and infrastructure and their necessary provision according to norms and standards. Analysis of deteriorated urban areas to measure shortage of services.

ARCH 463 - Landscape Architecture

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 322

The eco-system and environmental equilibrium. Natural forces affecting small and large-scale sites. History of gardens and their evolution through civilizations of the Mediterranean region. Plant species of Jordan and Palestine. Spatial arrangements of external landscape in gardens and parks. Landscaping application of actual sites as gardens, open spaces, and gathering areas.

ARCH 472 - Sustainable Architecture

Pre-requisite(s): ENVS 102

Relationship of built environment to natural environment through whole systems approach, with focus on sustainable design of buildings and planning of communities. Emphasis on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and appropriate use of resources, including materials, water, and land. Concurrently scheduled with course CM247A. Letter grading.

ARCH 521 - Architectural Design Studio 7

Prerequisite(s): ARCH 422

The aim of this course is to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding for landscape components as a point of departure and object for design measures. A further objective of the course is to help the student become well familiar with planning strategies for sustainable built environments in rural and semi-rural zones. In addition, the aim is to develop advanced skills on the part of the student in the design of long-term sustainable environments taking into account cultural environments and their surroundings.

ARCH 591 - Graduation Project Thesis Research

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 422

The course is oriented towards systematic analysis of the graduation project dealing with the nature of the project, functional and special relationships, location and setting, physical and human environments, use of case studies, and provision of synthesis and alternative concepts as design solutions. The outcome will be presented in both written report and visual presentation.

ARCH 592 - Graduation Project Design

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 521 and ARCH 591

Project-based course continuation of ARCH591. It deals with thesis preparation and research outcomes and synthesis, it proceeds to develop preliminary architectural design concepts, assesses alternative design approaches, development of the design through systematic process of evaluation of spatial, functional, social, structural, environmental, and aesthetic aspects, and finally, presents the complete design project. This includes the preparation of a full set of working design drawings.

CIEN 213 - Engineering Mechanics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113 and PHYS 110

Vectors, force systems, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, structures (trusses and frames), internal forces (shearing force and bending moment diagrams), centroids, moment of inertia, stresses, strains, bars with axial loads, shafts in torsion and beams in bending.

CIEN 214 - Structure Analysis for Architects 

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 213

Structural forms, reactions, determinate structures, degree of determinacy, shear and moment diagrams for beams and frames, deflections (principle of virtual work and conjugate-beam methods), Analysis of indeterminate structures by moment distribution method, and stiffness method.

CIEN 261 - Surveying 

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 201

Principles of surveying by conducting tests on distance measurements, levels and theodolites, directions and angular measurements, topographic surveys, areas and volumes; traverse surveys; Setting out horizontal and vertical curves, Training on Total Station.

CIEN 322 - Structural Design

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 214

Properties of concrete and steel, cracked and untracked section analysis, design for bending and shear, singly, doubly reinforced sections, rectangular sections, and T-sections, design of continuous beams, one-way solid and one-way ribbed slabs, design of steel tension members, design of steel concentric compression elements and design of steel beams.

MENG 468 - Building Utilities I: HVAC and Mechanical Building Services

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 110

Heating: radiators, convectors, under floor heating, radiant heating, warm-air heaters, boilers; Ventilation: natural and mechanical, single-sided ventilation, cross ventilation, stack ventilation; Airconditioning: constant volume, variable air volume, fan coils, chilled beams, chilled ceilings, heat pumps, split systems, variable refrigerant flow systems, chillers, dry coolers, cooling towers, air diffusers; Building design and building services: the different regulatory authorities and requirements of lifts, fire-fighting plumbing, sewage; Pipes, ducts and cabling; Construction and maintenance procedures; Controls: Analogue and direct digital control, building management systems, integrated control systems.

MENG 422 - Building Utilities II: Illumination, Acoustics, and Electrical Building Services

Basic principles of lighting and acoustics and their effect on the design of buildings. Light and sound control and its effect on the selection of materials and textures inside spaces especially those designed with sensitivity to light and sound like theaters, classrooms and halls. Noise treatment and insulation of buildings against noise pollution. Applications using instruments for measurement of illumination and acoustics.

ARCH 456 - Sustainable Housing

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 472

For students interested in sustainable housing, green buildings and the technology required for high performance structures. This course is designed for a broad audience of students. We begin with a section on society and housing, exploring how sustainable housing practices build community. The second phase of this course focuses on the relationship between society and the environment. We explore questions about how community growth has impacted the environment and how natural events impact our communities. Finally, the class concludes with a section on building science: how houses work as a system. In this section, we explore the science and technology required to build high performance houses.

ARCH 482 - Specifications and Quantity Surveying

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 336

To prepare the students to handle the practical tasks which faces the engineer in the real life. The topics discussed in readings and course lectures are selected to give the student a comprehensive understanding of the process of generating, bidding, and performing construction contracts, components of direct and indirect construction costs, work breakdown, contingency and risk. This course teaches the methodology, procedures and organizational techniques involved in preparing a competitive bid. Detailed estimates for each major construction discipline are prepared, based upon real construction project documents. Ethical considerations in budgeting and estimating are discussed. Topics include elements of the construction process, project delivery types and types of construction contracts.

ARCH 485 - Professional Practice

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 422

Professional Practice is a course characterized by breadth rather than depth. The course presents an overview of the historic and contemporary context and complexities of architectural practice and the varied and evolving roles and responsibilities of the architect with an emphasis on the characteristics of best practices

ARCH 487 - Project Management

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 336

The course covers key components of project management including project integration, project scope management, project time and cost management, quality management, human resource considerations, communications, risk management, and procurement management.

ARCH 447 - Behavioral and Social Factors in Environmental Design

Pre-requisite(s): NA

Behavioral and Social Factors in Environmental Design - Comprehensive survey of theory, methods, research and findings from the social and behavioral sciences as they relate to architecture and interior design and regional and community planning. The application of principles to architecture and interior programs/designs and to the planning process.

ARCH 449 - Technology of the Built Environment

Pre-requisite(s): NA (Technical Elective)

Application of technological issues in building design; integration of technology in architecture; technology as a form determinant in architecture, and related issues.

ARCH 457 - Urban Design

Pre-requisite(s): None (Technical Elective)

Advanced investigation into the history, theory and practice of urban design, planning and development

ARCH 459 - Conservation of Historic Environment

Pre-requisite(s): None (Technical Elective)

This course explores the intersection between the Heritage Conservation and Green Building movements; both of which contribute to sustainable development. Heritage Conservation contributes to the ethos of stewardship; defining what is significant about the built environment; methods of extending the service-life of buildings; the value of maintenance and repair; and effective means for adaptively re- using buildings. Green Building promotes holistic design; responds to the urgency of

ARCH 473 - Environmental Control

Pre-requisite(s): None (Technical Elective)

ARCH 481 - Local Architecture

Pre-requisite(s): None (Technical Elective)

ENGL 101 - Composition

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 099 or passing English Placement Test

English 101 provides students with intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays for an academic audience. Using logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures in their writing, students also develop their ability to think creatively, critically, and independently. Throughout the course, students engage in reading texts, evaluating sources, using their reading to form their own opinions, preparing research papers, and employing the MLA documentation style to avoid plagiarism.

UNIV 100 - University First-Year Transition

Students in this course transition to university life by focusing on academic adjustment, by developing decision-making skills, and by learning about services and opportunities for involvement. Although all classes have a core body of knowledge, each class specializes in a particular aspect of university life.

UNIV 200 - Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

This course aims at equipping the next generation of leaders in the UAE with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset and its related core skills. The course combines three main points: design thinking, entrepreneurship, and growth and leadership.

CSCI 112 - Introduction to Computer Programming

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 113

This course introduces students to computers and programming languages and more specifically the C++ language. Besides, students learn to use computer programming as a problem-solving tool. The topics covered include basic operations, data types, input/output, selection statements, control structures, arrays, functions, and strings.

CSCI 113 - Introduction to Computer Programming Lab

Co-requisite(s): CSCI 112

This course introduces the use of computer programming as a problem-solving tool in laboratory environment. Topics in procedural programming include, simple data types, input/output, selection statements, control loops, testing, debugging, and programming environments.

ARAB 101 Beginner Level Arabic and Culture for non-Native Learners I

Pre-requisite: None

Beginner Level Arabic Language and Culture 1 is the first in a four-course beginner and intermediate Arabic language sequence specifically tailored to the needs of non-native Arabic language students in the English and Mass Communication Programs (though any non-native learner of Arabic may enroll). This course introduces the student to the Arabic alphabet and the basics of reading and writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Instruction in the language is enriched by reference to cultural themes and visits to sites of cultural importance.

ARAB 110 - Arabic Language and Culture for Native Arabic Speakers I

Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 101

Arabic literature has developed many traditions though originating from a common source. The course is an introduction to representative texts from contemporary Arab writers, and their connections with the traditions of the past. The method is comparative, with a study of literary, political social and religious aspects, as well as the application of a theoretical framework of analysis.

PHIL 100 - Critical Thinking and Reasoning 

This introduction to basic principles of reasoning and critical thinking enhances the learner’s abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning in everyday life and in academic disciplines. The course explores such topics as inductive and deductive reasoning, the nature and function of definitions, fallacy types, statistic use and misuse, and the rudiments of logic.

ENGL 200 (ENGL 302) Advanced Composition

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of a minimum of 36 credit hours and credit for ENGL 101 (Completion of 45 credits)

This course builds on the general college-level writing skills and strategies students have acquired in earlier courses, and prepares them to do advanced level analysis and writing specifically within their major field and their possible future workplaces.

MEST 100 - Introduction to Islam in World Culture 

The course provides an introduction to the basic sources and historical contexts for the origins of Islam; some of the basic spiritual principles expressed in those sources; the contexts and practices that exemplify the spiritual principles; contributions Islam has made to civilization and to the political, social and cultural identity of the UAE. It will illustrate the concept of Islamic studies through a global, interdisciplinary and comparative approach and examine contemporary global and local issues that impact and are impacted by Islamic culture.

UAES 200 - Survey of United Arab Emirates Studies
1 Semester Credit Hour

This course presents the UAE from multiple perspectives in an attempt to expose the students to the distinct qualities of the UAE. The purpose of this course is to give students a broad, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive introduction to key features and issues in the UAE’s historical, cultural, political and economic landscapes. (Writing Intensive Course)

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology

This course provides an overview of major areas in the field of psychology. The following topics will be covered in this course: history of psychology; research methods used in psychology; organization of human brain and biological basis of behavior; sensation; perception; basic principles of learning; cognition; language; intelligence; emotion; motivation; developmental psychology; personality theories and assessment, stress and its effect on health; abnormal behavior and therapies; and, social psychology.

MATH 113 - Calculus I

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 095/105, or appropriate score on Math Placement test

The concept of derivative (instantaneous rate of change) is an essential factor in solving real-world problems. One of the objectives of this course is to understand the conceptual foundation of derivative, and learn different techniques of computing the derivative, as well as learning how to apply it to solve real-world problems. Another objective is to understand the concept of integration and learn basic integration technique.

ENVS 102 - Sustainability and Human-Environment Relations

The course examines the interactions between human and environmental systems, and its effect on the future of environmental sustainability. Topics covered include global and local environmental change, conservation of the ecosystem, biodiversity, water management and climate change.

PHYS 110 - (SCPH 110) University Physics I

Co-requisites: PHYS 111

This is a calculus-based physics course covering the fundamental principles of mechanics. It concentrates on the conservation of energy, the particle motion, the collisions, the rotation of solid bodies, simple machines and on the fluid mechanics. The focus lies on the resolution of one and twodimensional mechanical problems.

PHYS 111 - (SCPH 111) University Physics I Lab

Co-requisites: PHYS 110

This course is intended to be taken with Physics 110. It primarily includes experiments on classical mechanics. Particular emphasis is placed on laboratory technique, data collection and analysis and on reporting.

IENG 321 - Engineering Economy

Pre-requisite(s): ENGR 107 (CAA)

Principles of engineering economy, equivalence and compound interest formula, single and multiple alternative, management concepts and theories of management.

ENGR 390 - Internship

Pre-requisite(s): Completion of 90 credits and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Supervised field experience of professional-level duties for 180 to 240 hours at an approved internship site under the guidance of a designated site supervisor in coordination with a faculty supervisor.

ARCH 113 - Free Hand Sketching

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

Perception of architectural and artistic objects, volumes, textures and materials. Means of expression in free hand sketching of forms and natural settings. Sketching including different plants, objects and people using pencil and other presentation media with special emphasis on the aesthetic proportions of objects. The course incorporates the basic principles of perspective drawing, shade and shadow techniques, rendering techniques including pencil, ink and water color.

ARCH 114 - Technical Graphics

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

A project-based course; it depends primarily on the development of manual drawing skills. It is based on use of instruments and equipments necessary for accurate drafting of simple geometric constructions gradually evolved into orthogonal – isometric and axonometric – projections, planes, sections and elevations.

ARCH 115 - Architectural Drawing and Presentation

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 113

Various techniques of drafting, architectural expressions and projection. Perspective drawings using one and two vanishing points. Techniques of structuring interior and exterior perspectives of buildings, using various means of architectural presentation. The effect of shade and shadow on architectural drawings. Projection of different forms and shapes of buildings.

ARCH 121 - Basic Design I

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

An introduction to the basic components of two-dimensional design: subject, form, content, with a focus on their dynamic interrelation. Through observation, analysis, discussion of traditional and contemporary approaches in fine and commercial arts, students learn to apply the elements and principles of visual organization to creative projects using various media.

ARCH 122 - Basic Design II

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 121

This course is an introduction to the fundamental process and concepts of design theory as it relates to the 3 dimensional world. Students will be involved in hands on explorations through the use of materials such as but not limited to: Foam-core board, plaster, and wire. The functions of space, volume, mass, plane, line, scale, symmetry/asymmetry, form, balance and structure shall be explored.

ARCH 223 - Computer Architectural Drawing

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 114 The role of computer in architectural design and production of drawings. This course also introduces the students to more advanced drawing software including Revit, Rhino, Photoshop, etc.

ARCH 221 - Architectural Design Studio 1

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

Introduction to architectural design principles. Applications including different visual forms. Emphasizing the role of function and structure on architecture. Design of an elementary architectural project on a plain plot of land.

ARCH 222 - Architectural Design Studio 2

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 221

Design of buildings with an integrated program and moderate site requirements. Emphasis shall continue on the effects of functional, visual and structural aspects on architecture. The role of environmental and climatic implications on buildings. Physical means of building climatic response.

ARCH 231 - Building Construction 1

Pre-requisite(s): None

Properties of natural materials (strength, tenacity, porosity, heat conductivity, etc.). Building materials (stone, concrete, bricks, timber, metals, glass, plastic, etc.). Building technology (site preparation, soil testing, excavation works, and types of foundation: raft, piles, footings, etc.). Systems of structures: post and lintel, slabs, roofs, internal and external walls, etc. Types of damp proofing in buildings.

ARCH 232 - Building Construction 2

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 231

Building components, construction techniques and finishing details. Walls, partitions, slab roofs (flat and slanted), floors, staircases, and fenestration. Advanced damp proof courses and materials. Heat and noise insulation systems. Prefabricated construction and building elements.

ARCH 241 - History and Theory of Architecture 1

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

Introduction to history of art and architecture, and their development through the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. Analysis of historical monuments and buildings and their architectural characteristics. Emphasis on the architectural principles, theories, and impact on the development of buildings throughout ancient times. Examining ancient historical patterns. Viewpoints of various progressive theoreticians.

ARCH 242 - History and Theory of Architecture 2

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 241

The development of art and architecture through Early Christian era, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance. Comparative analysis of historical building types from Byzantine through classical revivalism in Europe and the United States. Relevant theories of architecture and arts.

ARCH 321 - Architectural Design Studio 3

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 222

Design of a building or a group of buildings with moderate complexity to be erected on gentle slopes. Buildings with multi-functions. Interior design and internal spatial arrangements. Social, psychological and economic aspects influencing architecture and design.

ARCH 322 - Architectural Design Studio 4

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 321

Design of a building or a group of buildings to be erected on a site with moderate undulated topography. Interior design techniques, taking into consideration the types of building function. Aesthetic and social values encountered in the design of the built environment.

ARCH 331 - Building Construction 3

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 232

Types of modern materials for cladding and finishing of buildings. Kitchen fitments, bathroom appliances, wood works, metal works and different fixtures in buildings. Means of protection from extreme climatic conditions. Modern materials used in plastering and painting. Grid system and contemporary systems of structure.

ARCH 336 - Construction Drawings

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 331

Production of an appropriate set of Construction drawings. Preparation of a complete set of workshop drawings of a design project as a principal part of the tender documents. Application of the UAE and GCC building codes. Presentation techniques including computer final design drawings.

ARCH 341 - History and Theory of Architecture 3

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 242

Development of Islamic art and architecture since the dawn of Islam. Analysis of architectural characteristics and Islamic heritage. Social, environmental and functional implications on the architecture in the Moslem World, which yield a suitable habitat for Moslem people. Analysis of selected examples of historical monuments from Islamic countries.

ARCH 342 - History and Theory of Contemporary Architecture

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 341

The formation of modern theories and trends in contemporary art and architecture since the industrial revolution until the 20th century. Analysis of works by the pioneers of modern movements in architecture. Regional and vernacular architecture with special regards to environmental, social and technological issues. Selected examples of characteristic contemporary architecture in Jordan.

Sustainable Architecture (3 Credit Hours)

Pre-requisite(s): ENVS 102

Relationship of the built environment to natural environment through a whole system approach, with a focus on sustainable design of buildings and planning of communities. The emphasis is on local green design approaches, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and the appropriate use and conservation of resources, including materials, water, and land.

ARCH 421 - Architectural Design Studio 5

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 322

Design of projects with multi-function. Comprehensive design methodology including the integration of Electro-mechanical systems and supporting services in architectural design. 12 Developing new structural systems that match new concepts of architecture. Complex functions, the urban context, and the local identity of the built environment.

ARCH 422 - Architectural Design Studio 6

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 421

Contextual design of groups of buildings in a specific urban environment. Upgrading of existing environmental and building conditions. Applications including urban infill and reuse of preserved heritage buildings. Functional, socio-economic and aesthetic issues. Improvement of the quality of life of users and the local population. An integrated framework of urban design.

ARCH 454 - Urban Planning

Pre-requisite(s): Nil.

Introduction to the environmental, social and economic aspects necessary in the formation of an urban planning process. The characteristics of the urban fabric and the development of towns and cities and their urban elements into integrated, harmonious and functional unity. Social services and infrastructure and their necessary provision according to norms and standards. Analysis of deteriorated urban areas to measure shortage of services.

ARCH 463 - Landscape Architecture

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 322

The eco-system and environmental equilibrium. Natural forces affecting small and large-scale sites. History of gardens and their evolution through civilizations of the Mediterranean region. Plant species of Jordan and Palestine. Spatial arrangements of external landscape in gardens and parks. Landscaping application of actual sites as gardens, open spaces, and gathering areas.

ARCH 521 - Architectural Design Studio 7

Prerequisite(s): ARCH 422

The aim of this course is to deepen the student’s knowledge and understanding for landscape components as a point of departure and object for design measures. A further objective of the course is to help the student become well familiar with planning strategies for sustainable built environments in rural and semi-rural zones. In addition, the aim is to develop advanced skills on the part of the student in the design of long-term sustainable environments taking into account cultural environments and their surroundings.

ARCH 591 - Graduation Project Thesis Research

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 422

The course is oriented towards systematic analysis of the graduation project dealing with the nature of the project, functional and special relationships, location and setting, physical and human environments, use of case studies, and provision of synthesis and alternative concepts as design solutions. The outcome will be presented in both written report and visual presentation.

ARCH 592 - Graduation Project Design

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 521 and ARCH 591

Project-based course continuation of ARCH591. It deals with thesis preparation and research outcomes and synthesis, it proceeds to develop preliminary architectural design concepts, assesses alternative design approaches, development of the design through systematic process of evaluation of spatial, functional, social, structural, environmental, and aesthetic aspects, and finally, presents the complete design project. This includes the preparation of a full set of working design drawings.

CIEN 213 - Engineering Mechanics

Pre-requisite(s): MATH 113 and PHYS 110

Vectors, force systems, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies, structures (trusses and frames), internal forces (shearing force and bending moment diagrams), centroids, moment of inertia, stresses, strains, bars with axial loads, shafts in torsion and beams in bending.

CIEN 214 - Structure Analysis for Architects 

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 213

Structural forms, reactions, determinate structures, degree of determinacy, shear and moment diagrams for beams and frames, deflections (principle of virtual work and conjugate-beam methods), Analysis of indeterminate structures by moment distribution method, and stiffness method.

CIEN 261 - Surveying 

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 201

Principles of surveying by conducting tests on distance measurements, levels and theodolites, directions and angular measurements, topographic surveys, areas and volumes; traverse surveys; Setting out horizontal and vertical curves, Training on Total Station.

CIEN 322 - Structural Design

Pre-requisite(s): CIEN 214

Properties of concrete and steel, cracked and untracked section analysis, design for bending and shear, singly, doubly reinforced sections, rectangular sections, and T-sections, design of continuous beams, one-way solid and one-way ribbed slabs, design of steel tension members, design of steel concentric compression elements and design of steel beams.

MENG 468 - Building Utilities I: HVAC and Mechanical Building Services

Pre-requisite(s): PHYS 110

Heating: radiators, convectors, under floor heating, radiant heating, warm-air heaters, boilers; Ventilation: natural and mechanical, single-sided ventilation, cross ventilation, stack ventilation; Airconditioning: constant volume, variable air volume, fan coils, chilled beams, chilled ceilings, heat pumps, split systems, variable refrigerant flow systems, chillers, dry coolers, cooling towers, air diffusers; Building design and building services: the different regulatory authorities and requirements of lifts, fire-fighting plumbing, sewage; Pipes, ducts and cabling; Construction and maintenance procedures; Controls: Analogue and direct digital control, building management systems, integrated control systems.

MENG 422 - Building Utilities II: Illumination, Acoustics, and Electrical Building Services

Basic principles of lighting and acoustics and their effect on the design of buildings. Light and sound control and its effect on the selection of materials and textures inside spaces especially those designed with sensitivity to light and sound like theaters, classrooms and halls. Noise treatment and insulation of buildings against noise pollution. Applications using instruments for measurement of illumination and acoustics.

ARCH 456 - Sustainable Housing

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 472

For students interested in sustainable housing, green buildings and the technology required for high performance structures. This course is designed for a broad audience of students. We begin with a section on society and housing, exploring how sustainable housing practices build community. The second phase of this course focuses on the relationship between society and the environment. We explore questions about how community growth has impacted the environment and how natural events impact our communities. Finally, the class concludes with a section on building science: how houses work as a system. In this section, we explore the science and technology required to build high performance houses.

ARCH 482 - Specifications and Quantity Surveying

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 336

To prepare the students to handle the practical tasks which faces the engineer in the real life. The topics discussed in readings and course lectures are selected to give the student a comprehensive understanding of the process of generating, bidding, and performing construction contracts, components of direct and indirect construction costs, work breakdown, contingency and risk. This course teaches the methodology, procedures and organizational techniques involved in preparing a competitive bid. Detailed estimates for each major construction discipline are prepared, based upon real construction project documents. Ethical considerations in budgeting and estimating are discussed. Topics include elements of the construction process, project delivery types and types of construction contracts.

ARCH 485 - Professional Practice

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 422

Professional Practice is a course characterized by breadth rather than depth. The course presents an overview of the historic and contemporary context and complexities of architectural practice and the varied and evolving roles and responsibilities of the architect with an emphasis on the characteristics of best practices

ARCH 487 - Project Management

Pre-requisite(s): ARCH 336

The course covers key components of project management including project integration, project scope management, project time and cost management, quality management, human resource considerations, communications, risk management, and procurement management.

ARCH 449 - Technology of the Built Environment

Pre-requisite(s): NA (Technical Elective)

Application of technological issues in building design; integration of technology in architecture; technology as a form determinant in architecture, and related issues.

ARCH 457 - Urban Design

Pre-requisite(s): None (Technical Elective)

Advanced investigation into the history, theory and practice of urban design, planning and development

ARCH 459 - Conservation of Historic Environment

Pre-requisite(s): None (Technical Elective)

This course explores the intersection between the Heritage Conservation and Green Building movements; both of which contribute to sustainable development. Heritage Conservation contributes to the ethos of stewardship; defining what is significant about the built environment; methods of extending the service-life of buildings; the value of maintenance and repair; and effective means for adaptively re- using buildings. Green Building promotes holistic design; responds to the urgency of

ARCH 473 - Environmental Control

Pre-requisite(s): None (Technical Elective)