BS Architecture

A five-years program, is offered in Abbottabad Campus. Admission starts in the month of August each year.

Established in 2004, The Abbottabad Campus of University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar offers a five years (ten semesters) course to earn the Bachelor Degree in Architecture; B.Arch. The campus is located in the picturesque valley of Abbottabad surrounded by green hills ideal for academics and creativity. The Department of Architecture aims to prepare professionals who uphold traditions of great civilizations, ready to cope with contemporary needs, creating a skyline based on historical lessons, addressing the prevailing issues with a perception for the future challenges.

Enjoying the position of being at the gateway to Central Asia, the Department is determined to develop linkages with the Central Asian countries and to achieve an iconic position in the region for its innovative approach to technology and its collaborative vision.

The B.Arch. Degree course at the Department of Architecture is set in such a manner that the students: Take Inspiration from Heritage- the region's extraordinary ancient civilizations and its rich living folk traditions; Innovate Technologically - correlating the wisdom of traditional building technologies with the most contemporary technology to create unique inventions for their own social context; Connect with Emerging Trends of Architecture globally and in Pakistan; Become leaders in social responsibility as development professionals - building with human values and with respect for the environment.
The Department has developed rapidly, and continues to do so with a focus on bringing these aspects to international standards: Academics and Research, Infrastructure, and Faculty Development.

Academics

Academics at the department focus on continuos upgradation of the curriculum in accordance with the developments at Pakistan level-Higher Education Commission (HEC/PCATP) curriculum-as well as the best models of contemporary international education in architecture. The Department offers students the opportunity to explore themes in the electives that are close to their cultural and regional value.
Since architecture is a multi disciplinary design field , a combination of art and science, courses have been tailored to inculcate creativity among students from Foundation Year to the Final Year
Thesis Project. Each year course is attributed with a competency level benchmark to ensure s t u d e n t s ' p e r fo rma n c e t h ro u g h o u t t h e Architectural Program at Abbottabad Campus.
The Department also focuses on developing interpersonal skills of the students and a broad exposure to society, engaging them in various extra - curricular activities. Students are also taken to various nationwide field trips for an exposure to different historical buildings, architecturally significant structures and to establish dialogues with other professionals practicing in the country.

CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
Semester 1
Arch-101Basic Design-I8
Arch-105Visual Communication-I3
Arch-106Heritage & Culture2
BSI-101Islamic Studies2
BSI-142English Composition & Comprehension 2
BSI-110Pakistan Studies2
Semester 28
Arch-111Basic Design-II3
Arch-112Visual Communication-II2
Arch-116History, Theory & Criticism-I2
Arch-117Environmental Studies2
Arch-118Building Materials2
BSI-143Communication & Presentation Skills19
Semester 3
Arch-201Architectural Design-I8
Arch-204Visual Communication-III3
Arch-206Surveying & Leveling3
Arch-207History, Theory & Criticism-II 2
Arch-209Building Construction-I2
Semester 4Structures for Architects-I2
Arch-200Digital Application in Architecture-I2
Arch-210Architectural Design-II8
Arch-211History, Theory & Criticism-III2
Arch-218Building Construction-II3
Arch-306Course L17
Semester 5
Arch-220Digital Application in Architecture-II 2
Arch-217Structures for Architects-II2
Arch-301Architectural Design-III8
Arch-305Engineering Systems-I2
Arch-309History, Theory & Criticism-IV2
Arch-314Building Construction-III2
Semester 6Structure for Architects-III2
Arch-300Digital Applications in Architecture-III2
Arch-307Architectural Design-IV8
Arch-311Engineering Systems-II3
Arch-312History, Theory & Criticism-V2
Arch-316Course L17
Semester 7
Arch-401Architectural Design-V8
Arch-407Urban Design-I2
Arch-409Interior Spaces and Design2
Arch-423Elective Course2
Arch-425Elective Course3
Semester 8
Arch-411Architectural Design-VI8
Arch-413Landscape & Environment2
Arch-417Urban Design-II2
Arch-419Research work & Methodology2
Arch-424Elective Course2
Semester 9
Arch-506Thesis Design-I10
Arch-507Professional Practice-I3
Arch-508Elective Course3
Semester 10
Arch-517Thesis Design-II10
Arch-518Professional Practice-II2
Arch-519Elective Course3