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B. Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)

Program Overview

Fields: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environment and Ecology, Land Economics, Urban Development, Planning Authorities, Code Authorities, Public Art and Sculpture, Construction Industry, Material Industry, Film Production, Theatre Production, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Education, Environmental Psychology, Public-Private Partnerships in Housing, Educational Facilities, Infrastructure and Heritage Conservation Planning.

Duration: 5 Years / 10 Semesters

Career Paths: Architect, Building Type Specialist (Housing, Schools, Hospitals, Airports, Public Institutions like museums, galleries, performance halls...), Interior Designer, Urban Designer, Landscape Designer, Environmentalist, Land Development Consultant and Building Economist, Stage Designer, Furniture Designer, Virtual Environments Designer for Films and Video-games, Restoration/Conservation Architect, Building Energy Consultant, Code Consultant, Materials Consultant, Construction Manager, Architectural Historian, Architectural Critic, Architectural Educator, Architectural Photographer.

  • Program Description

    Razia Hassan School of Architecture offers a 5-year professional B. Arch degree program spanning over 10 semesters. The aim is to educate and empower the future architect whose design skills can range across scale and scope, in service of an individual client as well as the society at large; who on one hand is taught in an environment of history, theory and artistic expression but on the other hand has enough understanding of allied scientific and technical subjects to work with engineering consultants and construction industry. RHSA lays special emphasis on inculcating socioeconomic responsibility as a value that can manifest itself as the economy of means towards a generosity of beneficial ends in the built environment.

  • Program Objectives

    • To prepare students as Professional Architects.
    • To prepare students for higher education in Architecture Studies and relevant disciplines.
    • To impart design skills and scientific knowledge.
    • To inculcate professional and ethical values in the students.
  • Program Outcomes

    • Provide students with sufficient academic and professional base from which to pursue a career in this discipline from which to advance to further study and a potential academic career in Architectural Studies
    • Comprehend an architectural design problem and then propose an architectural solution.
    • Provide students with the skills necessary to apply their knowledge in the organizations and businesses in which they are employed.
    • Meet the demands of the industry with up to date architectural knowledge
  • Admission Process & Eligibility Criteria

    In order to be eligible to apply for admission at SA, you have to successfully complete your FA/FSc, with at least 2nd division or have an A level pass in three subjects or an equivalent national or international qualification. All applicants must appear for Admission test and Interview.

    Students awaiting their FA/FSc/A-Level results may apply for admission. Selected candidates will be granted provisional admission only, which may be regularized after they have been declared successful and meet the admission requirements of the university.

    Entrance Exam

    The entrance exam will be a multiple-choice paper. Student will have to select the best or correct answer. The exam will assess the following with relevance to architecture.

    • Candidate’s General Knowledge: historical, regional, social, literary.
    • Candidate’s Cognitive ability: perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning.
    • Candidate’s understanding of moral/ social issues confronted by architecture today.
    • Interview by a panel of Faculty.
  • Courses

    • Semester I | Year 1 | Term 1

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 1 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1. SLA 102   Pakistan Studies 2
       2. A-ST   12A Mathematics & Geometry 2
       3. A-ST   12B Structure & Form I 2
       4. A-DS   13A Architecture Design Studio I 6
       5. A-DS   13B Drawing and Communicating Architecture I 2
       6. A-RA  15A Architecture & Contemporary Issues 2
              16
    • Semester II | Year 1 | Term 2

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 2 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1.   Islamic Studies 2
       2. A-HY  21A History, Theories & Criticism of Architecture I 2
       3. A-ST  22B Structure & Form II 2
       4. A-DS   23A Architecture Design Studio II 6
       5. A-DS  23B Drawing and Communicating Architecture II 2
       6. A-ST  22C Energy, Environment & Form I 2
              16
    • Semester III | Year 2 | Term 3

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 3 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1.
        Elective 2
       2. A-ST  32B Structure & Form III 2
       3. A-PP   34A Building Materials I 2
       4. A-PP  34B Construction Details I 2
       5. A-DS   33A Architecture Design Studio III 6
       6. A-DS  33B Drawing and Communicating Architecture III 2
              16
    • Semester IV | Year 2 | Term 4

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 4 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1. XXX   Elective 2
       2. A-ST   42B Structure & Form IV 2
       3. A-PP  44A Building Material II 2
       4. A-PP  44B Construction Details II 2
       5. A-DS   43A Architecture Design Studio IV 6
       6. A-DS  43B Drawing and Communicating Architecture IV 2
              16
    • Semester V | Year 3 | Term 5

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 5 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1. XXX   Elective 2
       2. A-HY   51A Histories, Theories & Criticism of Architecture II 3
       3. A-PP  54C Architectural Science and Technology V-A/Buildings 3
       4. A-ST  52C Architectural Science and Technology V-B/Energy  2
       5. A-DS  53A Architecture Design Studio V 6
       6. A-DS  53C Computer Applications I 2
              18
    • Semester VI | Year 3 | Term 6

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 6 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1. XXX   Elective 2
       2. A-HY   61A Histories, Theories & Criticism of Architecture III  3
       3. A-PP  84C Architectural Science and Technology V-A/Buildings 3
       4. A-ST   62C Architecture Science and Technology V-B/Energy  2
       5. A-DS   63A Architecture Design Studio VI 6
       6. A-CA   63C Computer Applications II 2
              18
    • Semester VII | Year 4 | Term 7

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 7 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1. A-DS  73B Elective 2
       2. A-HY   71A Histories, Theories & Criticism of Architecture IV 3
       3. A-DS  73A Architecture Design Studio VII 6
       4. A-HY  71B Urban Design and Planning I 3
       5. A-DS  73D Architecture and Landscape 4
              18
    • Semester VIII | Year 4 | Term 8

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 8 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1. XXX   Elective 2
       2. A-HY   81A Histories, Theories & Criticism of Architecture V 3
       3. A-DS  83A Architectural Studio VIII 6
       4. A-HY  81B Urban Design and Planning II 3
       5. A-PP  94D Professional Practice 3
              17
    • Semester IX | Year 5 | Term 9

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 9 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1. A-RA   Thesis Proposal Development 2
       2.
        Communication Architecture Advanced 3
       3. A-DS   93A Architecture Studio IX 8
       4.
        Elective 2
              15
    • Semester X | Year 5 | Term 10

      Sr. No.  Course Code  Term 10 Course Title Credit Hrs.
       1. A-RA  05C Thesis Research Report 3
       2. A-DS  03E Architecture Thesis 10
       3. A-DS  03E Thesis Electronic and Print-media Dissemination 3
              16

    Total Credits 170

  • Degree Requirement

    Completion of 170 credit hours along with thesis.

    Note : As of the moment, Razia Hassan of Architecture is not offering electives for students of other BNU schools. Architecture students, however, can take electives offered at other schools.

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