Bachelor of Architecture

     Bachelor of Architecture

    

       Course Structure

 

  • Name of the Program: Bachelor of Architecture
  • Total Credit : Full-Time (188 credit hours program)
  • Duration: Five Years (10 Semesters of six months each, i.e., Spring and Fall)
  • Eligibility Criteria: As per UGC prescribed rules of admission to undergraduate studies.
  • Number of Seats:  30-50 depending on the teaching staff facilities available, to be determined by the Faculty of Architecture of BUFT from time to time.
  • Grading Policy: As per UGC approved university grading policy.
  • Passing Grade and Graduation Policy: Minimum passing grade for Architecture  degree will be CGPA of 2.50 in a scale of 4.00. The degree requirement must be completed within 8 (Eight) years.

 

The Architecture  Program will be of 188 credits as follows:

 

Year-1 / Semester-1

Core Sessional Streams Subject Code Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 102 Design Studio I 6.00 9.00
Design Support ARCH 112 Architectural Graphics 3.00 6.00
Core Theory History & Theory ARCH 131 Architecture of Ancient Civilizations 2.00 2.00
ARCH 133 Design Theory 2.00 2.00
General PHY 115 Physics 3.00 3.00
MATH 111 Mathematics 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory Optional Theory

 

ARCH*** Any One Subject (From Block A) out of 12 courses 2.00 2.00
Total 20.00 26.00

 

Year-1 / Semester-2

Core Sessional Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 104 Design Studio II 6.00 9.00
Optional Sessional Design Support ARCH122/ ARCH 124 Free Hand Drawing / Photography

(any One)

1.5 3.00
Core Theory Environment ARCH 155 Climate and Design 2.00 2.00
Technology ARCH 165 Building & Finish Material 2.00 2.00
General ARCH 175 Art History 2.00 3.00
HUM 147 Introduction to Sociology 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory Optional Theory

 

ARCH*** Any One Subject (From Block A) out of 12 courses 2.00 2.00
  Total 17.5 23.00

 

Year-2 / Semester-1

 

 

Core Sessional

Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 202 Design Studio III 8.00 12.00
Design Support ARCH 212 Architectural Graphics II 3.00 6.00
Core Theory History & Theory ARCH 231 Architecture of Western World 2.00 2.00
Environment ARCH 251 Visual Environment 2.00 2.00
Technology CE 265 Structure I 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory Optional Theory Block A

 

ARCH*** Any One Subject (From Block A) out of 12 courses 2.00 2.00
  Total 19.00 26.00

 

Year-2 / Semester-2

 

Core Sessional

Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 204 Design Studio IV 8.00 12.00
Optional Sessional Design Support ARCH 222/  ARCH 224/ ARCH 226 Digital Communication in Architecture –I/ Product Design/ Graphic Art. (Any one) 1.5 3.00
Core Theory

 

History & Theory ARCH 235 Architectural of Modern Period 2.00 2.00
Environment ARCH 255 Architectural Acoustics 2.00 2.00
Technology CE 267 Structure II 2.00 2.00
General HUM 231 Philosophy 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory Optional Theory ARCH**** Any One Subject (From Block A) out of 12 courses 2.00 2.00
  Total 19.5 25.00

 

Year-3 / Semester-1

 

Core Sessional

Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 302 Design Studio V 8.00 12.00
Optional Sessional Design Support ARCH322/ ARCH 324 Digital Communication in Architecture –II / Sculpture (any one) 1.5 3.00
 

Core Theory

 

History & Theory ARCH 331 Architectural of Indian Sub Continent 2.00 2.00
Environment ARCH 351 Landscape Design 2.00 2.00
Technology CE 365 Structure III 2.00 2.00
EEE 373 Electrical and Electronic Installation for Building 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory

 

Optional Theory

 

ARCH*** Any One Subject (From Block A) out of 12 courses 2.00 2.00
  Total 19.5 25.00

 

Year-3 / Semester-2

 

Core Sessional

Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 304 Design Studio VI 8.00 12.00
Design Support ARCH 314 Working Drawing 3.00 6.00
Core Theory History & Theory ARCH 335 Architecture of Bengal 2.00 2.00
Housing & Urbanization ARCH 345 Fundamentals of Urban Design 2.00 2.00
Technical CE 372 Plumbing 2.00 2.00
ME365 Mechanical Equipments 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory

 

Optional Theory

 

ARCH**** Any One Subject out of 16 courses 2.00 2.00
  Total 21.00 28.00

 

Year-4 / Semester-1

 

Core Sessional

Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 402 Design Studio VII 8.00 12.00
Optional Sessional Design Support ARCH422/ ARCH 424 Environmental Simulation / Construction and Materials

(any one)

1.5 3.00
Core Theory Environment ARCH 441 Housing 2.00 2.00
Technology ARCH 461 Survey and Research Methods 2.00 2.00
CE 467 Structure IV 2.00 2.00
General PLAN 411 Basic Planning 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory Optional Theory ARCH*** Any One Subject out of 16 courses 2.00 2.00
  Total 19.5 25.00

 

Year-4 / Semester-2

 

 

Core Sessional

Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 404 Design Studio VIII 8.00 12.00
Design Support ARCH 414 Landscape Design Studio 1.5 3.00
ARCH 416 Professional Training 3.00 6.00
Optional  Sessional Design Support ARCH426/ ARCH 428 Digital Communication in Architecture-III/ Interior Design Studio (any one) 1.50 3.00
  Total 14.00 24.00

 

Year-5 / Semester-1

 

 

Core Sessional

Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH 502 Design Studio IX 10.00 15.00
Design Support ARCH 512 Specification and Cost Estimate 3.00 6.00
Optional Theory Design Support ARCH522/ HUM 524 Seminar/ Technical Writing Verbal Communication (Any one) 1.5 3.00
Core Theory History & Theory ARCH 531 Architecture of Contemporary World 2.00 2.00
ARCH 533 Architecture Theory 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory Optional Theory

 

ARCH*** Any One Subject out of 16 courses 2.00 2.00
  Total 20.5 30.00

 

Year-5 / Semester-2

 

 

 

Core Sessional

Streams Subject

Code

Subject Title Credits

Hours

Contact

Hours

Design ARCH504/ ARCH 506 Design Studio X / Design Studio XI  (any one) 10.00 15.00
Design Support ARCH 500 Preliminary Structure Design Sessional 1.5 3.00
Core Theory Technology ARCH 565 Professional practices 2.00 2.00
General ARCH 511 Principles of Management 2.00 2.00
Optional Theory

 

Optional Theory

 

ARCH*** Any One Subject out of 16 courses 2.00 2.00
  Total 17.5 24.00

 

 

Optional Theory Block-A

Subject

Code

Subject Title Subject

Code

Subject Title
ARCH 601 Ergpnomic HUM 703 English
ARCH 603 Design in the Tropics ARCH 611 Music Appreciation
ARCH 605 Building Technology HUM 705 Human Psychology and environment
ARCH 607 Fire Safety Design HUM 707 Literature Studies
HUM 701 Principles of Economics HUM 709 Anthropology
ARCH 609 Art Appreciation ARCH 613 Aesthetics

 

Optional Theory Block-B

Subject

Code

Subject Title Subject

Code

Subject Title
ARCH 801 Interior Design ARCH 815 Construction Management
PLAN 801 Traffic & Transportation ARCH 817 Commercial Buildings Planning and Design
ARCH 803 Education Facilities Planning and Design PLAN 803 Theory and Practice of Planning
ARCH 805 Theories and Practice of Urban Design PLAN 805 Rural Planning
ARCH 807 Health Facilities Planning and Design ARCH 819 Society, Culture and Architecture
ARCH 809 Vernacular Architecture HUM 901 Ecology and Sustainable Development
ARCH 811 Architecture  Conservation HUM 903 Cost and Financial Accounting
ARCH 813 Industrial Building Design HUM 905 Development Studies