Undergraduate

First Year                                     (two terms, full time 32 weeks)

Construction and Structures (I)

The course introduces the means and methods of the structural aspect of buildings. It covers the principles of the strength of materials including: types of loads, structural stresses, statics, bending moments, shearing forces, structural analysis of concrete columns and beams and basic types of structural systems.

The course covers the commonly used construction materials in buildings such as wood, brick coursing, concrete and light steel, their basic properties, historical use, physical properties, factors for material selection, manufacturing, assembly, and construction details. Students are required to submit assignments, reports, seminars and exercises as part of the course.

(8 hours/week)

Architectural Science (I)

The course introduces the interrelations between principles of Climatology and dynamics of culture. The responses to environmental aspects in building programmers are explored. The intersection between nature and its elements with buildings and spaces is studied.

(4 hours/week)

Theory and History of Architecture (I)

The course covers the history of architecture from different periods: Egyptian, Greek, Romans, Western Europe, African and traditional East Asian Architecture. It explores the fundamental architectural aesthetics for each period. The logical and technical development of building order and form and human interaction in the built environment are investigated. Students are required to submit assignments, reports, seminars and exercises as part of the course.

(4 hours/week)

Environmental Studies (I)

This course introduces environmental systems and relationships between: human comfort, orientation of buildings, envelope materials, and energy consumption. The course develops students understanding about how components and systems used to control the environment of buildings interacts together. Topics covered are: heating, ventilating, air conditioning, lighting, acoustics, fire protection, and plumbing systems.

(2 hours/week)

Studio Work (I)

Basic drafting skills (Basic drafting, projections, rendering, Basic Design and a single building unit design).

(16 hours/week)

Common Subjects: Mathematics, Physics.

(4 hours/week)

Second Year                                        (two terms, full time 32 weeks)

Construction and Structures (II)
This course is continuation of Construction & Structures (I). It extends students knowledge about advanced structural enclosure systems.                     (reead more)

Third Year                                  (two terms, full time 32 weeks)

Construction and Structures (III)
This course focuses on integrating building fabrics through exterior cladding, curtain wall systems, and enclosures within architectural design. It emphasizes on construction cost estimating, quantity take-off, cost estimating, added value engineering, and applications of unit-costing technique.       (read more)

Fourth Year                                  (two terms, full time 32 weeks)

Architectural Science (IV)

The majority of topics in this course were continuation from past modules and in conjunction with studio work.

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Fifth Year                                              (two terms, full time 32 weeks)

Studio Work (V)
First Term Project: Design of an industrial project.
Fifth Year Work Graduation project: Design of a project of the student’s choice or supervisor’s choice.
Thesis and Final Year Design Presentation: Submission graduation design project, model and report.
                                                                                                            (36 hours/week)

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