Department of Architecture

The courses in the Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) degree programme in the University is laid out in a manner to gradually prepare a professional in five years, who will be innovative and sensitive towards the context, technically sound and who can fruitfully manage and develop architecture in Bangladesh.
Studio / Practical / Sessional Courses are even numbered while theory courses are odd numbered. Credits assigned for theory courses are shown before colon while credits for Studio / Practical / Sessional courses are shown after colon for easy identification (Theory: Practical). Also note that each credit of theory course is equal to one contact hour and each credit of practical course is equal to two contact hour. First digit of the course number represents the academic year while subsequent two digits are assigned to the courses. Alphabetical code at the beginning of course number represents the course offering discipline / department that is, ARCH for Architecture; CE for Civil Engineering; HUM for humanities; MGT for management course and so on.
Semester: Spring (January-June) Summer (July-August)


First Year: 1st Semester


Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-102

Design Studio-I (Basic Design)

0:5

10

ARCH-110

Graphics and Free Hand Drawing

0:2

4

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-101

Architecture of Ancient Civilizations

2:0

2

PHY-101

Building Physics

2:0

2

MATH-101

Mathematics for Architects

2:0

2

ENG-101

English Language Skill Development

2:0

2

Elective Courses: Elective-I (one from the following Options):


HUM-103

Sociology

2:0

2

HUM-107

Psychology

2:0

2

Total        10:7    24

First Year: 2nd Semester


Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Studio/ Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-104

Design Studio - II: Design Appreciation     

0:5

10

ARCH-106

Documentation (Arch. Graphics)

0:2

4

ARCH-108

Computer Application:
(Digital Documentation)

0:2

4

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-103

Climate Responsive Architecture

2:0

2

ARCH-105

Ecology

2:0

2

ARCH-107

Design  Theory

2:0

2

ARCH-109

Building and Finish Materials

2:0

2

Elective Sessional Courses: Elective-II (one from the following Options):


HUM-102

Art Appreciation

0:2

4

HUM-104

Music Appreciation

0:2

4

HUM-106

Sculpture & Model Making

0:2

4

Total    8:11    30  

                                                                                                                         
Second Year: 1st Semester


Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-202

Design Studio - III (Ergonomics & Abstract Forms)

0:6

12

ARCH-206

Photography and Graphic Reproduction

0:2

4

ARCH-210

Digital Communication Skill

0:2

4

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-207

Construction Details

2:0

2

ARCH-211

Physical Planning Fundamentals

2:0

2

CE-217

Structure for Architects-I: Mechanics of Solids

2:0

2

Elective Courses: Elective-III (Two from the following Options):


ARCH-201

Aesthetics

2:0

2

ARCH-209

Survey Methods

2:0

2

ARCH-215

Early Architecture of Western World

2:0

2

ARCH-211

Green Architecture and Sustainable Development

2:0

2

Total   10:10  28

Second Year: 2nd Semester


Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-204

Design Studio - IV: Functional Analysis of Space

0:6

12

ARCH-208

Construction Materials & Systems 

0:2

4

ARCH-212

Computer Aided Graphics & Design 

0:2

4

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-205

Architecture of South Asia

2:0

2

ARCH-213

Luminous Environment in Architecture

2:0

2

CE-219

Structure for Architects-II: RCC Design Fundamentals 

2:0

2

Elective Courses: Elective-IV (one from the following Options):


HUM-201

Philosophy

2:0

2

HUM-207

Logic

2:0

2

Total    8:10  30

                                                                                                                           
Third Year: 1st Semester


Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-302

Design Studio - V (Space, Form & Function)

0:7

14

ARCH-306

Working Drawing 

0:2

4

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-303

Landscape Design

2:0

2

ARCH-305

Architecture of the Western World

2:0

2

ARCH-307

Water Management in Buildings

2:0

2

CE-317

Structure for Architects-III: RCC, Steel &Timber Design Fundamentals 

2:0

2

Elective Courses: Elective-V (one from the following Options):


ARCH-311

Site Analysis and Planning

2:0

2

ARCH-313

Sustainable Architecture 

2:0

2

Total   10:9 28

                                                                                                                             
Third Year: 2nd Semester


Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-304

Design Studio - VI: Form, Function & Technology

0:7

14

ARCH-308

Interior Design

0:2

4

ARCH-318

Craftsmanship

0:2

4

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-333

Sonic Environment in Architecture

2:0

2

MECH-301

Mechanical Installations in Buildings

2:0

2

CE-319

Structure for Architects-IV: Elements of Buildings

2:0

2

ELECT-301

Electrical Installations in Buildings

2:0

2

Elective Courses: Elective-VI (one from the following Options):


MATH-301

Statistics for Architects

2:0

2

HUM-301

Urban Anthropology

2:0

2

Total   10:11 32

                                                                                                                          
Fourth Year: 1st Semester


Course No.
Course Title Credit Hrs Contact Hrs

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-402

Design Studio - VII (Community Space design)

0:8

16

ARCH-406

Landscape Design

0:2

4

ARCH-410

Specification and Cost Estimation 

0:2

4

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-401

Housing

2:0

2

ARCH-403

Civic Design

2:0

2

ARCH-405

Modern Architecture

2:0

2

Elective Courses: Elective-VII (One from the following Options):


ENV-401

Environmental Design and Disaster Studies

2:0

2

ARCH-431

Architectural & Urban Conservation

2:0

2

Total   10:12 34

                                                                                                                          
Fourth Year: 2nd Semester

Course No. Course Title Credit Hrs Contact Hrs

 

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-404

Design Studio - VIII: Housing & Settlements

0:8

16

ARCH-408

Product Drawings 

0:2

4

ARCH-412

Special Studies

0:2

4

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-411

Practice of Civic Design and Planning

2:0

2

ARCH-415

Architecture of Bengal

2:0

2

ARCH-435

Contemporary Architecture 

2:0

2

Elective Courses: Elective-VIII  (Two from the following Options):

ARCH-409 Research Method 2:0 2

ARCH-419

Survey Technique & Analytic Methods

2:0

2

CE-457

Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering

2:0

2

ARCH-407

Fire Conscious Design

2:0

2

Total   10:12 34

                                                                                                                          
Fifth Year: 1st Semester

Course No. Course Title Credit Hrs Contact Hrs

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       

ARCH-502 Design Studio - IX (Professional Design) 0:10 20

ARCH-504

Program Development and analysis**

0:2

4

ARCH-500

Internship (Portfolio + Comprehensive)* Prerequisite ARCH-304)

S/US+0:2

100hr

Theory Courses                                       


ARCH-501

Real Estate Studies

2:0

2

ARCH-509

Professional Practice

2:0

2


Elective Courses:
Elective-IX (One from the following Options):


ARCH-517

Building Technology

2:0

2

MGT-501

Project Management

2:0

2

ARCH -537

Diagnosis of Buildings

2:0

2

Total   6:14 30

Fifth Year: 2nd Semester


Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hrs

Contact Hrs

Studio/Sessional Courses                                       


ARCH-506
Design Studio-X (Thesis) (Prerequisite ARCH-504)

0:10

20

ARCH-510

Dissertation (Prerequisite ARCH-506)

0:4

8

 

 

 

 

Elective Courses: Elective-IX (One from the following Options):


ACC-501

Project Accounting

2:0

2

ECON-501

Project Economics

2:0

2

Total    2:14  30

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