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Bachelor In Architecture

BACHELOR IN ARCHITECTURE
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
FUTURE PROSPECTS
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

SADU offers a 5-year degree in Bachelor of Architecture in line with the requirements of PCATP and those defined by the Institute itself. Students are prepared to engage critically in the complex discourse of architectural practice and theory, thus finding a dynamic interaction between our social and physical environments. Encouraged by interdisciplinary study, students are able to craft varied ideas for the environment.

We aim at producing professionals who will assume a major leadership role in shaping the built environment, the quality of which is the major determinant of the quality of life experienced by the people. The main goal is to inculcate the ability to conceive, formulate and design according to various requirements and needs.

The objectives are related to several learning outcomes. These outcomes are directly related to the profession of architecture, how it is practiced, and the knowledge components necessary for such a practice.

  • An ability to conceptualize and coordinate designs, addressing social, cultural, environmental, and technological aspects of architecture.
  • An ability to utilize cutting-edge building technology in design.
  • An ability to apply visual and verbal communication skills and conduct post-occupancy evaluation studies.

You can pursue a number of emerging careers including jobs in; 

  • Academia
  • Building Engineering & Management
  • Environmental Planning, Housing
  • Industrial Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Regional Planning
  • Town and Country Planning
  • Transport Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Planning/ design division
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (Pre-Engineering) with at least 50% marks.
  • American High School Diploma (with Mathematics) with IBCC equivalence of 50%.
  • International Baccalaureate (with Mathematics) with IBCC equivalence of 50%.
  • GCE ‘O’ Level passes in 8 subjects and ‘A’ level in three principal subjects( with Mathematics) with IBCC equivalence of 50%.
SCHEME OF

STUDIES

Total Credit Hours: 174

SCHEME OF STUDIES:

First Year-Semester 1  
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-Req
1 ARC 101 Basic Design – I 6(0+6) Studios/Workshops
2 ARC 102 Visual Communication – I 3(0+3) Professional Practice & Communication Skills
3 SS 111 Soft Skills 2(2+0) Professional Practice & Communication Skills
4 ARC 103 Introduction to Sociology & Anthropology 2(2+0) History, Theory & Critical Analysis
5 ENG 101 English – 1 3(3+0) Professional Practice & Communication Skills
6 IST 101 Islamic Studies 2(2+0) History, Theory & Critical Analysis
18(9-9)
First Year-Semester 2  
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-Req
1 ARC 201 Basic Design – II 6(0+6) Studios/Workshops ARC 101
2 ARC 202 Visual Communication – II 3(0+3) Studios/Workshops  
3 ARC 203 History & Theory of Architecture – I 2(2+0) History, Theory & Critical Analysis  
4 ARC 204 Environment & Ecology 2(2+0) History, Theory & Critical Analysis  
5 ENG 201 English -II 3(3+0) Professional Practice & Communication Skills  
6 PKS 202 Pak. Studies 2(2+0) History, Theory & Critical Analysis  
      18 (9-9)    

Second Year

Second Year-Semester 1
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-Req
1 ARC 301 Architecture Design – I 6(0+6) Studios/Workshops ARC 201
2 ARC 302 Building Materials & Construction – I 2(1+1) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
3 ARC 303 History & Theory of Architecture – II 2(2+0) History, Theory & Critical Analysis  
4 ARC 304 Climate & Built Environment 2(2+0) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
5 ARC 305 Computer-Aided Design for Architects 3(0+3) Professional Practice & Communication Skills  
6 ENG 305 English-III 3(3+0) Professional Practice & Communication Skills  
      18 (8-10)    
Second Year-Semester 2
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-Req
1 ARC 401 Architecture Design – II 6(0+6) Studios/Workshops ARC 301
2 ARC 402 Building Materials & Construction – II 3(1+2) Allied Sciences & Technologies
3 ARC 403 History & Theory of Architecture – III 2(1+1) History, Theory & Critical Analysis
4 ARC 404 Environmental Design & Systems – I 3(1+2) Allied Sciences & Technologies
5 ARC 405 Building Information Modelling -I 2(1+1) Professional Practice & Communication Tools
6 ARC 406 Structure for Architects – I 2(1+1) Allied Sciences & Technologies
18 (5+13)

Third Year

Year 3-Semester 1
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-Req
1 ARC 501 Architecture Design – III 6(0+6) Studios/Workshops ARC 401
2 ARC 502 Building Materials & Construction – III 3(1+2) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
3 ARC 503 History & Theory of Architecture – IV 2(1+1) History, Theory & Critical Analysis  
4 ARC 504 Environmental Design & Systems – II 3(2+1) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
5 ARC 505 Building Information Modelling -II 2(2+0) Professional Practice & Communication Tools  
6 SPD 121 Structure for Architects – II 2(2+0) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
      18 (8+10)    
Year 3-Semester 2
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-Req
1 ARC 601 Architecture Design – IV 6(0+6) Studios/Workshops ARC 501
2 ARC 602 Working Drawings, Estimation & Specification Writing 4(1+3) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
3 ARC 604 Environmental Design & Systems-III 2(1+1) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
4 ARC 605 Building Information Modeling III 2(0+2) Professional Practice & Communication Tools  
5 ARC 606 Structure for Architects – II 2(1+1) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
6 SPD 111 Soft Skills & Professional Development 2(1+1) Professional Practice & Communication Tools  
      18 (4+14)    

Forth Year

Year 4-Semester 1
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-Req
1 ARC 701 Architecture Design – V 8(0+8) Studios/Workshops ARC 601
2 ARC 702 Environmental Design & Systems – IV 3(1+2) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
3 ARC 704 Landscape Architecture 3(1+2) Studios/Workshops  
4 ARC 705 Urban Housing for the Low-income population 2(2+0) History, Theory & Critical Analysis  
5 ARC 708 Elective-I 2(2+0) Elective  
      18 (6+12)    
Year 4-Semester 2
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-Req
1 ARC 801 Architecture Design – VI 8(0+8) Studios/Workshops ARC 701
2 ARC 802 Building Performance Analysis 2(0+2) Allied Sciences & Technologies  
3 ARC 803 Research Methodology 2(2+0) Professional Practice & Communication Tools  
4 ARC 804 Urban Design 2(0+2) Studios/Workshops  
6 ARC 805 Elective-II 2(2+0) Elective  
      16 (4+12)    

Fifth Year

Year 5-Semester 1
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category  
1 ARC 901 Thesis Design – I 8(0+8) Studios/Workshops ARC 801
2 ARC 902 Built Environment for Disaster Prone Areas 2(0+2)) Studios/Workshops  
3 ARC 903 Professional Practice & Ethics 2(2+0) Professional Practice & Communication Tools  
4 ARC 904 Project Management 2(2+0) Professional Practice & Communication Tools  
5 ARC 905 Elective-III 2(2+0) Elective  
      16 (6+10)    
Year 5- Semester 2
# Code Subject Name Ch. Hr. Category Pre-req
1 ARC 1010 Thesis Design – II 12(0+12) Studios/Workshops ARC 901
2 ARC 1011 Elective-IV 2(2+0) Elective  
3 ARC 1012 Elective-V 2(2+0) Elective  
      16 (4+12)    

List of Electives

# CODE Subject Name Cr. Hrs.
1 ARC 01 Presentation, Rendering & 3D Animation in Architecture 2 (0+2)
2 ARC 02 Advanced Building Services 2 (2+0)
3 ARC 03 Smart Cities 2 (2+0)
4 ARC 04 Energy Efficient Architecture 2 (2+0)
5 ARC 05 Zero Carbon Buildings 2 (2+0)
6 ARC 06 Earthquake Resistant Architecture 2 (2+0)
7 ARC 07 Architectural Conservation and adaptive reuse 2 (2+0)
8 ARC 08 Urban Area Rehabilitation 2 (2+0)
9 ARC 09 Lighting Design 2 (2+0)
10 ARC 10 Architectural Entrepreneurship 2 (2+0)
11 ARC 11 Construction Scheduling 2 (2+0)
12 ARC 12 Construction Law and Contracts 2 (2+0)
13 ARC 13 Cultural Expression in Architecture 2 (2+0)
14 ARC 14 Architectural photography 2 (0+2)
15 ARC 15 Industrial Building Systems 2 (2+0)
16 ARC 16 Services in Tall Buildings 2 (2+0)
17 ARC 17 Architectural Journalism 2 (2+0)
18 ARC 18 Intelligent Buildings 2 (2+0)
19 ARC 19 Security Systems in Building 2 (2+0)
20 ARC 20 Real Estate Development 2 (2+0)
21 ARC 21 Office Management 2 (2+0)
22 ARC 22 Financial Accounting 2 (2+0)
23 ARC 23 Leadership Development 2 (2+0)
24 ARC 24 Building Codes & Byelaws 2 (2+0)
25 ARC 25 Barrier-Free Architecture 2 (2+0)
26 ARC 26 Anthropology 2 (2+0)
  • This list is not final. More subjects may be added depending upon the Specialty of the faculty available at the time of offering.

STUDIOS/WORKSHOPS (Project Based Learning)

# Course Code Courses Cr. Hrs.
    Basic Design I 3
    Basic Design II 3
1   Arch Design I 6
2   Arch Design II 6
3   Arch design III 6
4   Arch Design IV 8
5   Arch Design V 8
6   Arch Design VI 8
7   Arch Design VII 8
8   Thesis Design I 8
9   Thesis Design II 12
11   Mechanics of Making 3
12   Objects in 3D 3
13   Landscape Architecture 2
14   Urban Design  
    Total Credits: 84

Allied Sciences & Technologies

# Course Code Courses Cr. Hrs.
1 ARC 302 Building Materials & Construction – I 2 (1+1)
2 ARC 302 Building Materials & Construction – II 2 (1+1)
3 ARC 302 Building Materials & Construction – III 2 (1+1)
4 ARC 302 Working Drawings, Estimation & Specification Writing 2 (1+1)
5 ARC 404 Environmental Design & Systems – I 3 (1+2)
6 ARC 404 Environmental Design & Systems – II 3 (1+2)
7 ARC 404 Environmental Design & Systems – III 3 (1+2)
8 ARC 404 Environmental Design & Systems – IV 3 (1+2)
  ARC 406 Structure for Architects – I 2 (1+1)
  ARC 506 Structure for Architects – II 2 (1+1)
  ARC 304 Climate & Built Environment 2(2+0)
       
    Total Credits:  

History, Theory & Critical Analysis

# Course Code Courses Cr. Hrs.
  ARC 203 History & Theory of Architecture – I 2(2+0)
  ARC 303 History & Theory of Architecture – II 2(2+0)
  ARC 403 History & Theory of Architecture – III 2(2+0)
  ARC 503 History & Theory of Architecture – IV 2(2+0)
    Built Environment for Disaster Prone Areas  
  ARC 204 Environment & Ecology 2(2+0)
  ARC 103 Introduction to Sociology & Anthropology 2(2+0)

Professional Practice & Communication Tools

# Course Code Courses Cr. Hrs.
1   Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
6   Pak Studies 2(2-0)
  ENG 101 Expository Writing- I 3(2+1)
  ENG-121 Expository Writing- II 3(2+1)
  ENG 305 Expository Writing-III 3(2+1)
    Computer-Aided Design  
    Building Information, I  
    Building Information II  
    Building Information III  
    Building Energy Performance Analysis  
    Soft Skills  
    Soft Skills and Professional Development  
  ARC 903 Professional Practice & Ethics 2 (2+0)
  ARC 904 Project Management 2 (2+0)
  ARC 102 Visual Communication – I 3 (0+3)
  ARC 202 Visual Communication – II 3 (0+3)