Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

The program of Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) at the UMT comprises of a 5-year (Ten Semesters) program of intensive studies and practical work leading to a professional degree in Architecture was established in 2012. The curriculum and structure of this program is comparable to any similar international degree with special regard to HEC specified guidelines. To this end, preparation of the curriculum, selection of the faculty, planning of the 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) 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 components 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 include 12 weeks of internship in a professional establishment. The working environment within the Department is pleasant and intimate. The students spend a significant part of their working in Design Studios which ensures high degree of interaction among students and academic staff. B. Arch graduates will be eligible for license from PCATP and practice as registered professional Architects.

 Why degree in Architecture?

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

 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 consulting organizations nationally and internationally. B. Arch graduates can work as architects, interior designers, and design consultants, project managers in engineering firms, architecture design offices, and furniture showrooms.

 Program Objectives

The objective of this 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 construction management
  • Ability to keep themselves abreast with recent developments in the relevant construction technology
  • Spirit of discipline and respect for the code of ethics of the profession

 Expected Outcomes

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

  • 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.
  • Hands-on experience on key Drafting, Drawing and Design tools and measurement equipment
  • Effective leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to function in multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Affinity for lifelong learning and research skills

 Admission requirements for B-Architecture

All applications are evaluated on the basis of merit as determined by their previous academic record and performance in admission test. A general admission test is administered by university.

 Duration: 5 Years

Entry Requirements:

  • 50% in Intermediate with Mathematics, A-Level with Mathematics or equivalent
  • 50% in Matric /O-Level

Selection for Admission: Qualification of

(a) UMT entry test

(b) Department’s aptitude test

(c) Interview

 Note: Candidates with Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) in the following disciplines instead of A-Level/FSc can also apply

  • Civil
  • Architecture
  • Surveying
  • Construction Management

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