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)

The Faculty of Architecture offers programs for the different levels of study and research including Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Higher Diploma, Master of Science (M.Sc.) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D).
The Faculty of Architecture aspires to offer widely recognized and highly valued design and planning undergraduate and graduate programs that promote a respectful, collegial, interdisciplinary culture of teaching and service within the University and beyond .
The main study programs, for the undergraduate level, are categorized as bellow ;

  1. Design Studio
  2. Design Studies
  3. Technological Studies
  4. Built Environment Studies
  5. Construction Management
  6. Habitat Studies
  7. Housing Studies

University Requirements
The syllabus of the faculty of Architecture is based on the centralization of the design studio and its integration with the other programs. It is an evolving, vibrant curriculum that is widely discussed .
The Evolution of the Department of Architecture is proposed to be executed within 10 years starting from August 2007. The following diagram shows the proposed structure of the faculty after ten years.

The Faculty focusses on the following research fields:
• Sustainability in planning and design (environmental design)
• Architectural theory and form generation
• Planning and urban design with its different sub-topics.
• Housing studies. The Faculty is currently involved in two research projects:
• Preparation of a structure plan for Damazeen and Russaris. In collaboration with Habitat International and Blue Nile State.
• Evaluation of National Housing Fund performance.
• The Faculty recently finished a 3-year joint research project with Reading University sponsored by DeLPHE. The research evaluated Sudanese construction industry, women participation and future outlook.

1- Undergraduate Programmes
- BSc Honours in Architecture
2- Postgraduate Programmes
- MSc in Architecture - by courses
- MSc in Urban Design - by courses
- MSc in Urban Planning and Management - by Courses
- PhD in Architecture
- PhD in Planning and Urban Design

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