Bachelor of Architecture

Department of Architecture    Chairperson: Dr. Saima Gulzar, Associate Professor

Curriculum And Courses of Readings List of Elective Courses Policy

Why Degree in Architecture?

Study of Architecture is considered a bridge between engineering sciences and arts. In the current ages, it has become imperative for a developing country like Pakistan to equip architects with right knowledge and tools to service this highly competitive building industry.

Overview/ Curriculum and courses of reading

The program of Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) at UMT comprising of Five Years (Ten Semesters) is program of intensive studies and practical work leading to a professional degree in Architecture was established in 2012.

The curriculum and structure of the program is comparable to any similar international degree with regard to Pakistan’s HEC /PCATP specified guidelines. To this end, preparation of the curriculum, selection of faculty, planning of infrastructure facilities such as dedicated building, classrooms, design studios and other resources are designed to fulfill the PCATP (Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners)’s requirements. The program of study is highly demanding and only those students are recommended to apply who are willing to work long hours. Furthermore, significant component of studies involve fieldwork where students are required to visit construction sites, conduct field surveys, and join out of station study tours.

B. Arch degree requirements also include 12 weeks of internship in a professional establishment. The working environment within Department is pleasant. The students spend a significant part of their working in Design Studios which ensures high degree of interaction among students and academic staff. Our B. Arch graduates are eligible for license from PCATP  and practice as registered professional architects.

Program Objectives

The objective of the program is to prepare professionals in the planning, design and construction of commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings and other facilities. The curriculum of Architecture has been developed to inculcate the following objectives in the graduates.

  • Ability to think creatively and identify new trends in building construction
  • Ability to work efficiently in self-managed projects and in teams.
  • Commercial awareness related to the field of Architecture design
  • Critical learning for a broad function in various areas of Architectural Sciences including structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, earthquake and constructional management
  • Ability to keep themselves abreast of recent developments in the relevant construction technology
  • Spirit of discipline and respect for the codes of the ethics of the profession

Career Prospects

Graduates of the B. Arch program are trained for careers in government and private sector construction companies, engineering and design firms as well as in education and internationally. B. Arch graduates can work as architects, interior designers, design-consultant, project managers in engineering firms, architecture design offices and furniture showrooms.

Expected Outcomes

Students of B. Arch program at UMT are aimed to graduate with the following skills:

  1. Fundamental and advanced concepts of Architecture design with particular emphasis on the application of these concepts to further advance the state of art technology and to meet the needs of growing Construction industry.
  2. Hands-on experience on key Drafting, Drawing and Design tools and measurement equipment
  3. Effective leadership and decision-making skills.
  4. Ability to function in multidisciplinary team
  5. Ability to communicate effectively.
  6. Affinity for lifelong learning and research skills

© Copyright UMT, 2015. All Rights reserved.

Back to Top Website Credits: OCM-UMT