Department of Architecture

Academic Course content:

Core Sessional / Laboratory / Studio Courses
ARCH-102: Design Studio-I (Basic Design); 5 Credits, 10 Hrs/Wk
Basic concepts in design syntax: Point, line, plane and volume; Ordering principles and their application in the composition in two-dimension with various media; Proportion, balance, movement, harmony, contrast, tension, etc. in the creation of space and form; Exercise with colour, texture etc. in compositions; Primary elements of form and simple composition with them. Platonic forms and understanding nature in terms of forms with awareness of visual, audio and tactile qualities; Introducing three-dimensional compositions. Form and space relationship.
ARCH-108: Computer Application in Digital Documentation; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to computer and use of various soft wares used for design; Introduction to Computer applications in architectural drawings.
ARCH-106: Documentation (Arch. Graphics); 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to the various media and techniques that architects employ to convey their ideas and solve problems. Execution of plan, elevation and section. Orthographic projections, isometrics, and perspective drawing will be covered, as well as freehand and idea sketching. Introduction to shades, shadows and reflections; Presentation and rendering.
ARCH-110: Graphics and Free Hand Drawing; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Innovative ideas in graphics and free hand drawings. Understanding the techniques and tools of free hand drawing. Use and scope of different media of free hand drawing such as Pencil, Charcoal, Pen and ink, Brush and colour, Pastel etc to express manmade and natural elements. Use of different techniques to articulate geometric and free forms. Innovative ideas in graphics and free hand drawings. Use of other free hand media as artistic articulation of presentations.
ARCH-104: Design Studio - II: Design Appreciation; 5 Credits, 10 Hrs/Wk
Understanding of basic design principles. Perception of art form and space and their relationship by exploring plastic compositions with planes, platonic solids and other forms. 3-D compositions. Study of light, shade and shadow in the art and design forms. Exploring materials and visual aspects in simple utilitarian real-life objects. Scale and proportioning system in design. Applied exercises ie. study with the primary elements of architectural forms and study of a simple architectural space.

ARCH-210: Digital Communication Skill; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to different software used for multimedia presentation. Computer generated animation using widely used 3-D animation software to explore forms, architecture and spaces. Exploring the video as a tool to analysis, survey, evaluation and research. Exercise on digital portfolio making and communication technique. Introduction to Computer aided design presentation and delineation. Short multimedia presentations i.e. Project exercises on Video-graphy using tools like video and still digital camera, sound recording and input devise, video input devise video and sound editing software, and output devise.
ARCH-202: Design Studio - III (Ergonomics & Abstract Forms); 6 Credits, 12 Hrs/Wk
Study of relationship between man and his working environment. Development of awareness and perception of fundamentals of Architecture- scale, proportion and space; Functional and spatial analysis of space and products. Study of function and human scale through small built-environment design projects with particular focus on the relationships of space with man, activity and form.
ARCH-206: Photography and Graphic Reproduction; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Basics of camera and photography. Importance of photography in architectural study and documentation. Architectural photography exercises. Elementary use of input devise like Digital Camera, Scanner, Digitizer, Digital Tablet etc to enhance delineation of design concepts and ideas. Study of different media of graphic reproduction. Use of digital mass storage devise for storing images and design, and increase mobility. Computer generated 2D and 3D rendering using widely used software.
ARCH-208: Construction Materials & Systems; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of building construction materials and methods. Students will gain knowledge of the terminology used in the construction industry to describe the materials and methods used to assemble components and systems during building construction projects. Topics include Foundations: Wood, Steel and Concrete Framing; Brick, Stone and Concrete Masonry; Roofing; Glass and Glazing; Windows and Doors; Exterior Wall Systems; and Interior Finishes.
ARCH-212: Computer Aided Graphics & Design; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
This course provides students with a broad introduction into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional Computer-Aided Design (CAD) with a focus on construction and architecture-specific applications. Students will learn how to use field leading CAD software programs (Autodesk AutoCAD) to create and distribute standard architectural drawings.
ARCH-318: Craftsmanship; 2 credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Workshop on carpentry, Kinds of joints, polish and finishing in timber, works and particle board works as well as fly wood.   Welding Category, gas welding and electrical welding used in product making. Furniture Manufacturing.
ARCH-204: Design Studio - IV: Functional Analysis of Space; 6 Credits, 12 Hrs/Wk
Understanding function, form and structure; Design exercises with focus on environmental performance of building, site and surroundings; Understanding of potentials of the site and response to climate in building design. Analysis and design considering relationship of the built-form with immediate surroundings; Simple building designs with simple functions; layout of different built forms with emphasis on circulation; Case based studies and presentation.
ARCH-302: Design Studio - V (Space, Form & Function); 7 Credits, 14 Hrs/Wk
Emphasizing imaginative concepts for expressing form and functional relationships. Perception of indoor-outdoor spaces; inter-relationships and experiential qualities. Context, amalgamation of structural systems, forms, materials and environmental conditions with the ordering canons.
ARCH-306: Working Drawing; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Detail drawings for construction ie. Plan, Section, Elevation, Site plan, Key plan etc for Toilets, Kitchen, Stair and other spaces. Understanding the designer’s role as a mediator between the manufacturer and consumer. Extending beyond mere pragmatic solutions by a proper understanding of visual properties of materials, manufacturing mechanisms, technical support – together with cultural and contextual implications.
ARCH-308: Interior Design; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Interior Design and its elements. Human response to different types of space, volume, colour, materials, texture etc. Creative development of the proximate environments with available material and technology. Indoor living environment and the role of furniture, colour, lighting, space quality etc in the liveliness. Materials for finishes, Interior design exercises.
ARCH-304: Design Studio - VI: Form, Function & Technology; 7 Credits, 14 Hrs/Wk
Thematic approach to architectural design; Design exercises on complex building problems emphasizing innovative ideas; Incorporation of formal and functional expressions, environmental qualities, structural issues, circulation and linkages and organization into the realm of Architecture. Ideas, materials and technologies of Architecture.
ARCH-402: Design Studio - VII (Community Space design); 8 Credits, 16 Hrs/Wk
Architecture of settlements and neighbourhoods; Perception of urban context and emergent forces that shape a city; Emphasis on urban activities, movement, environmental aspects etc; Conservation and Renewal of city blocks and Slum clearance; Understanding the Urban Design Process- program formulation; Articulation of architecture into the urban realm through design of building complexes and urban projects in the light of modern technology.

ARCH-406: Landscape Design; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to different elements of landscape. Site Planning, design and landscaping, Landscape Planning and Design exercises; A study of site selection, plane surveying, site development, topography, soils, grading, drainage, site utilities, landscaping, and planting will be used towards the assessment of buildings and site and campus design (Studio based on ARCH-303).
ARCH-408: Product Drawings; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Special details and elements in architectural design; Large scale detail Architectural working drawing as construction document; Exercise with different materials, composite designs, Products for Kitchen, Toilet, Stair, Door, Window, grills, gates etc; Critical wall and roof section, etc.
ARCH-410: Specification and Cost Estimation; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Preparation of Specifications and bill of quantities; Cost analysis of various items of construction, preparation of schedules.
ARCH-412: Special Studies; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
Overview of current development in research related to architecture. Preparation of a search papers in any topic of interest related to architecture including literature search. Writing skills and referencing.Oral and written presentation skills and techniques.
ARCH-404: Design Studio - VIII: Housing & Settlements; 8 Credits, 16 Hrs/Wk
Cultural ethos and sustainability of the community and impact on the immediate environment; Investigation, analysis, synthesis and design of Housing and Community facilities in urban, semi-urban or rural contexts; Real estate development, Urban revitalization and conservation; Exploration of spiritual and emotional content in architecture.
ARCH-502: Design Studio - IX (Professional Design); 10 Credits, 20 Hrs/Wk
Programme formulation; Pre design analysis of the context; design guidelines; A comprehensive design exercise showing full range of skills needed from an architect in a field context; Emphasis is given on design quality in terms of formal, functional and structural aspects, to attain professional level of achievement, within a given socioeconomic context. Professional Documentation.
ARCH-500: Internship (Portfolio + Comprehensive) Prerequisite ARCH-304); 2 Credits
After completing the requirement of third year or ARCH-304: Design-VI, a student may opt to acquire professional experience on part time basis under a member organization of the Institute of Architects, Bangladesh (IAB) or under a full member of IAB. At least 100 man-hours equivalent experience shall be needed to earn a satisfactory certificate. It is a non-credit compulsory training. The student is required to work in an architectural firm / organization for a minimum of six weeks to gain practical experience (100 man-hour). This training will include working drawings and site supervision. The student shall submit a portfolio of his professional works during internship at his convenience before final semester to be evaluated by a board of examiners for grading the portfolio and through comprehensive viva voce for 2 credits.
ARCH-504: Program Development and analysis; 2 Credits, 4 Hrs/Wk
The student will select a project for final Design Studio-X, develop a program with spatial, functional, technical, environmental guidelines for the design with proper investigation, analysis and research (including literature review and case studies). The analysis will be submitted in the form of report. This report will form the basis of ARCH-506 and ARCH-510.
ARCH-506: Design Studio-X (Thesis) (Prerequisite ARCH-504); 10 Credits, 20 Hrs/Wk
Creativity in a real life situation. A comprehensive design exercise showing full range of skills needed from an architect in a field context. Preparation of complete design solution based on investigation and analysis of the physical and contextual aspects of the problem, and on the understanding of design considerations of material, structure and form. Stress is given on the objective analysis of the related factors and in transforming them into a tangible architectural solution of professionally acceptable quality. The design would be followed by adequate visual and written documentation of the process and the product.
ARCH-510: Dissertation (Prerequisite ARCH-504); 4 Credits, 8 Hrs/Wk
Approach to report writing based on ARCH-504. Preparation of report to supplement and complement the various aspects of the thesis project of Arch 506: Design Studio X [The report should reflect the student’s research in areas related to the thesis, comparative analysis and case studies. This should lead to the formation of criteria and conceptual approaches to the design of the thesis in Arch 506: Design Studio X]. The dissertation is to be submitted in approved format.

Elective Sessional Courses:

HUM-102: Art Appreciation; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Criticism and Appreciation. Definition of art; Relationship between art & science; Art as social phenomenon; Function of art; The method of art; Branches of art; Introduction to concept, perception and development of art in different context, characteristics of various forms of art, meaning of art, art as experience and expression, the language of visual art, typology of visual art, analysis of the work of art; theory of criticism
HUM-104: Music Appreciation; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Musical Forms; Indian and western Music – melody and harmony; Styles and presentations of instrumental music; Music and architecture: rhythm, composition etc; Music as an inspiration for Architecture.

HUM-106: Sculpture & Model Making; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Basics of sculpture making with different materials. Model making techniques.  Study and analysis of three-dimensional aspects of different volumetric forms. Exercises based on the use of different types of materials.

Core Theory Courses:

MATH-101: Mathematics for Architects; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Differential Calculus - Function, limit, continuity, differentiation, successive and partial differentiation; Rolle’s theorem; Mean value theorem; Expansion of functions; Tangent and normal; Maxima and minima. Integral Calculus - Integration by various methods; Definite Integrals; Length of curves; Area bounded by plane curves; Volumes and surface areas of solids of revolution.  Co-ordinate geometry of two dimensions; Transformations of co-ordinates; Pair of straight lines; Circle; Co-axial circle; Tangent & normal at a point on a circle; General equation of second degree. Co-ordinate geometry of three dimensions; Distance between points; Angle between two straight lines; Plane through three points; Angle between two planes; Straight line through two points. Basic Mechanics.
ENG-101: English Language Skill Development; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Emphasis is on developing communication skills i.e. reading, writing and listening; Grammar Review; Common sentence patterns; Formation of sentence – questions, agreements, negations, commands, comparisons; Use of verbs – verb phrases, subject verb agreement, problem verbs, verb as complements; Noun phrases, pronouns, use of adjective and adverbs. Modal Auxiliaries, clauses, subjunctives, Inclusive. Styles in English; Common stylistic problems. Vocabulary problems; Misused and confusing words. Listening comprehension; Structure and written expressions; Vocabulary and reading comprehension’s using modern technologies and teaching aids.
PHY-101: Building Physics; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Heat: Temperature, Temperature related vapour and humidity, Heat transmission; Thermal conductivity of solid and liquids, heat flow through different medium, Convection, conduction, radiation, ventilation, Laws of radiation, short and long-wave radiations. Light: Photometry and illumination, measurements and units; Theories of light and its characteristics, Lamps, Diffraction and polarization; defects of images. Sound: Simple harmonic motion; Combination simple harmonic motion; wave motion; Transmission and intensity of sound waves, Reflection, refraction and absorption of sound; units of sound intensity, Building acoustics.
ARCH-101: Architecture of Ancient Civilizations; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to the history of architecture as a perceptual process of evolution through the ancient ages. Critical evaluation of ancient architecture and settlement design of Egyptian, Mesopotamian (Sumerian and Assyrian), Persian, Meso-American, Aegean, Etruscan, Chinese, Japanese and Indus Valley Civilizations. Architecture of Vedic and Buddhist civilizations. Introduction to classical architecture of Greece and Rome; Study of the potentiality of classical architecture in formation of the ordering principles.
ARCH-103: Climate Responsive Architecture; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to Design with Climate; Solar Geometry; Man, Climate and Architecture; Elements of climate and their influence on the built form; Built-environment design in various climatic zones; Tropical climate; Site climate. Principles of thermal design and means of thermal control; Relationships between built form and sun, wind, precipitation etc.; Design methods and procedures of passive climatic control.
ARCH-105: Ecology; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Definition; Habitat, Bio-geographical distribution and abundance; Evolution and adaptation; relationship of eco-systems with built-environment; Inter specific interactions; Trophic levels and energy flow. Bio-diversity, Law of interdependence, Community; Man and his environment; Biological conservation; Environmental pollution, Crisis in the built-environment.
ARCH-107: Design Theory; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Design fundamentals, motivation behind designing, its diversified purposes and design methodologies. Critical analysis of design as a non-verbal language structured in a basic design grammar. Traditional and contemporary design methods, definition of designing and the role of design in the changing perspective of the society. Basic philosophy of design as a vehicle to transmit the values and attainments of cultures through the ages. Basic theories of architecture related to use of point, line, plane, form, volume and space. Overview of theories and application of architectural proportion, scale and composition. Principles of ‘spatial and formal organization.
ARCH-109: Building and Finish Materials; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Common building and finished materials - Cement, Sand, Concrete , Stone, Brick, Timber, Steel,  Glass, Plastic, Terrazzo, Plaster, Roofing, Paint, Insulation etc. Characteristics and potential; their nature and use; innovative uses of materials; Detail sketches.
ARCH-207: Construction Details; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Simple constructions and their systems; Method, types and techniques of construction of building components from foundation to roof. Damp Proofing; Causes and effects of dampness; Methods of damp proofing; DPC treatment in buildings. Roofs; Classification and construction technique of roofs. Stairs; Types of stair; Stairs of different materials; Requirement of good stairs; Space articulation by modular co-ordination. Partition walls- brick, concrete, glass, metal lath and timber partition walls- their use and construction techniques. Service spaces of building: elevators, escalators, stairs, fire stair, bathrooms, public restrooms, kitchens, hotel and restaurant kitchen.
ARCH-211: Physical Planning Fundamentals; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to physical planning fundamentals. Physical planning theories; History of settlements and understanding the context; Community, city and regional planning; Physical planning as a space dimension of socio-economic context of a country. Case study: Bangladesh.
ARCH-213: Luminous Environment in Architecture; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to luminous environment in architecture: Physical nature of the visual environment. Human responses to external vision factors. Scalar illumination and the Illumination vector; Low contrast and High Contrast lighting environments; Daylight in architecture; Sky types; Daylight factor; Changing nature of Daylight; Daylight Prediction techniques; Design Sky illumination and Designing with Daylight under different climatic and lighting conditions - natural and artificial. Supplementary lighting. 
ARCH-205: Architecture of South Asia; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
The course will include the basic essence of south Asian Architecture associating chronological development in the early age. Study of architecture in the South Asian sub continent with special emphasis on the styles of the Vedic, Buddhist and Hindu periods up to the 17th century. The emphasis will be laid on the medieval developments in continuation to its earlier roots. The course will conclude with Sources of Muslim Architecture in South Asia Region; Imperial style; Sur or Pathan period; Mughal period.
ARCH-215: Architecture of the Western World; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Overview of the formative strands of Modern Architecture: Neoclassical architecture, The Bauhaus. Cubism and the new conception of space. Critical appreciation of different forms of Art and Architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries. 19th Century Realism. Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Purism, Orphism, Futurism and Vorticism. The New Collectivity: Art and architecture in the Soviet Union. The Ideal Community, Alternatives to the Industrial City. The International Style. monumentality. Modern Architecture in the USA, Europe, Latin America, Australia and Japan. Modernity, Tradition and Identity in the developing World. Pluralism in the 1970’s. Modern Architecture and Memory: New perception of the post. The Vicissitude of ideology: CIAM and Team X. International theory and practice since 1962.
CE-217: Structure for Architects-I: Mechanics of Solids; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Force; equilibrium; free body diagrams; resultants and components; coplanar concurrent forces; moments and parallel coplanar forces; centroid; moment of inertia of areas; maximum and minimum forces; friction; flexible chords; calculation of bar forces for simple trusses.
Fundamental concepts of stress and strain; mechanical properties of materials; stresses and strains in members subjected to tension, compression, shear and temperature changes; joints - welded and riveted; shear force and bending moment diagrams for statically determinate beams and frames.
CE-219: Structure for Architects-II: RCC Design Fundamentals; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Fundamentals of reinforced concrete design, Working Stress Design Method (WSD), Introduction to concrete materials, placement, safety factors and types. Reinforced concrete design by ultimate strength design (USD) method. Short and long column, spiral column, Beams – singly reinforced, doubly reinforced, T- beams, Slabs - One way, two way, ribbed slab, waffle slab, flat slab, column, footing, Retaining walls. Preliminary design and analysis of column, beam, slab and shear walls for the multi-storied building.
ARCH-303: Landscape Design; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Landscape Architecture and its necessity in the built environment. Introduction to plant and materials and their uses to enrich the built environment. A study of site selection, plane surveying, site development, topography, soils, grading, drainage, site utilities, landscaping, and planting will be used towards the assessment of buildings and site design.
ARCH-307: Water Management in Buildings; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Water supply and sanitation system in buildings; Common terminology and details for building plumbing; Water reservoirs; Introduction to water supply systems in high rise buildings. Rain water harvesting and distribution, Drainage and sewage disposal; Introduction to drainage systems in high rise buildings, Recycling grey water and ground water recharge.
ARCH-333: Sonic Environment in Architecture; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to sonic environment in architecture; Perception, generation and propagation of sound; Behaviour of sound in closed spaces; Introduces the students to basic acoustic design analysis and application techniques including the study of absorption, and sound isolation in variety of building types and spaces; pre and post design analysis. Auditorium acoustics; Noise measurements and control in spaces.
CE-317: Structure for Architects-III: RCC, Steel & Timber Design Fundamentals;
2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Properties of RCC, steel, types and composition, shape and size, Allowable Stresses. Behaviour of RCC, structural steel members and steel frames, preliminary structural design and analysis of steel columns, beams, tension elements and joints. Introduction to steel trusses and timber structures. Flexible chords; calculations of bar forces for simple truss; maximum and minimum forces.
CE-319: Structure for Architects-IV: Elements of Buildings; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Study of different components of a building its design requirements. Foundation / footing; Grade beam, beam, column, slab. Reinforced concrete columns- stocky and long. Preliminary analysis of column sections in multi-storied buildings. Grids, approximate analysis. Approximate analysis of multi-storied buildings for gravity and lateral loads. Vierendeel truss. Folded plates. Introduction to shear walls: preliminary design. Introduction and preliminary design of arches, domes and shells. Classification of shells. Pre-stressed concrete: introduction, analysis and preliminary design of beam sections.

MECH-301: Mechanical Installations in Buildings; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk

Introduction to Mechanical systems in buildings: Heating Cooling Ventilation, vertical transportation. Simple calculations to assess the need. Special requirements and systems for multi- storied buildings.

ELECT-301: Electrical Installations in Buildings; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to Electrical Systems in Buildings and electrification in buildings. Simple calculations to access electricity requirements in buildings. Electrical equipment’s and electrical installations for buildings. Introduction to multi-storeyed building electrification (problems and precautions).
ARCH-401: Housing; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
House and Housing, Social, physical, economic and cultural aspects of housing. National housing policy. Reforms, legislations and movements in housing. Typology of housing, Types and form of ownership. Accessibility to housing by different income groups. Process of housing development and housing finance. Role of various professional groups. Social program and public policy for low income group, public-private-partnership. Role of private sector in housing. The problems of housing in the local context with reference to others in the developing world. 
ARCH-403: Civic Design; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Global view and Context; Development of civic spaces through history; Modern concepts in civic design; Elements and domains of civic design; Urban renewal, redevelopment, conservation etc. and development control. Principles and techniques of civic design, Analysis of physical pattern, Framework for development, Contemporary concepts, context and trends.
ARCH-405: Modern Architecture; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Modern art and architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries. Impressionism to Cubism in art. Modern architecture: romantic classicism, iron and glass construction, rise of commercial architecture, the art noveau, Bauhaus, masters of modern movement.
ARCH-411: Practice of Civic Design and Planning; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Theories of urban physical planning, Form of a city and normative theories. Theory of good city form. Methods and techniques of urban analysis for planning, Land use and transportation and their relationship with spatial planning process. Urban textures and networks. City models and city design. Growth and conservation. The relationship between key urban activities in the physical planning process. Responsive environment and Urban design process.

ARCH-415: Architecture of Bengal; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Study of Society, Culture, Geo-Climatic, Historical, Socio-Religious and Philosophical influences in the architecture of Bengal through the ages: Mauryan, Pala, Sena, Sultanate, Mughal and Colonial periods. Local language, custom, art, literature and their relevance to architecture of Bengal.
ARCH-435: Contemporary Architecture; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Recent developments in the fields of architecture around the world, with special reference to South Asian region, by the influence of new technology and changes in contemporary social vocabulary. Impact of globalization and open market system in architecture; Study of Architectural identity and regionalism in architecture; Contemporary Architecture of Bangladesh.
ARCH-501: Real Estate Studies; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Nature and description of Real Estate: Land, water rights, land descriptions, etc. Introduction to real estate market and economics: Policy and strategy; Supply and demand; Real estate trade cycle; Real Estate Instruments: Contract, deed, lease, mortgage, broker and brokerage. Development considerations for real estate. Land development process, value of land and the method of land valuation; Evaluation of real estate projects, cost estimations, feasibility study, environmental impact statement, implementation, monitoring and management. Rights and interests in land. Forms of ownership. Transferring title. Recordation and abstracts. Real Estate sales contracts. Mortgage and Note. Deed of trust. Building by-laws. Regulatory measures to guide and monitor real estate development and developers.
ARCH-509: Professional Practice; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
The role of the architects in the building industry and process; duties, responsibilities and obligations of the architects; Professional services: Professional ethics; Architect-Client relationship; Topics include professional registration, legal environment (codes & regulations), project delivery, fee analysis, professional organizations, documentations, tender, contract, financial management, organizational structure, strategic planning etc.
Elective Theory Courses:
HUM-103: Sociology; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Scope, social evolution and techniques of production, Culture and civilization. Social structure of Bangladesh. Population and world resources. Oriental and occidental societies. Industrial revolution. Family urbanization and industrialization. Urban ecology. Cooperative and socialist movements. Rural sociology.
HUM-107: Psychology; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to psychology: Methods, scope etc. Biological bases of human behaviour. Sensation. Perception. Impression. Learning. Memory and forgetting. Thinking. Intelligence. Emotion. Motivation. Personality. Social cognition and social development. Psychology of health and well being. Psychological disorder / psychopathology.
HUM-201: Philosophy; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Nature of philosophical enquiry; Relationship of philosophy to science, history, politics, religion and specially to architecture. Social logic of space.

HUM-207: Logic; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk

Introduction to inductive and deductive logic; thoughts; propositions. Syllogisms; Fallacies; Cause; Hypothesis and Analogy, developing arguments.

ARCH-211: Green Architecture and Sustainable Development; 2 credits, 2 Hrs/Wk

Solar Power: Energy conservation, heat diffusion equation. Conduction, Transient heat transfer, Convection law, thermal boundary layer concept, free convection, Radiation, absorption, transmission & reflection, greenhouse effect, shape factor, heat exchanger design.
Wind Energy: Wind Energy Overview, Wind Energy Activity, Wind Energy Basics, Development of Benefit Cost Model, National Wind Energy Overview, Indiana Wind Energy Activity, Wind Energy Basics.
Earth Cooling: Overview, Principles, Heat flow, Gravity.
Roof Gardening: Concepts, types, methods, benefits & effects Landscape: Environmental security, assessment, identifying the main driving forces, use of Landscape, Climate Modifier
ARCH-201: Aesthetics; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Subject matter and purpose of Aesthetics. Aesthetics and the act of creation. Aesthetic knowledge as a system. Methods of Aesthetics; Aesthetic activities; Relationship between aesthetics and different art and design forms. The beautiful; Theoretical perception of beautiful; Development of ideas and their trends in the field of aesthetic activity. Methods of criticism.
ARCH-209: Survey Methods; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to surveying- principles and techniques of physical surveys. Chain survey, traverse survey. plane table survey, Levels and levelling, contours and layout surveys. Design and plan of research- purpose and goal, variables and universal, selection of methods. Design of questionnaire, pre-test, pilot survey. Collection and filing of data. Data processing.

ARCH-215: Early Architecture of Western World; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Evaluation of the architecture of Western civilization. Its roots in Etruscan and Roman architecture which developed through the ages of Early Christian, Byzantine and Romanesque periods resulting in the Gothic style. Revival of classical thoughts in the Renaissance period. Climatic, geographical, religious and social influences on the architecture of the various regions of Europe in these periods. Structural innovations and construction systems adopted in different periods. Comparative study of the development of architectural styles in different periods to understand their development and changes.
MATH-301: Statistics for Architects; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Statistics in Real Estate. Necessity of Statistics in Real Estate sector. Arranging and grouping Observations. Classification and Tabulation of Data. Real Estate Data Collection. Graphical representation  of Data- Bar Diagram, Pie Diagram, Line graph, Histogram, Cumulative Frequency Polygon. Measure of Central Tendency- Meaning and Purpose. Type of Measure from Raw and Grouped data. Mean, Median and Mode. Criteria for analyzing shape of the curves- Skewness and Kurtosis. Idea of Correlation. Coefficient of Correlation. Regression Analysis- Bivariate Data. Scatter Diagram. Linear relationship, Tow variable linear Regression Model. Prediction of coefficients. Standard Error of Estimate. Idea of Multiple Regression. Time Series Analysis. Seasonal and Irregular Components. Determination of the components. Business Forecasting. Probability. Poisson Distribution. Sampling. Interpolation and Extrapolation.
HUM-301: Urban Anthropology; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Concepts in Anthropology; Social anthropology, ethnography & ethnology; Tools of anthropological research and their applicability to architecture; structuralism in social anthropology; Man and his built-environment; Norms and values; Spatial manifestation of societal norms; Pluralism in complex societies.
ARCH-311: Site Analysis and Planning; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
General principles of site selection; Site planning standards; Site plan and Site analysis – functional, social & geo-climatic; Soil & topography, Climate & vegetation, Physical infrastructure and utilities; Master plan, context, constraints and opportunities; Planning and building regulations; Principles of site planning; Healthiness of site.
ARCH-313: Sustainable Architecture; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to sustainable architecture and environmental design, Natural systems; Physical and biological environment and its relationship with built-environment; Social and aesthetic factors; Site evaluation; Modern developments and their effects in the physical environment; Built environment and sustainability nexus; Passive means of indoor-climatic control, Energy conservation in the buildings, Use of renewable energy and rain water harvesting. Pollution control and recycling. Environ-Behaviour Studies; Environmental Impact Assessments; Environmental policy and regulations. Design and planning guidelines for environmental design
ENV-401: Environmental Design and Disaster Studies; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Urban Hazards and Risk Management. Ecosystems and built-environment design. Types of environmental and urban hazards. Urban hazard mapping techniques. Risk assessment and risk management. Flood risk management. Earthquake risk management. Risk assessment for the future residential development of an area. Urban Water Management. Hydrologic cycle in urban environment. Demographic and socio-economic features. Urban water systems in different landscapes. Basic concepts in overland, pipe and channel flows. Water demand, supply and access. Management of storm water and wastewater. Water quality and ecology of urban water bodies. Pre and post hazard management. Technical and Institutional aspects.
ARCH-431: Architectural & Urban Conservation; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Architectural & Urban Conservation; Its meaning, principles and scope; History and issues of conservation; Preservation, restoration, renovation, reconstruction, adaptation, reuse, redevelopment, renewal etc at building and urban scale.  Conservation policy, ethics, regulations, technology and finance.
ARCH-409: Research Method; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Research methods in architecture. Research and its types. Research and research design; Discussion on research methodology, purpose and goal, variables and universal, selection of methods, research evaluation, problem identification and selection; research approach, data collection, processing, analyzing and forecasting, data presentation; Selection of a research topic related to architectural issues/ problems; Design of questionnaire, pretest, pilot survey. Research writing and presentation of seminar.
ARCH-419: Survey Technique & Analytic Methods; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction; Principles and techniques of physical and socio-economic survey. Brief description of engineering Survey methods. Research and its types. Analytical methods and their application; Fundamental quantitative techniques in demography, land-use, transpiration, housing, physical infrastructure, services and community facilities. Sample, sample type and sample size, Collection and filing of data. Data processing.

ARCH-407: Fire Conscious Design; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Fire resistant design and selection of materials, Evacuation and fire fighting systems, Building codes related to fire responsiveness. Fire rating, Fire fighting drills and inspections checklist particularly in high rise buildings.
CE-457: Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Fundamentals of seismic engineering; The nature of ground movement; Critical building characteristics; Building codes related to seismic responsiveness. Behavioural pattern of earthquake and design response. Liquefaction and subsidence; Form and layout of buildings responsive to earthquakes. Seismic responsive sub structure and superstructure design. Seismic resisting system vulnerability and damage characteristics, Earthquake vulnerability reduction strategy, Earthquake resistant high-rise buildings.

ECON-501: Project Economics; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Definition of economics. Economics and engineering. Principles of Economics: Micro economics: The theory of demand and supply and their elasticity. Nature of an economic theory, applicability of economic theories to the problems of developing countries. Indifference curve technique. Marginal analysis. Optimization. Market, production, production function, types of productivity. Rational region of production of an engineering firm. The short run and the long run. Fixed cost and variable cost. Internal and external economics and diseconomies. Macro economics : Savings, investment. National income analysis. Inflation. Monetary policy, fiscal policy and trade policy with reference to Bangladesh. Planning in Bangladesh.
ACC-501: Project Accounting; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Principles of accounting: accounts, transactions, the accounting procedures and financial statements. Cost in general: objectives and classifications. Over head costing. Cost sheet under job costing, operating costing and process costing. Marginal costing: tools and techniques, cost- volume-profit analysis. Relevant costing: analyzing the profitability within the firm, guidelines for decision making. Long-run planning and control; capital budgeting.
MGT-501: Project Management; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Management: its meaning, scope and objectives. Functions and nature of management. Planning: objectives and types of plans, limits of planning, logistics and strategy. Organizing: grouping of activities, delegation of authority and decentralization. Organization structure - line, staff and functional organization, committee, span of supervision. Direction: motivation and co ordination. Controlling: steps in control, requirements. Analytical tools and techniques in production management.
ARCH-517: Building Technology; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Definitions, types, preparation, manufacture, properties, uses, and applications of stone, metal, reconstructed wood, plastic and rubber. Modular co-ordination. Prefabrication techniques of building components. Construction techniques of special forms: dome, vault, shell, space frame and metal structure. Techniques of construction with indigenous materials.
ARCH -537: Diagnosis of Buildings; 2 Credits, 2 Hrs/Wk
Introduction to construction pathology; Diagnosis of building problems from foundation to roof slab; Structural/ electrical/ mechanical/ plumbing system failures and repairs; Crack analysis and structural pathologies, cracks, material disintegration and deformation causes and prevention; dampness and termites diagnosis and treatment; Noise and Heat insulation; Conservation management of historic buildings; introducing new services in old buildings; diagnosis and retrofitting.


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