BSc in Architecture and Urban Planning – Graduates’ Profile

1. Ethics and Conduct

Architects are expected to observe professional ethics and established standards in carrying out their practice. They should maintain professional behavior and integrity. Architects should uphold public and professional obligations.

2. Competencies Required

Architectural education develops the capacity in students to be able to conceptualize, design, understand and realize the act of building within a context of the practice of architecture. The basic goal is to develop the architect as a well-rounded professional able to resolve potential contradictions between different requirements, giving voice to the society and the individual’s needs.

3. Graduates are expected to have the following fundamental knowledge and abilities:
  • Ability to create architectural designs that satisfy aesthetic, functional, technical and economic requirements;
  • Adequate knowledge of the history, theories of architecture, fine arts, construction technologies and human science;
  • Knowledge of the fine arts as an influence on the quality of architectural design;
  • Adequate knowledge of urban design, planning, and the skills involved in the planning process;
  • Understanding of the relationship between people and buildings as well as buildings and their environments;
  • Understanding of the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale;
  • Adequate knowledge of the means of achieving environmentally sustainable design;
  • Understanding of methods of investigation to prepare a design project;
  • Understanding of the profession of architecture and the role of the architect, particularly regarding social factors;
  • Sound understanding of the structural design, construction and engineering problems associated with the building design;
  • Adequate knowledge of physical problems and technologies and the function of the buildings so as to provide them with internal conditions of comfort and protection against climate;
  • Necessary skills to meet building users’ requirements within the constraints imposed by cost factors and building regulations;
  • Adequate knowledge of the industries, organizations, regulations and procedures involved in translating building design concepts into buildings;
  • Adequate knowledge of project financing, project management and cost control;
  • Capable of coordinating and guiding the gathering of socio-economic and physical information, which are inputs for Urban Planning purposes;
  • Epilate and analyze socio-economic conditions of towns to be planner; and
  • Coordinate and lead the preparation of urban upgrading, neighborhood and master plan preparation projects.