Department of Architecture offers one undergraduate programme, Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch), one master’s programme, Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) and one postgraduate programme Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture (PGD Arch.), PhD. Architecture as well as PhD in Urban Design.
Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch)
i) Direct Entry (Form VI) Qualifications
Two Principal Passes in any of the following subjects: Advanced Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography or Fine Art. In addition, an applicant must have at least a subsidiary level pass in Advanced Mathematics or Basic Applied Mathematics at A-level.
ii) Equivalent Qualifications
Diploma or FTC in Architecture, Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, or Civil and Transportation Engineering with an average of “B” or a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Duration: Five years (10 semesters)
Expected Learning Outcome
Knowledge in Interpreting ideas and desires of private and government entities into functional buildings and spaces. Knowledge in demonstrating awareness of economic, environmental, structural, ethical, legal and regulatory context of construction industry, locally, regionally and globally.
Select and apply the knowledge, technique, design skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly solve design and construction problems. Related to production of comprehensive and legible drawings and necessary documents for use in construction activities.
Possess basic education and qualifications necessary for qualifying for examinations for registration
Master of Architecture (M. Arch.)
Bachelor’s degree Second Class Lower or above (Minimum GPA 2.7) in Architecture, or equivalent from a recognized university; OR Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture or equivalent from a recognized university or institution of higher learning (Minimum GPA 3.5)
Duration: 18 months
Understanding of design and conservation theories that will enable to engage in wider interests, collaborate with public and private sectors in planning human settlement, designing housing development, and manage construction industry
Apply creative skills and techniques for devising enhanced appropriate built form for tenable livelihood in sustainable environments, generate dynamic rural and urban settings, that are competitive, innovative, and investment magnets
Demonstrate innovative development approaches and prudent design strategies for rural and urban built environment systems, devise methods for cost effective housing industry and green villages’, towns’, and cities’ expansions; Apply socio-cultural endeavours for realistic and interdisciplinary interventions in urban construction and development
PhD in Architecture by Thesis
Relevant Masters Degree of the Ardhi University or other masters from any recognised Institution of Higher Learning.
Duration: 3 Years Minimum
PhD in Urban Design by Coursework and Dissertation
Duration: 4 years
Expected Learning Outcome
Upon successful completion of the PhD programme, candidates are expected to have acquired knowledge, skills and competence in the following areas:
Research focus areas
The departments Architecture contributes to the excellence to the University through publication of various researches majored in:
The department of Architecture and department of Interior Design have close links and collaboration with the following universities and professional associations:
Other relations relation includes:
However, there are five formed research cluster groups within the departments whose main areas of concentration are:
List of Research Collaborating Institutions