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Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The purpose of studying architecture is to learn how to make physical changes to our surroundings that enhance the quality of the built environment and our experience of life. Within this broad purpose, architectural study and practice include the tasks of providing shelter and environmental protection, providing appropriate settings for human activities, and creating forms that are aesthetically pleasing and supportive of social well-being. The Department of Architecture includes the Interior Architecture Program and maintains close ties with other departments in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Architecture faculty members believe that the interdisciplinary cooperation of environmentally concerned fields is important to the study of architecture and continually seek new ways to learn from one another. A central part of architectural education is the design studio, where students learn by doing through experience with the design of buildings. This kind of learning is demanding, and students are expected to be committed and able to work independently and responsibly toward program and course objectives. In the design studio, continuous evaluation and response are the basic learning modes. The department sets high standards for student performance. Advanced students often work together in courses and as collaborators with faculty members in research investigations through independent-study courses. Preparation: Architecture is an inclusive art, bringing together a variety of disciplines. Students should prepare themselves in the following fields: Social sciences, Natural sciences, Humanities, Fine arts. Students are also encouraged to travel and broaden their experiences related to environmental design. Careers: Although most students prepare for professional registration and internship with practicing architects, others choose careers in allied fields such as construction management, environmental policy development, urban and community planning, architectural programming, and facilities management.