Welcome to the
Department of Architecture
With the objective of providing an education program at an international level, the Department of Architecture at BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology offers a 5-year Architecture program. The key objective of the department is to provide students with a professional, intellectual and diverse education resulting in a wide range of opportunities within architecture.
The teaching of architecture at BUFT primarily occurs in the studio. However, workshops, lectures, seminars, and research projects all contribute to architectural education. A broad range of topics are introduced and integrated in the curriculum, including sustainability, computation, materials, fabrication, infrastructure, politics, social engagement, and cultural theory. The architecture design studio is the laboratory where these topics intermingle and students synthesize design concepts.
Program of Study
The department functions under the umbrella of Faculty of Architecture & Planning of BUFT offers one undergraduate program leading to Bachelor of Architecture degree.
Bachelor of Architecture (Code: 201)
Bachelor of Architecture is a five-year program taught from a broad range of perspectives. Diverse architectural design studios are offered within the program. The studio sequence begins with instruction in design fundamentals and continues with design projects of increasing complexity.
Students who opt for Bachelor of Architecture program as their field of study can specialize in the study area of design skills, geometric disciplines, cultural and theoretical precedents, and materials and construction. Studios provide students the opportunity to broaden their experience of culture, contexts, and varying scales for design, and develop their own attitudes and positions toward architectural production.
Profile of the program
- Name of the Degree: Bachelor of Architecture, abbreviated as B. Arch.
- Language of Instruction: English
- Number of credits: 188
- Courses Start: Spring (January) & Fall (July) each year
- Standard time to attain the Degree: Five years (ten semesters, six months each)
- Minimum grade to attain the Degree: 2.50 in a scale of 4.00
The Bachelor of Architecture program consists of ten academic semesters and a total of 188 credits. The curriculum is imparted through an interdisciplinary thrust for systematic learning. The program is broken into a series of semesters, each comprising a set of subjects and learning experiences.
The degree program is completed with the production of a Bachelor's Thesis. In thesis, a student develops a hypothesis and design strategy for a comprehensive architectural project or a design research inquiry that is carried out as an independent, critical project—from concept to completion—under the guidance of an advising committee.
Accreditation of the Program
The syllabus for Bachelor of Architecture program has been prepared with experts from BUET and according to the guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, accordingly has been submitted for approval.
The program consists of:
|#||Study Areas||No. of Courses||Credits||Percentage|
Design Studio I
Design Studio II
Design Studio III
Architectural Graphics II
Design Studio IV
Design Studio V
Design Studio VI
Design Studio VII
Design Studio VIII
Landscape Design Studio
Design Studio IX
Specification and Cost Estimate
Design Studio X / Design Studio XI (any one)
Preliminary Structure Design Sessional
Free Hand Drawing/Photography (any One)
Digital Communication in Architecture –I/Product Design/Graphic Art. (Any one)
Digital Communication in Architecture –II/Sculpture (any one)
Environmental Simulation/Construction and Materials (any one)
Seminar/ Technical Writing Verbal Communication (Any one)
Architecture of Ancient Civilizations
Climate and Design
Building & Finish Material
Introduction to Sociology
Architecture of Western World
Architectural of Modern Period
Architectural of Indian Sub Continent
Electrical and Electronic Installation for Building
Architecture of Bengal
Fundamentals of Urban Design
Survey and Research Methods
Architecture of Contemporary World
Principles of Management
Design in the Tropics
Fire Safety Design
Principles of Economics
Human Psychology and environment
Traffic & Transportation
Education Facilities Planning and Design
Theories and Practice of Urban Design
Health Facilities Planning and Design
Industrial Building Design