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B. Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture)

Program Overview

Areas: 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.

  • Admission Requirement

    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/ F.Sc/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.

  • Courses

    • Semester I Year 1 Term 1

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      SLA 102 Pakistan Studies 3
      A-ST 112 Architecture Sciences and Technology I-A/Geometry 3
      A-ST 113 Architecture Sciences and Technology I-B/Physics 3
      A-DS 115 Architecture Design Studio I 6
      A-VC 116 Drawing and Communicating Architecture I 3
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          18
    • Semester II Year 1 Term 2

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      A-HY 110 Islamic Studies 3
      A-ST122 Architecture Sciences and Technology II-A/ Morphology 3
      A-ST 123 Architecture Sciences and Technology II-A/ Climatology 3
      A-DS 125 Architecture Design Studio II 6
      A-VC 126 Drawing and Communicating Architecture II 3
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          18
    • Semester III Year 1 Term 2

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      A-HY 231 Histories and Theories of Architecture I 2
      A-ST 232 Architecture Science and Technology III-A/Structures 3
      A-ST 233 Architecture Science and Technology III-B/Building Materials 2
      A-ST 234 Architecture Science and Technology III-C/ Construction Details 2
      A-DS 235 Architecture Design Studio III 6
      A-VC 236 Drawing and Communicating Architecture III 3
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          18
    • Semester IV Year 2 Term 2

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      XXX Elective 2
      A-ST 242 Architectural Science and Technology IV-A/Structures 3
      A-ST 243 Architecture Science and Technology IV-B/Building Materials 2
      A-ST 244 Architecture Science and Technology IV-C/Construction Details 2
      A-DS 245 Architecture Design Studio IV 6
      A-VC 246 Drawing and Communicating Architecture IV 3
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          18
    • Semester V Year 3 Term 1

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      XXX Elective 2
      A-HY 351 Histories and Theories of Architecture II 2
      A-ST 352 Architectural Science and Technology V-A/Structures 2
      A-ST 353 Architectural Science and Technology V-B/Energy Systems I 2
      A-DS 355 Architecture Design Studio V 8
      A-CA 359 Computer Applications I 2
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          18
    • Semester VI Year 3 Term 2

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      XXX Elective 2
      A-HY 361 Histories and Theories of Architecture III (Early History of Sub-Cont.) 2
      A-ST 362 Architectural Science and Technology VI-A/System Integration I 2
      A-ST 363 Architecture Science and Technology VI-B/Energy Systems II 2
      A-DS 365 Architecture Design Studio VI 8
      A-CA 369 Computer Applications II 2
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          18
    • Semester VII Year 4 Term 1

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      XXX Concentration Elective 3
      A-HY 471 Histories and Theories of Architecture IV 2
      A-DS 475 Architecture Design Studio VII 8
      A-UD 477 Urban Design and Planning I 3
      A-AL 478 Architecture and Landscape 2
      A-VC 236 Drawing and Communicating Architecture III 3
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          18
    • Semester VIII Year 4 Term 2

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      XXX Concentration Elective 3
      A-HY 481 Histories and Theories of Architecture 2
      A-DS 485 Architectural Studio VIII 8
      A-UD 487 Urban Design and Planning II 3
      A-RM 489 Research Approaches and Methods 2
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          18
    • Semester IX Year 5 Term 1

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      XXX Concentration Elective 2
      A-TP 591 Thesis Proposal Preparation 2
      A-ST 592 Architecture Science and Technology V-A/ System Integration II 2
      A-DS 595 Architecture Studio IX 8
      SA 5101 Histories and Theories of Architecture VI Histories and Theories of Architecture VI 2
      A-PP 598 Professional Practice 2
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          18
    • Semester X Year 5 Term 2

      Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs.
      A-TR 501 Thesis Research Report 2
      A-AT 505 Architecture Thesis 10
      A-VC 506 Drawing and Communicating Architecture VI 2
      A-CA 509 Thesis Electronic and Print-media Dissemination 2
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          16

    Total Credits 178

  • Degree Requirement

    Completion of 178 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.